What's Fundamental for Celebrating Independence Day (and Canada Day)? Mustard!
Posted: Jun 29, 2012 by Heather Angus-Lee | 0 comments
What is everyone in North America doing in common when they celebrate the birth of their nations this weekend? Chances are that a majority of you are using mustard on your hot dogs - and chances are just as high that your mustard was milled by the world's largest mustard miller - who happens to be a JustFoodERP customer!
As you squirt the yellow stuff on your hot dog, think of G.S. Dunn, the company that turns mustard seeds into mustard bran (flour) or mustard oil, the latter which is pressed from the seeds and used in ingredients such as the Japanese spicy condiment wasabi (the wickedly hot green mustard for your sushi). G.S. Dunn product is shipped to food manufacturers in the U.S., Japan, China, Iran, Australia and some 45 other countries on six continents! Quality control is a big deal at G.S. Dunn; they are the only mustard miller in the world to be registered to ISO 9001:2008.
G.S. Dunn offers a quick pictorial read of the History of Mustard –in the form of a digital book - with fun facts like:
Mustard was used by the ancient Romans as a cure for hysteria, snakebite and bubonic plague.
A 13th century Pope appointed his idle nephew near Dijon, France to be the “Grand Mustard-Maker to the Pope.”
The British became the first mustard millers in the early 19th century. Mr. Dunn (founder of G.S. Dunn) emigrated from Croydon, England to Canada in the mid-1800s.
Rochester, NY is believed to be the birthplace of today’s ‘yellow mustard’ when it was paired with the American hot dog.
Interesting historical tie-in: G.S. Dunn, which is based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, was founded the same year that Canada was! (1867) So to our Canadian customers, think of that on Canada Day Monday!
Another sidenote: Today the Hot Dog Council of America chose a winner of its hot dog slogan contest: "Relish the Moment." Sorry, Mustard, you were one-upped by your fellow condiment! ;)
What are your favorite mustard memories? Do you plan to include the delicious condiment in any national celebrations this coming week? Leave your comments below!
With a background in trade journalism, including a long stint as editor of a national manufacturing magazine, Heather Angus-Lee is the marketing writer for IndustryBuilt Software. When she isn’t turning our customer implementations into delightful stories, she can be found hiking with her three large dogs or reading. Heather can be reached at email@example.com.
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