Who actually created the most famous French mustard, Grey Poupon?
It was an Englishman, a guy named Grey.
The French have always produced the great mustards in the city of Dijon, in the Burgundy region of eastern France.
In 1777, the Englishman named Grey began selling his mustard there. He took on a French partner named Poupon who came with money.
For 200 years and several generations, their shop in Dijon was called Grey Poupon, and it’s a vacation destination for mustard lovers from all over the world.
American soldiers returning from Europe after the Second World War brought Grey Poupon mustard back with them.
Today, Kraft sells Grey Poupon, the best-selling premium mustard in the country.
Like other Dijon mustards, Grey Poupon contains a small amount of white wine.
The American version is made with brown mustard seed grown in Canada.
Does Kraft still make it in Dijon, France?
No, it’s actually made not far away. Kraft has a factory on the shores of Lake Michigan in Holland, Michigan.