French's Mustard and the French

French’s Mustard Calls the French People “Yellow”Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

A statement represented as being from the French’s Mustard Company says the product is not made in France and that the only thing they have in common with the French is that they are both yellow.

The Truth:

The folks at French’s Mustard did not call the French people yellow.
That’s the work of a prankster.
Because of American displeasure with France for not supporting the United States in the United Nations or in the war with Iraq in 2003, however, the French’s company did issue a press release clarifying that its product is not made in France.
The release said “There is nothing more American than French’s Mustard” which is made by the R.T. French company.
The release was issued through an office in New Jersey.
The R.T. French company is owned by Reckitt Benckiser PLC, a British Company.

Last updated 4/15/03