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Old 09-05-2016, 01:00 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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As recently as a year ago, the 24 oz. attractively-priced store brand mustard containers featured wide mouths into which you could insert a knife or even a spoon to get every last bit of product. Then they went to plastic containers that you squeeze but into which you can't fit even a narrow knife blade. Lots of waste.


Oh sure, you can buy small expensive jars of French's whose flavoring I don't like anyway and Grey Poupon or Dijon for special occasions, but I like the regular mustard for everyday use.


Closest I can come to a solution is when no more mustard can be squeezed out but there's still a fair amt. of product along the bottom and sides of the container, I add apple cider vinegar and use the concoction as a salad dressing.


I guess this isn't limited to mustard but almost any squeezable product with a narrow neck. With chocolate syrup, I guess a solution is to add milk to the container and then have a chocolate drink.
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Well, my mom had the same complaint about body lotion. So she would cut open the containers and scrape out the remainder...kinda messy but possible.
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Old 09-05-2016, 02:27 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Guess you can go this route...
French's Classic Yellow Mustard - (200) 7 Gram Portion Packets / Case - 200/Case
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Well, my mom had the same complaint about body lotion. So she would cut open the containers and scrape out the remainder...kinda messy but possible.
I've done that.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Currently traveling through NC
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they can keep that sooty residue anyway. No interest in scraping it out, with knife or, anything. Grit from cheap mustard...
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Old 09-05-2016, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Living rent free in your head
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As recently as a year ago, the 24 oz. attractively-priced store brand mustard containers featured wide mouths into which you could insert a knife or even a spoon to get every last bit of product. Then they went to plastic containers that you squeeze but into which you can't fit even a narrow knife blade. Lots of waste.
I have said that same thing at least a dozen times as I tried to get the last two ounces of mustard out of the stupid bottle grrr..
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Our mustard is kept in a glass wide-mouth pint jar with wire bail & glass lid.

I mix it up myself.
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:57 AM
 
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I don't get the last bit of mustard from the container. My staff does that for me.

Shouldn't this be in the Trivial First World Problems thread?
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Old 09-06-2016, 09:03 AM
 
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Have you tried storing it upside down in the refrigerator?
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