Claim: French’s mustard released a press statement to let U.S. consumers know “the only thing we have in common with the French is that we are both yellow.”
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
The makers of French’s Mustard made the following recent statement:
“We at the French’s Company wish to put an end to statements that our product is manufactured in France. There is no relationship, nor has there ever been a relationship, between our mustard and the country of France. Indeed, our mustard in manufactured in Rochester, NY. The only thing we have in common is that we are both yellow”.
mustard was one of the “innocent” products caught in the crossfire of American exuberance to boycott all French products in the wake of Franco-American disagreement over going to war against Iraq — the same mania that led to calls in the
The company that produces French’s mustard is neither owned by French interests nor headquartered in France, however. French’s corporate parent is actually a British firm, Reckitt
Last updated: 16 October 2007
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