Skip to comments.
Press Release - The Only Thing French About French's(R) Mustard Is The Name!
French's Mustard Press Release ^
| March 18, 2003
Posted on 03/18/2003 9:13:04 AM PST by HAL9000
The Only Thing French About French's(R) Mustard Is The Name!
Tuesday March 18, 6:01 am ET
Robert T. French's All American Dream Lives On
WAYNE, N.J., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently there has been some confusion as to the origin of French's mustard. For the record, French's would like to say, there is nothing more American than French's mustard.
Born in New York by the R. T. French company, French's Cream Salad Mustard made it's debut in 1904 at the St. Louis World's Fair along with it's side kick, the hot dog. Both were an instant success! By 1915 the French's pennant became the brand's official logo, symbolizing French's affiliation with baseball and American celebration.
Throughout the years consumers have professed their lifelong love of America's number one mustard. "For many Americans, French's mustard IS Americana. It's all about baseball, hot dogs, family and fun," says Elliot Penner, president of French's mustard.
Did You Know? New Jersey-based Reckitt Benckiser Inc., the maker of French's mustard, is a leading North American manufacturer, marketer and distributor of household and food products.
* French's mustard was first introduced, along with the hot dog, at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. Now more than 50 billion ounces of French's is served.
* French's(R) Classic Yellow(R) mustard has been a staple at the ballpark for almost a century.
* French's mustard is the official mustard at Yankee Stadium
* Americans love their mustard and last year consumed over 77 million bottles of French's.
* French's is America's Favorite Mustard(R) and is in more households than any other mustard.
* In 2002, the French's bottle got a new shape with new dispensing technology and two new sizes.
* French's is known for adding flavor and zest to all American favorites including hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, chicken nuggets and pretzels.
* French's mustard has a flavor to please all palates including Classic Yellow(R), Bold 'n Spicy, Napa Valley style Dijon, Honey, and Sweet 'n Zesty.
* The Seed Story: French's uses only the highest quality mustard seeds. The milder white mustard seed is used for its Classic Yellow and honey mustard and the smaller, more assertive brown seeds for its Bold 'n Spicy and Napa Valley style Dijon varieties.
TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: france; french; frenchs; frenchsmustard; mustard
I don't like their mustard, but feel sorry for their unfortunate name.
posted on 03/18/2003 9:13:04 AM PST
It sucks having to be associated in any way with the French.
As a side note, Grey Poupon (sp?) is made in California (check the label).
posted on 03/18/2003 9:15:30 AM PST
(My golden retriever can lick your honor student)
I don't eat anything with the sylable "Poup" in it.
As I recall, French Toast is an American product, invented by a New York guy named French.
posted on 03/18/2003 9:19:44 AM PST
by Izzy Dunne
(Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
I don't eat anything that says "parts" (SPAM)
posted on 03/18/2003 9:22:32 AM PST
(Hillary: Constitutional Scholar! NOT)
I don't know.... Their English isn't very good.
French's Cream Salad Mustard made it's debut in 1904 at the St. Louis World's Fair along with it's side kick, the hot dog.
posted on 03/18/2003 9:23:33 AM PST
by far sider
Bless their hearts.
posted on 03/18/2003 9:29:38 AM PST
(Computers make very fast, very accurate mistakes.)
YAY! This is great news. I love the cheap yellow stuff - I prefer it over the gray poo-poo.
posted on 03/18/2003 9:31:04 AM PST
(Lock & Load)
...along with it's side kick, the hot dog.
Do the mean the frankfurter?
They'd better be careful.
It's not nearly as bad as having a terrifying plague named after your dietary chocolate treats. Remember Ayds?
Here is a good American mustard -
posted on 03/18/2003 9:32:44 AM PST
Kinda like Bobbitt sausage company???
posted on 03/18/2003 9:35:09 AM PST
(Go Fast, Turn Left!)
To: far sider
One never knows when one may need an extra apostrophe.
They may be stockpiling them in press releases in case they run out of them for "French's" on the label.
If you like your eyes to water, try Frank's Mr. Mustard. Like FR, I cannot live without it.
posted on 03/18/2003 9:52:58 AM PST
(Pray for our Troops)
I grew up in Rochester, New York and they used to have a big French's Mustard factory there. One of the jokes my mother used to tell repeatedly was that she was going to get a job at French's, picking the mouse turds out of the mustard seed.
Okay! Okay! It was funnier 50 years ago!
posted on 03/18/2003 10:33:20 AM PST
The Only Thing French About French's(R) Mustard Is The Name
In that case, just change the name. Problem Solved! I certainly wouldn't want my food product associated with anything as unwholesome as the French.
posted on 03/18/2003 10:54:10 AM PST
by El Gato
Now, let's not hear any nonsense about renaming it Freedom Mustard.
I love the cheap yellow stuff - I prefer it over the gray poo-poo.
Amen, Sister! I can't live without my mustard!
posted on 03/18/2003 11:59:57 AM PST
(where is Count Petofi when we need him most?)
To: HAL9000; Registered
Found on another thread, by the inimitable Registered:
If French's had to issue a press release to clarify that they're not really French, they must be worried about the boycott.
Maybe they should adopt Registered's suggestion and put it on the bottle.
posted on 03/18/2003 11:48:08 PM PST
Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual
posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its
management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the
exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson