Our American friends may be familiar with Beaver Brand jalapeno mustard, but when I spied it in my local Booths supermarket recently, I fell upon it with squees of joy… I love mustard, and I love jalapenos so it had to be bought! Beware though, it is most certainly not cheap.
Thankfully I tried a little before I slathered it all over my sandwich, it’s seriously hot! Which upon closer inspection of the ingredients list, makes a lot of sense… the first pepper in the list is cayenne, along with red jalapeno, green jalapeno, red chilli and ancho.
The first hit of flavour is definitely the cayenne, which to me always tastes like a rather raw sort of heat, although I don’t find it unpleasant. The mustard then mellows a little into the flavour of the jalapenos, which I really enjoy, it’s a rounded heat which fills the mouth but doesn’t hang around too long. The mustard flavour is more of a tangy banknote with all the chilli in there! I’ll be honest, I couldn’t detect the ancho flavour at all.
My very most favourite way of eating it so far has been spread thinly on wholemeal toast with peanut butter, it made such a satisfying weekend breakfast!
But I’ve also found it to be gorgeous with cucumber and vegan cheese in a sandwich, and mixed into vegan mayo as a dip for chips…
I’d definitely recommend it, particularly if you’re a fan of chilli sauces.