When it comes to salt, there’s so much more to explore than plain old iodized. Even beyond kosher and sea salt, there is an entire world of specialty and gourmet salts out there. A unique salt can add the perfect finishing touch to any dish, sweet OR savory. A good, quality salt is more than just sodium, it adds flavor and punch and intensity. With high quality gourmet sea salts like those carried by SaltWorks®, Inc, you get MORE flavor by ultimately using LESS salt.
Like yesterday’s Rosemary and Smoked Salt Roasted Almonds, a gourmet salt can take a dish to delicious new heights. Whether it is a flurry of Himalayan pink salt finishing off your next salad, or a touch of savory smoked salt on your next batch of popcorn. Or hey, sprinkle a bit of flake sea salt on the top of your next batch of chocolate chip cookies (you’ll thank me later).
That’s why I’m so excited for today’s giveaway. Not only will you get the Wildfire® smoked salt blend I used in yesterday’s recipe (along with it’s two smokey companions – a $39.95 value), you’ll also receive the Artisan Bamboo Salt Sampler with 24 gourmet salt flavors in a gorgeous bamboo presentation box. This set alone is valued at $124.95. From black salt to pink salt, fine salt to coarse salt, smoked salt to mountain spring salt, this set has it all. Way more than a grain of salt, I’ll say that much!
Click through to enter to win this amazing salt lover’s gift set!
Giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!
Congratulations to Kari, comment #276, who was randomly selected as the winner of this giveaway!
The fine print: No purchase necessary. Giveaway open to US residents only. Void where prohibited. Winner will have 48 hours to respond otherwise an alternate winner will be chosen. Bonus entry requirements will be verified if selected as the winner, otherwise an alternate winner will be chosen. Giveaway sponsored by SaltWorks®, Inc. As always, all opinions written are purely my own.
The only one I’ve tried is Trader Joe’s Himalayan pink salt crystals and like it very much.
i’ve never tried any specialty salts but everyone swears by them so I’d love the opportunity to try-probably on caramel
Alder Smoked Sea Salt from Sitka, AK my MIL sent me, awesome on fish and chicken. Awesome!
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They all look amazing, but the black truffle salt caught my eye first. I’d first use it on crispy roasted fingerling potatoes and popcorn!
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I want to make salted caramel brownies with Alaea – Hawaiian Sea Salt.
Flaked sea salt on chocolate chip cookies.
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I’ve (gasp!) never tried any gourmet salts but I think the smoked salt would be incredible!
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I have a hickory maple salt that is amazing rubbed all over burgers before putting them on the grill. This giveaway is awesome! I subscribe via feedly, too.
I don’t think I have ever tried a specialty salt at home, but would love the opportunity!
I would love to try these salts on different meats, etc.
The Chardonnay oak smoked salt and I’d put it on some salmon or turkey. Yum!
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I like pink Himalayan salt. I use it with fish
Love using citron (lemon) salt on everything seafood! Especially scallops and fish!
Ilove Hawaiian red salt. I’d use it on salted brownies.
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I love pink himalayan salts!
I want to bake something chocolaty and sprinkle the Merlot wine salt on top!
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I have only ever tried Himalayan salt but would love to try some others! I use it when i want an intense salt flavor on veggies.
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I would love to try some smoked sea salt on my homemade macaroni and cheese, which I usually make with a mix of gruyere and smoked cheddar!
I have been obsessed with salts for many years. My favorite go-to’s are Himalayan pink for general cooking, smoked or truffle salts for flavoring, and maldon for topping. Yum!
I really love Cyprus Black salt – it is very salty and looks like dark black flakes – so pretty and tasty on poached eggs!
I love truffle salt, and use it in scrambled eggs or in my baked macaroni & cheese for an elegant twist!
I’ve never tried any specialty salts, but I would love to! I love to cook!
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I love the Black Truffle Infused salt on pasta, pizza, and practically everything!
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I like to use Kala Namak – Black Salt on melons
I’ve never tried any, but it sounds like I need to ASAP!
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I have used and enjoyed flaked sea salt, especially sprinkled on chocolate chip cookies for that great salty-sweet combo. cteeobrien at cox dot net
I love Fleur De Sel salt…I sprinkle it on my Hot Chocolate and it is so good.
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Favorite salt is plain, old sea salt flakes. Just a little bit makes such a big difference. I’d love to try some other flavored salt!
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I use flaked salt from Ireland on salted rosemary rolls.
I’m not sure – I don’t think I’ve tried many specialty salts!
My favorite is the Himalayan Pink Salt and I love it to add a bit of flavoring when I make Ahi Tuna. (also I don’t have a twitter or a pinterest, but I will subscribe!)
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I’ve never used speciality salts but ready to given them a try.
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My parents came back with some fleur de sel from France, and it was amazing. I would like to try the Fumée de Sel – Chardonnay Oak Smoked Salt. Wine-infused salt? Yes, please! I’d use it while roasting chicken.
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I love the pink Hawaiian salt. I use it on pasta dishes and tried it once on chocolate truffles. Delicious! I’d love to try more though. :)
I think a smoked salt would be my favorite! Love a smokey flavor.
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I love Australian Murray River pink flaked salt. It is a superb finishing salt, light with a slight crunch. Delicious on just abut anything you need salt for, but especially grilled meat and sliced heirloom tomatoes.
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I really like Himalayan Pink Salt. I use it as a finishing touch on a lot of dishes.
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I’ve never used a specialty salt…but I’d really like to!!! This could be the perfect time to start!
Already subscribed ! Would love these to make salted carmels
i would love to try a specialty salt, but the fanciest i’ve used is kosher
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My favorite specialty salt is sea salt.
I haven’t really tried any specialty salts, but I would love to try some of that smoked salt on some yummy roasted nuts!
As a college student, it’s difficult to budget money for all of the special ingredients and cooking tools that I covet. However, I just have to splurge for Tibetan salt platters. I can serve so many things on them, and they all end up seasoned perfectly!
Call me tacky….but I love sriracha salt. I make it at home and put it on almost anything. The most surprisingly delicious combo is when you put it on a mild cheese like a nice goat.
My favorite specialty salt is sea salt from Okinawa. I have three different kinds, and I love using the award winning powdered salt.
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I would definitely want to try the Lime Fresco salt! It sounds amazing! I would use it in salsa, on chicken, on top of key lime pie!!
The only specialty salt I’ve tried is sea salt, and I *love* it on caramels!
I’m a big fan of truffle salt. A little goes a long way!
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I have never used specialty salts that much so I cannot tell you what my favorite is, but I definitely want to make those almonds you posted yesterday! I just pinned that recipe!
I love a sprinkle of fleur de sel on caramel rice crispy treats topped with chocolate
Havent really tried specialty salt but would love to
Pecan pie and bourbon barrel smoked salt!
My pecan pie hasn’t been the same since I discovered bourbon barrel smoked salt.
I’ve never really used specialty salts before so I don’t have a favorite…can’t wait to try!
black truffle sea salt
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I love all kinds of herb salts – I like to sprinkle them on foccacia!
I would use pink hymalayan sea salt and add it on top of a sweet Carmel or brownie
Cyprus Flake is hands down my favorite salt. Really I just sprinkle it on a bitter greens salad because I adore the texture of the salt so much.
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Fleur de sal or black salt are both magnifecent
I love love smoked sea salt!
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I like putting a bit of smoked salt on simple dishes, from fried rice to sauteed veggies,
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