Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Spice Lab Gourmet Salts and Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses

The Spice Lab is your ultimate source for Gourmet Sea Salts which includes over 180 varieties from 30 different countries. This is the largest collection available from a single source. Their offerings include over 180 jarred sea salts, their award-winning Gourmet Sea Salt Collections, salt plates, lamps, bath salts, spice mixes and so much more. These products can be found in gourmet and specialty gift shops, museums, select retail locations and online. Thanks to The Spice Lab, professional chefs and home cooks alike can use these gourmet sea salts to enhance their culinary creations.

The BBQ Gourmet Salt Collection is a fabulous gift set which includes the following exquisite salts.
  • Smoked Himalayan Crystal Pink
  • Washington Applewood Smoked Sea Salt
  • Carolina Hickory Smoked Sea Salt
  • Smoked Cyprus Flake Sea Salt
This unique gift pack sampler has a custom, American made wooden base constructed of recycled wood. The test tubes are made of Pyrex glass and contain anywhere from .6 to 1.3 oz of salt depending upon the density of the salt. These tubes are topped with an all-natural cork stopper. The set comes with an easy reference guide that provides suggestions on which dishes to pair with each of the salts and there is also a small bamboo spoon for scooping.

I never realized how many variations of salts existed to season my food with until I heard about The Spice Lab. I'm embarrassed to admit it, I thought there were only two types of salt: your typical table salt and plain ole sea salt. Boy was I in for a treat when my collection of BBQ Gourmet Salts arrived. I just loved the luxurious appearance of the sampler. It really looks like an ultra expensive collection, but I'll let you in on a secret... it's affordable! In fact, this set sells for less than $30 on the Spice Lab website. The test tubes are very easy to open and I was a little nervous about pouring too much out of them until I realized how perfect the tiny bamboo spoon is for scooping out just the right amount. The kids and I sampled all the salts prior to using them for seasoning and couldn't believe how wonderfully flavorful each of them were. Needless to say, we were excited to cook with them! My husband used them to flavor various meats on the grill and they were the perfect compliment to our grilled chicken, sirloin and corn on the cob. All of our new creations turned out delicious. Our favorite is the Carolina Hickory Smoked Sea Salt on the grilled chicken, but we truly enjoyed each of them. We still have plenty left of our salts and we can't wait to use them again and try them on all our favorite foods.

The Spice Lab not only provides award winning fine gourmet salts, they also create plates, lamps, bowls and even shot glasses from Himalayan Salt. These natural salts are hand-mined in the Himalayan Mountains from salt beds formed in the Jurassic era over 250,000,000 years ago! This food grade, fine quality Himalayan pink salt is then carved to create these extraordinary Tequila Shot Glasses.

The Spice Lab Himalayan Salt Tequila Shot Glasses are so unique and pretty! I love the translucent appearance which reminds me a lot of a rose quartz. They're simply gorgeous!!! The fun of these shot glasses is that there is no need to salt the rim. These glasses naturally add a salty taste to your favorite tequila, but you do have to take your shot fairly quickly as the longer it sits, the more salt it absorbs. I'm not a drinker, but I knew my husband would really enjoy these. He thought these were the coolest concept for shot glasses he had ever seen. Armed with a lime wedge and a bottle of Jose Cuervo, my Husband tried out these fabulous shot glasses and thoroughly enjoyed it. He really loved that there was no need to fool with salting the rim and thought the taste was actually more desirable with these shot glasses. We both loved that the clean up is so simple. No need for a dishwasher, simply wipe dry between each use and allow the naturally anti-bacterial mineral to take care of the rest.

My family had a terrific time sampling these fabulous and high quality products courtesy of The Spice Lab. The Gourmet Salt Collections would make an excellent gift for anyone on your list this Holiday Season including a Parent, Aunt, Cousin, Brother or Boss, anyone is sure to love this exquisite gift. The Himalayan Salt Tequila Shot glasses are the perfect gift for those on your list who love to party. They are being sold at Uncommon Goods and can be purchased using the link in the paragraph above. For more information or to see the full line of products available, visit The Spice Lab or you may visit The Spice Lab on Amazon.

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  1. michelle gilliland mcafee12/16/2012 10:19 PM

    Applewood smoked sea salt, that sounds awesome. I like how these are packaged. I love to grill out, these sound like they would be great on my steaks and veggies.

  2. These Gourmet salts sound terrific. I would love to try some on veggies and different meats. Thanks for sharing your review.

  3. Thank you so much for this review, definitely have looked at all kinds of salts but never knew about this company. Sounds interesting, thanks so much!

  4. The Carolina Hickory Smoked Sea Salt on the grilled chicken sounds wonderful. I would love to win this.

  5. The Spice Lab products look very nice. Thanks for the interesting and informative review!