Earlier this month Cheri Bustos, the U.S. Representative for the 17th District of Illinois, took a few moments to recognize Boetje’s Mustard and our recent Grand Champion win in the World Wide Mustard Competition.
Here is a transcript of her statement.
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Boetje’s Stone Ground Mustard, which recently was named Grand Champion in the 2016 World-Wide Mustard Competition.
In the late 19th century, Fred Boetje began making stoneground Dutch mustard in his garage in Rock Island, Illinois. To this day, Boetje’s is still a Quad Cities-based company and is gaining international recognition for their excellent and unique product. In fact, Boetje’s is the first grainy mustard to win the Grand Champion award in the World-Wide Mustard Competition’s history. Previously, in 2008, it took first prize in the “Best Coarse Grained” category at the World-Wide Mustard Competition, and in 2002, their mustard was named the “Best Illinois Food Product” by Illinois Magazine.
Mr. Speaker, I want to again recognize Boetje’s Mustard’s victory in being named Grand Champion at the 2016 World-Wide Mustard Festival, and I wish them even more success in the future.”