The Worst Brand Of Mustard, According To Almost 21% Of People

Whether zigzagged across the top of a ballpark hotdog, served alongside a warm soft pretzel, or folded into a vat of egg salad, there's no shortage of ways to use the classic condiment mustard.

Although this tangy, vibrant yellow condiment can tend to play second-fiddle to its sweeter counterpart, ketchup, that doesn't mean that mustard fans aren't passionate about their brand and variety of choice.

While some prefer the bright, vinegary taste of classic yellow mustard, others prefer the spicier, more sophisticated flavors of Dijon and spicy brown varieties (via MasterClass). And when it comes to brand loyalty, opinions vary on which brand of the sunny condiment makes the best of the best ... and the worst of the worst. 

Mashed polled 593 U.S.-based respondents on their least favorite brand of mustard, offering six mainstream options: Heinz, French's, Gulden's, Annie's, Grey Poupon, and Sir Kensington's. The relatively widespread votes indicated that each of these popular brands has their fair share of both fans and haters.

Heinz mustard isn't a crowd favorite

Receiving the lowest amount of votes, (and thus a favorite of the respondents), was the spicy brown mustard brand Gulden's. With only 11.30% of the total votes, Gulden's spicy mustard fans are nothing but dedicated to their sandwich-topper of choice. 

Narrowly coming in second-to-last was the venerable mustard brand French's with 13.66% of votes, which surprisingly didn't take last place given that a resounding 37% of our readers selected the classic condiment as their favorite type of mustard.

The gourmet condiment company Sir Kensington's received 15.68% of votes, followed by the favorite of Dijon mustard lovers everywhere, Grey Poupon, which received 18.04% of the total.

Pulling in the second-most votes for our readers' least favorite mustard was the organic condiment company, Annie's, with 20.40% of responses. And, narrowly edging out Annie's for the top spot was Heinz, with 20.91% of the vote. Made from just vinegar, mustard seed, turmeric, water, salt, and spices (via Heinz), this classic mustard might just lack a bit of the pizzazz of other brands. It makes us wonder if the massive condiment company should stick to making its uber-popular ketchup, and leave mustard to the other condiment-makers.