Oct
27

Introducing Fusion Flavored Salt Trios!

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Our Artisan® Salt Trios have been incredibly popular for some time now (can’t decide on just one sea salt? Go with three! Need a last-minute hostess gift? Trios to the rescue!), and it was just a matter of time until we realized the Fusion salts would make for some knockout trio collections as well.

Fusion Salt Trio

The brand new, just released Fusion Salt Trios are a delicious way to try out some of our all-time favorite Fusion® Flavored Salts, from bright citruses to savory mushroom and truffle flavors to hot and spicy pepper blends. Each trio includes a selection of three full-size Fusion all-natural flavored sea salts, a glass serving tray, and three salt spoons. They’re the perfect way to give the gift of flavor to your favorite home cook, chef, or salt fanatic. Get a head start on the holidays and pick up a few to stash for those last-minute gift needs—you know one will pop up sooner or later!

Still feeling partial to the classic Artisan Salt Trios? Good, because they’re looking better than ever! Newly packaged in a clear display box, our smartly edited collections—Exotic Salts, Finishing Salts, French Salts or Smoked Salts—make for great gifts for those with sophisticated salty tastes.

Which Trio will be your favorite?

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Oct
11

What does “with a grain of salt” even mean?

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grains of salt

At some point we’ve all been told to take some bit of information “with a grain of salt,” usually by Aunt Janine when the info is coming from Uncle Jack after one too many cold ones. We generally take the phrase to mean accepting a statement, but holding a degree of skepticism about its truth—but where did the phrase come from?

Naturalis Historia

Naturalis Historia by Pliny the Elder

In an ancient text entitled Naturalis Historia, Roman author Pliny the Elder writes of the discovery of a poison antidote that includes a grain of salt as an ingredient. The grain of salt was meant to be the element that would help the less-than-savory-sounding recipe go down, thus ensuring protection against the poison.

This being pumpkin season, we can’t help but also mention the related Italian phrase “avere sale in zucca.” This means “to have salt in your pumpkin,” (with pumpkin loosely translating to “head”) or to have intelligence, making “grain of salt” a reference to a small bit of intelligence. With a grain of salt is also a literal translation of the Latin phrase cum grano salis, which is often used with a statement that should be taken moderately, with care, or not too literally.

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Oct
8

You should take this with a grain of (sea) salt…

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Bolivian salt chunks

Welcome to the brand new blog of SaltWorks®, Inc., Grain of Salt! A number of us here at SaltWorks will be sharing news, articles, tips, recipes—anything and everything sea salt-related, along with all of the cool things going on here at our Woodinville, Washington headquarters. With over 100 varieties of premium gourmet and bath sea salts available, we should have plenty to talk about, but what we’d like to know is what questions you have for us. Wondering what grey salt is? How to use Kala Namak? Looking for some good bath salt recipes? Let us know, and we’ll likely provide you with much more information than you ever thought existed on the subject of sea salt. And since we’ve been America’s Sea Salt Company® since 2002, we hope you’ll take our information with just a little more than—yep, you guessed it—a grain of salt.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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