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These Missouri-made mustards will take any sandwich to the next level

Mustard

Take one of these locally made mustards for a spin.

These locally made mustards have been known to convert even the condiment’s top critics.

Helga Gourmet Mustard

Fresh, high-quality ingredients are paramount for Helga Gourmet Mustard in Kansas City. The Sweet Heat mustard is the most popular and versatile flavor, used as a dip, marinade, sauce, glaze and key ingredient for everyone’s favorite deviled eggs. The garlic mustard is made with whole cloves of fresh garlic, and the Smokin’ Hot includes chunks of fresh jalapeños and a habanero kick. All of the flavors are available in 16 states across the U.S. and can also be purchased at helgafinefoods.com.

Grandpa Spencer’s Gourmet Mustards

The Grandpa Spencer’s Gourmet Mustards original Sweet and Spicy mustard was developed as a family recipe in 1935 and finally sold at the St. Charles farmers’ market for the first time in 2010. Since then, the team has developed horseradish mustard and the award-winning Hot and Spicy mustard. All three mustards are available year-round at Lake Saint Louis Farmers and Artists Market, as well as businesses including Fresh Thyme Market at City Foundry STL and Main Street Marketplace in St. Charles. grandpaspencers.com.

Just Enough Heat

The three small-batch honey mustards from Raymore, Missouri-based Just Enough Heat range in heat levels. The mildest of the bunch, the bacon-brown sugar honey mustard is great over sausages, pulled pork or even fries. Made with jalapeños and chipotles, the slow-smoked jalapeño honey mustard is slightly less sweet with a good burn – owner Isham Nelson considers it his go-to. The ghost pepper honey mustard, meanwhile, is best reserved for pepper heads; it’s the hottest item Nelson currently produces. justenoughheat.com

Jailhouse Jalapeño Brew

Grab the grill; this Sweet Jalapeño mustard from Jailhouse Jalapeño Brew in Holts Summit, Missouri, has a sweet heat from its namesake jalapeños with a tangy zip from mustard seeds. It’s great for glazing pork tenderloins, upgrading potato salad and even creating your favorite gourmet burgers at home. The mustard is available in markets all across the state; find all locations to purchase at jailbrew.com.

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Kala lives in Kansas City, runs on coffee and not only loves food but has a passion for telling the story of the people behind it.

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