However, most of those people don’t realise that there is a whole shop and tonnes of memorabilia dedicated to the condiment.
Located in the Royal Arcade in Norwich, the Colman’s Mustard Shop and Museum is marvellously old fashioned (just like Digby’s) and welcoming. It’s also filled to the rafters with local produce, from different variations of Colman’s Mustard to preserves and Christmas puddings.
Not just mustard
In fact, there are mustard bath salts, which is apparently very good for aches and pains and Colman’s Mustard chocolate (which I haven’t be brave enough to try!). The gift sets are also ideal presents, with different types of mustard in decorative boxes – you couldn’t get a more Norfolk-related gift!
The range of Colman’s memorabilia includes magnets, tea towels, aprons and retro art work that would look great on my kitchen wall! I’m also fond of the ‘I’d rather be in Norwich’ mug – it’s great for Norwichians in far-flung places (and yes, I think I just made up a word).
With gift boxes starting at about £6 and jars of special mustard for around £3, they will also make great stocking fillers that will bring a smile to anyone’s face. You can shop online and in store.