Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia

Mustard on a Krusty Dog.

A bag of mustard in "Yeti Krabs."

Mustard is a condiment frequently used both in real life, and in SpongeBob SquarePants beginning with "Help Wanted."  This item is mainly used by SpongeBob when making Krabby Patties. It is also used on Krusty Dogs in the episode of the same name.

Mustard has been packaged in various types of packaging throughout the series, including jugs and packets like one would have to package crisps.

Role in series

"Fools in April"

Squidward sprays a bottle of mustard on the Krusty Krab's floor to make SpongeBob clean up after him and thus fall for his tragic April Fool's prank.


Patrick bathes in a bathtub of mustard as part of his weekly condiment soak.

"The Original Fry Cook"

Jim informs SpongeBob that he put too much mustard on a Krabby Patty.

"The Krusty Sponge"

SpongeBob anxiously squirts a large quantity of mustard on Gene Scallop's Krabby Patty.

"Nautical Novice"

SpongeBob points out the extra mustard on a hot dog.

"Truth or Square"

SpongeBob is shown licking mustard stains off the Krusty Krab wall during the song "Oh, Krusty Krab."

"Enchanted Tiki Dreams"

Patrick and SpongeBob play around with hot mustard in the kitchen at the beginning of the episode.

"You Don't Know Sponge"

Patrick orders a mustard Dill Pickle Swirl ice cream cone with extra bacon bits, mistaking it to be SpongeBob's favorite ice cream flavor when it is actually Patrick's.


SpongeBob gets addicted to a song because of the Earworm and as a result the kitchen has mustard writings on the wall because he has gone crazy.

"Restraining SpongeBob"

Squidward sprays mustard onto Patrick's eyes when Patrick thought Squidward was a monster and was going for SpongeBob.


SpongeBob has a difficult time sleeping at night, worrying too much about the Krusty Krab facing bankruptcy issues due to him adding too much mustard to a Krabby Patty.

Towards the end of the episode, SpongeBob arrives at work, feeling very tired, and goes to sleep in a barrel of mustard. As he is taken out of it by Mr. Krabs, he confesses that he could not sleep the preceding night due to his insomnia and then proceeds to cry tears of mustard. This gives Mr. Krabs an idea to have SpongeBob cry said tears of mustard onto the Krabby Patties as a means to make more money.

"Mustard O' Mine"

SpongeBob, Squidward, and Patrick have to search for mustard after SpongeBob uses it all up. It is also learned that in the series, mustard, ketchup, hot sauce, and mayonnaise can all be mined like gem stones. They find mustard, but then at the end of the episode, all of it blows up in the air above the Krusty Krab, where it floods with mustard.

Hot mustard

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Hot mustard is a condiment that is a variety of mustard with a spicier flavor. It appears in the episodes "Squiditis" and "The String."


SpongeBob spreads hot mustard onto his legs after he deep-fries them into boiling oil in an attempt to conceal the crisp; however, it only worsens his pain rather than healing it.

"The String"

SpongeBob attempts to use it as a fire extinguisher to diminish the fire from his eyes, but it only worsens his condition.


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