The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Spice Lab Gourmet Sea Salt Review and Giveaway!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Spice Lab Gourmet Sea Salt Review and Giveaway!







You all know I consider myself a chef although I am not. But I try. I am always trying new recipes and using new spices. I figure it you don;t expand your food world, you will always get stuck eating the same thing over and over.

I was thrilled when I was able to review some salts from The Spice Lab. The Spice Lab has over 180 different kind of sea salts and they come from 30 different countries. The Spice Lab also carries other spices like peppercorns and saffron. There is also sea salt slabs, accessories, truffles, oils, tequila shot glasses made of salt and other foodie items that I love.

I must stay away from the site because I know that I will spend a zillion dollars buying all the foodie delights offered. That could be dangerous and expensive but tasty!

I received a four pack of the Gourmet Sea Salts. Salts Included in Collection No. 2 are:

No. 3 Citron SilverFlake Finishing Sea Salt
No. 8 Hickory Smoked Sea Salt
No. 13 Hawaiian Black Lava (Medium) Sea Salt - Hawaii USA
No. 40 Himalayan Crystal Pink Fine Grain

I wasn't sure how to use the salts in the best way so I improvised. I used the Hawaiian Black Lava salt in my spaghetti sauce. I used the Hickory Smoked Salt on ribs and I used the Citron Silver Flake Finishing Salt on my rib eye steaks. The Himalayan Crystal Pink Salt was used on almost everything else. I used it on my eggs one day and loved it.




I loved these salts. The Hickory salt was perfect for the ribs. It gave them a smoky flavor and spiced them up well. My favorite salt is the Himalayan Pink salt because it goes with every dish. The Black Lava Salt is delicious for sauces and the Finishing Salt is the perfect garnish for salads. I never used regular table salt anymore because it is overly processed. I try to use Kosher Salt or other salts, if possible. I know that I will continue using The Spice Lab salts.

I really enjoyed them. If you want to try some of these gourmet salts, head over to The Spice Lab and check out the flavors they have. If you want to win a set of salts like the one I received, enter below on the Rafllecopter widget!!

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Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

146 comments:

  1. I haven't tried any specialty salts, but would love to try. I would love the Himalayan Salt Mortar & Pestle. Patricia

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  2. never used any gourmet salts but would like to try it

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  3. like to try the hickory smoked

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  4. These salts sound yummy. I want to try the jalapeno infused sea salt.

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  5. As of yet I have not used gourmet salts.

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  6. Would like to try the French Fleur Del Sel.

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  7. No, I haven't

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  8. Haven't tried cooking with gourmet salts yet.

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  9. Love to try it on my ribeyes!

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  10. I have not tried them, but they sound amazing!

    Lori Taube
    cltaube @ gmail.com

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  11. I would also love the "Himalayan Salt Mortar & Pestle - Food Grade"!

    Lori Taube
    cltaube @ gmail.com

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  12. I have never used gourmet salts and looking forward to it!

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  13. I would like to try the aloha salt collection from hawaii!

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  14. Kosker, swa salt, and hymanila pink salt

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  15. Halen Môn - Welsh Oak Smoked Sea Salt - No. 64 - In a Glass Spice Jar would be very nice to have for meats

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  16. I always use sea salt ...but never tried gourmet salt but.

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  17. No but would love to!

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  18. Would love the BLACK SUMMER TRUFFLES

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  19. I would love to try the Hawaiian Black Lava Sea Salt - Fine No. 61

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  20. I have tried Himalayan Pink Salt, but we tend to think of Kosher salt as exotic :) I'd love to try the Hickory Smoked Sea Salt
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  21. The Hawaiian Black Lava Sea Salt - Fine - No. 61 looks wonderful! Wouldn't that be great on the table?
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  22. I have ... I was sent some as a gift ... I believe it was from the Mediterranean. It was delicious. A very small amount flavored a whole dish.
    Sml Footprints

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  23. I'd love to try the No. 40 Himalayan Crystal Salt - I've never had pink salt but I've heard great things about it!
    Sml Footprints

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  24. I have not, but I love to try new seasoning and spices though :)

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  25. i would like to try the Chili Lime Margarita Sea Salt

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  26. I have not, but goodness knows I love salt!

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  27. I haven't, but I would like to try them.

    Les Johnson

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  28. No, I haven't cooked with them myself but I've tasted a few things. These salts look amazing.

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  29. I'd love to try the Hawaiian Black Lava salt.

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  30. I truly love gourmet salts. Sometimes I buy smoked salt from England that is fabulous. I also like smoked black pepper and smoked sweet paprika!

