Did you know that on April 13, 2000 Mastel’s Health Foods was featured on the Daily Show with John Stewart? A segment called “Herbstore Cowboys” stars a notably young and handsome Stewart sending faithful correspondent Steve Carell on an exclusive investigation of the herbal underworld right here in St. Paul.
This time capsule offers a glimpse of what the shop was like 14 years ago, and includes historic footage of our (then much smaller) aloe mascots, local 'ech' users, and an interview with the infamous John Mastel himself.
This is 4 minutes and 29 seconds of fine feature film footage that you’ll be happy you watched. Watch it here on the Daily Show’s archive.