The Monk’s Tale

spicy mustardWhy the Monks Were Lusty

In medieval Europe, there was a widespread belief that mustard was an aphrodisiac. As a result, some monks were forbidden to eat mustard, lest they fall prey to carnal desires. Other monasteries embraced mustard making and turned it into an art form. We salute these “lusty monks,” and in that grand tradition, we handcraft our mustard in small batches, with all-natural ingredients that would make our monastic predecessors proud.

Lust, n. a passionate or overmastering desire or craving; ardent enthusiasm; zest; relish: an enviable lust for life; pleasure or delight; desire; hunger; inclination; wish; intense sexual desire; to have a yearning or strong, excessive craving. Lusty, adj. Full of or characterized by healthy vigor; hearty, as a meal; spirited, enthusiastic; lustful, lecherous.