French’s offering limited-edition mustard buns for National Mustard Day

The result? A golden yellow yeasty creation that the company says is perfect for a hot dog, or even grilled cheese or French toast.

SHARE French’s offering limited-edition mustard buns for National Mustard Day
French’s hot dog buns have the yellow mustard baked in.

French’s mustard buns have the yellow mustard baked in.

Courtesy of French’s

Variety is the spice of life, right?

French’sis hoping adding a little spice in celebration of National Mustard Day on Aug. 7 will be just the thing you need to pep up your summer.

In partnership with New England-basedPiantedosi Baking Company, French’s is rolling out limited edition mustard buns, with the Classic Yellow Mustard baked right in.

The result? A golden yellow yeasty creation that the company says is perfect for a hot dog topped with extra mustard— or even grilled cheese or French toast. More on that in a second.

In years past, the company has released mustard ice cream and mustard beer to celebrate National Mustard Day.

“For over 115 years, French’s has delivered bold, all-American flavor to customers nationwide,” said Jill Pratt, chief marketing excellence officer for McCormick, French’s parent company.

“Year after year, we look forward to raising the French’s flag in celebration of National Mustard Day, by introducing exciting new ways to enjoy the bright, tangy taste of mustard.”

What doFrench’s mustard buns taste like?

So how do the mustard buns taste?

Surprisingly good.

Mustard seems a natural flavor to fold into the soft, chewy rolls. The yellow color takes a little getting used to, but the smell is heavenly (assuming you’re a mustard fan). Fresh-baked bread, with an aroma of mustard that is clear but not overpowering, invites you to dive in.

I tried the roll plain to get the full bread-y experience.

As promised, the tang of French’s mustard rang through, adding a slight bite to a flavor that was, still, largely bread. Careful not to overwhelm the palate, the flavors melded nicely. If anything, I’d prefer even a little more mustard taste.

How to try French’s mustard buns,including at-home recipes

You’ll need a little bit of luck to try French’s newest creation, with its release limited to landmarks and baseball stadiums in select cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore and Boston.In Chicago, you can sample the buns starting at noon on Aug. 7 (while supplies last) atThe Lodge Tavern, 21 W. Division Street.

If you aren’t able to snag the French’s mustard buns , the company released two recipes to make your own treats at home—French’s Mustard Challah BreadandFrench’s Mustard Beer Bread, which they suggest may be perfect forFrench toast,grilled cheese, sandwiches and more.

You can find the recipes at Frenchs.com/MustardBuns.

If you get to try mustard buns or try your hand at a home-baked version, French’s encourages you to tag@Frenchs on social media, with the hashtag #MustardBuns.

The Latest
The Big Ten was looking for a seven-year deal worth $380 million per year from ESPN, and the network declined.
Cam Williams’ football career took a fateful turn when he arrived at Glenbard South early in the pandemic.
Bound together with lime juice and olive oil, streaked with quick-pickled red onions, the peppery bite of poblano and earthy parsley, each bite of this corn and tomato salad is juicy, cool and balanced.
Save the champagne. The FBI raid on Donald Trump’s Florida estate probably doesn’t mean anything.
From 1963 to 1967, Dozier and brothers Brian and Eddie Holland crafted more than 25 top 10 songs.