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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Tewkesbury Mustard Scandal

This story caught my eye and is something I really think needs broadcasting around the world, so please share with as many friends as you can.  Something simply must be done!

An Outraged Robert Boazman

(April, 2011 - Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds)
WHEN Robert Boazman bought a jar of his favourite condiment, he found its ingredients just didn't make sense.

The 69-year-old, of Upper Lode Lock, near Tewkesbury, was horrified to see that Sarah Darlington's Tewkesbury Mustard contained 85 per cent Dijon Mustard.

He believes Tewkesbury Mustard ought to contain English ingredients and certainly not be made of mostly French mustard. He said: "There are other foreign ones calling themselves Tewkesbury Mustard, but they should be based on the original recipe. The original mustard was made from mustard seeds collected locally and horseradish."

The precise recipe for original Tewkesbury Mustard is said to have been lost but the modern day product normally contains wine, mustard flour, horseradish, honey, lemon juice and sugar.

Sarah Darlington, who is based in Cheshire, said she was supplied with Tewkesbury Mustard made in Glasgow. She said she would look into changing the ingredients as a result of Mr Boazman's complaint.

Follow Up Story
(June, 2011 - Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds)

A FIRM can carry on selling Tewkesbury mustard, much to the disgust of a town resident.

Earlier this year, Robert Boazman, 69, was annoyed to find Sarah Darlington's Tewkesbury Mustard contained 85 per cent Dijon mustard.

He had bought a jar in the town, without knowing about its French ingredient.

He believes the product ought to contain English ingredients in order to be like traditional Tewkesbury mustard and so complained to the Cheshire-based firm.

Now, after seeking advice from trading standards officers, Sarah Darlington has written to Mr Boazman. She said her jars would, in future, make it clearer that Dijon mustard was used.

But Mr Boazman is still not happy, saying: "What gets me is that they can still call it Tewkesbury mustard. It's all wrong but there's nothing I can do about it."

1 comment:

Darius Brazdys said...

Well luckily there now is something you can do. The Tewkesbury Mustard Company founded by people from Tewkesbury, using ingredients grown in Tewkesbury, and made by hand in Tewkesbury using traditional methods. Is now being sold in local shops (1471 delicatessen, Tewkesbury tourist info centre) and is looking to expand the area that Tewkesbury Mustard is recognised for the iconic condiment that is written in history but has been forgotten for so long, With alternatives losing the heritage of the recipe and creating untrue versions and losing the distinctive taste that is so important. The Tewkesbury Mustard Company has over 10 years been perfecting the recipe to revive this British treasure. For more information please visit tewkesburymustard.co.uk or follow us on twitter @tewkesburymustardco or see us at the medieval festival to try our mustard balls on the 14-15th July. Get behind a local company and join our journey to bring back a long lost national treasure