Small business feature: Gustus Vitae
Gustus Vitae, Latin for Taste of Life, was started in 2017 at the Venice Beach Farmers Market by Frankie Scanlon. Originally, Frankie started creating seasoning blends and infused sea salts to share with family and friends, always giving some back to the growers and vendors of the products he used.
After rave reviews and some encouragement, he started setting up a table once a month – taking time off of his day job – to sell his seasonings. During the first month, a local Whole Foods representative stopped by and asked him to make enough of his products to sell in the local store.
Since then, Gustus Vitae has slowly and sustainably grown. Now, they have over 300 unique seasonings, sea salts, and infused cane sugars distributed around the world from the United States to South Korea.
Gustus Vitae’s mission
Gustus Vitae is on a mission to share the magic of cooking and empower people to cook, bake, and create treats to share with their families, friends, and communities.
Their sustainably sourced, all-natural seasonings are made by hand in small batches using the best ingredients. All of the spices, seasonings, sugars, and blends are free from artificial ingredients, MSG, GMOs, fillers, stabilizers, or anti-caking ingredients. Unlike other spice manufacturers, raw ingredients are carefully dehydrated and sterilized using a high-temperature/high-pressure technique.
Gustus Vitae spices & seasonings in our marketplace
- All American Salt Collection: Regardless of what you’re preparing, this set of finishing salts can help elevate your dish.
- This collection includes Chipotle Sea Salt, Smoked Sea Salt, and California Sea Salt.
- Artisan Seasoning & Gourmet Sea Salt Collection: This collection isn’t for the faint of heart – it includes all 20 of Gustus Vitae’s artisan seasonings and gourmet salts.
- This gift includes Black Truffle Sea Salt, Smoked Sea Salt, Chipotle Sea Salt, Red Cayenne Sea Salt, California Sea Salt, Blue Cheese Sea Salt, Wasabi Sea Salt, Dijon Mustard Sea Salt, Indian Tandoori Sea Salt, Greek Tzatziki Sea Salt, Crystallized Honey Sea Salt, Sriracha Sea Salt, Garlic Pepper Rub, Taste of Bordeaux, Taste of Tuscany, Taste of Thailand, Taste of Provence, Taste of Jamaica, Taste of Greece, and Taste of Cajun.
- BBQ Bucket & Pit Master Collection: This 8-pack gift is perfect for anyone who loves to grill!
- The collection includes Montreal Steak Seasoning, Taste of Cajun Seasoning, Hickory Smoked Pork Seasoning, BBQ Sea Salt, Chipotle Sea Salt, Ultimate Gourmet BBQ Seasoning, Smoked Prime Cut Seasoning & Rub, and Garlic Pepper Rub.
- Cuisines of the World Seasonings: Experience cuisines of the world in your own kitchen with this pack of 6 seasoning blends.
- This gift includes Taste of Thailand, Taste of Jamaica, Taste of Morocco, Taste of Tuscany, Taste of Cajun, and Taste of Greece.
- Deluxe New Home Seasoning Collection: Celebrating a recent move or looking to build out your pantry staples? This collection of 6 regular-sized seasonings and 2 jumbo spice blends is a great start.
- This gift includes Garlic Pepper Rub, Everything But The Pizza Seasoning, Everything But The Burger Seasoning, Everything But The Garlic Bread Seasoning, Everything But The BBQ Seasoning, Chop House Choice BBQ Seasoning, Everything But The Avocado Toast Seasoning, Everything But The Taco Seasoning, and Everything But The Sunday Roast Seasoning.
- Destination Series Seasoning Collection: This pack of 6 seasoning blends honor distinct elements of French, Grecian, Italian, and Mexican cuisines. Each recipient gets to select which destination they’d like to experience through seasonings. These set options include:
- France: Taste of Bordeaux Seasoning, Taste of Provence Seasoning, French Onion Seasoning, Lavender Rosemary Sea Salt, Blue Cheese Sea Salt, and Crystallized Honey Sea Salt.
- Greece: Taste of Greece Seasoning, Greek Tzatziki Sea Salt, Roasted Red Pepper Pesto, Spicy Green Pesto, Lamb & Beef Kabob Seasoning, and Chicken Kabob Seasoning.
- Italy: Tuscan Lemon Rosemary Seasoning, Sicilian Garlic Seasoning, Everything But The Pizza Seasoning, Everything But The Garlic Bread Seasoning, Taste of Tuscany, and Spicy Green Pesto Seasoning.
- Mexico: Spicy Baja Seasoning & Rub, Everything But The Taco Seasoning, Jalapeño Lime Ranch Seasoning, Green Jalapeño Sea Salt, and Everything But The All Natural Guacamole Seasoning.
- Finishing Sea Salts & Rubs Collection: Whether you’re looking to add a smoky note or a taste of the taverna, this gift collection is perfect for those looking to spice up their dishes.
- This collection includes California Sea Salt, Ancho Chile Sea Salt, Garlic Pepper Rub, Red Cayenne Sea Salt, Tzatziki Sea Salt, and Smoked Sea Salt.
- Global Gourmet BBQ Collection: This collection of seasonings is great for anyone who wants to experience the world of BBQ.
- The gourmet blends in this gift include New Zealand Lamb & Game Rub, Brazilian Steakhouse BBQ Blend, South Pacific Pineapple BBQ Rub, and Argentine Chimichurri & Steak Seasoning.
- Holiday Mains & Sides Seasoning: Elevate everyday and special occasion meals this holiday season with this collection of seasonings, spice blends, rubs, and marinades. This collection includes 6 regular-sized spices and 4 jumbo-sized seasonings for big, bold mains like a turkey, roast, and salmon filets.
- This gift set includes New Zealand Lamb & Game BBQ Rub, Chop House Choice BBQ Seasoning, Perfect Poultry BBQ Rub, Herbed Maple & Spice BBQ Seasoning, Everything But The Garlic Bread Seasoning, Everything But The Sunday Roast Seasoning, Creamy Truffled Ranch Seasoning, Garlic Pepper Rub, French Onion Seasoning, and Secret Garden Seasoning & Rub.
- Italian & French Countryside Collection: Each blend in this gift set captures the flavor of its place. When combined, they are a tribute to fusion cooking making it easy to make authentic Italian and French cuisine at home.
- This gift includes Taste of Tuscany, Taste of Bordeaux, and Taste of Provence.
- Luxury Salts & Seasonings Collection: This gift set of three seasonings has everything you need to transform signature dishes into signature plates.
- This set includes Garlic Basil Sea Salt, French Onion Seasoning, and Lemon Rosemary Sea Salt.
- Ultimate Grilling Companion: No matter the time of year or what you’re grilling, this set of seasonings is perfect for anyone looking to add a bit of flare to their meal.
- This collection includes Garlic Pepper Rub, Montreal SteakSeasoning, Natural Smoked Sea Salt, Ancho Chile Sea Salt, Taste of Cajun, Taste of Jamaica, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Red Cayenne Sea Salt, Sriracha Sea Salt, and Chipotle Sea Salt.