    Nancy
    allibrary@aol.com

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  31. I'd also like to try the Spanish Saffron Sea Salt.

    Nancy
    allibrary@aol.com

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  32. Yes I have! I am currently using some red Hawaiian salt. chefl@swbell.net

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  33. http://shop.thespicelab.com/index.php/home-page-products/himalayan-salt-tequila-shot-glass-3-tall.html chefl@swbell.net

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  34. I'd like to try the cherrwood smoked

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  35. My husband is the cook of the family and he uses different types of salts but not sure what.

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  36. I'd love to try the Chili Citrus Lime Margarita Sea Salt.

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  37. Amazing! This blog looks exactly like my old
    one! It's on a entirely different topic but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Wonderful choice of colors!

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  38. I have never used gourmet salts but I would love to try them.

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  39. I would love to try the Smoked Arabian Fleur De Sel.

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  40. I have not tried any, but would love to
    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  41. I would like to try the aloha salt collection from hawaii!
    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  42. I have only used "sea salt" up til now. I have read about different salts and how top chefs rave about different ones. I would LOVE to win this and test more!

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  43. oooooooooooo chili lime margarita salt??? I can think of quite a few recipes to use this one in!

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  44. Yes, we have! I bought my husband some from Michael Chiarello a few years ago for Christmas.

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  45. Yes, I bought hubby some for Christmas from Michael Chiarrello a few years ago!

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  46. The Halen Mon Welsh Oak Smoked Sea Salt sounds interesting!

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  47. No I never have but they sound good!

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  48. Murray River Pink Salt sounds good!

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  49. I have used specialty salts and they really do make a difference, I'd want to try the hickory smoked

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  50. Never Have but would love to!

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  51. I've used gourmet salts before..love them!

    Julie B.
    icedmorrison@aol.com

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  52. Yes. I loved them
    rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

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  53. Yes, in my kahlua pork.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  54. Yes I have, my favorite is white truffle salt!

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  55. I've used them once before at a bbq.

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  56. No, I've never gotten any fancier than fresh ground sea salt.
    lorenalke@yahoo.com

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  57. I'd like to try the mild Indian curry.
    lorenalke@yahoo.com

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  58. I have not used them but would love to test them out!

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  59. I used a black truffle sea salt that was really good.

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  60. I have not, but I love to cook

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  61. I would like to try the hickory smoked

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  62. No, I've actually never used gourmet salts.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  63. have never used gourmet salts

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  64. i'd like to try the black truffle honey

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  65. I have bought gourmet salts in a different brand in the past but this company looks like they have a very wide variety of flavors to choose from so I would love to try them out.

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  66. would like to try the Jalapeno Pepper Infused Sea Salt

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  67. I have one that I use on a regular basis!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  68. I'd like to try the Cherrywood Smoked Salt Fine - No. 214 - Glass Spice Jar!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  69. I have not used gourmet salts but I really want to :)
    nurse_mommy(at)live(dot)com

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  70. I would like to try their Herbs de Provence Sea Salt Blend - No. 198 - In a Glass Spice Jar
    nurse_mommy(at)live(dot)com

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  71. I don't know if it is considered gourmet but I recently bought and tried Himalayan pink sea salt and I really like it!

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  72. I would like to try the Chili Lime Margarita Sea Salt

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  73. tweeted https://twitter.com/crankyyanky1/status/336914593760808960

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  74. I have never used gourmet salts.

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  75. I would like to try the Tropical Hibiscus Margarita Salt.

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  76. no but i would love to try them

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  77. Not yet, but would love to try them.

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  78. I have tried Fleur de Sel, and Hawaiin pink salt. I love different kinds of salt. Hickory salt saounds great!

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  79. I havent but I would really like to! sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

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  80. I would like to try Hawaiian Bamboo Jade Sea Salt

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  81. I've used lemon salt and I loved it!

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  82. Pure Spanish Saffron La Mancha would be fun to try!

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  83. I'd love to try the Cherrywood Smoked Salt. Yum!

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  84. I have never tried them before, but they look amazing.

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  85. I have tried Hawaiian Pink Sea Salt. I think the lava salt sounds extremely interesting though :)

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  86. I'd love to try the Hawaiian spices!

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  87. Yes I use Hawaiian black lava salt. Finishing salt is wonderful and adds a great crunch and flavor to almost everything!

    mosaic317 at gmail dot com
    Claire McKeon

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  88. I have a few gourmet salts. They were not inexpensive!

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  89. Summer Truffles

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  90. We have never used gourmet salt

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  91. I would like to try Herbes de Provence

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  92. I have.. I have some sea salt and olive

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  93. no but i would love to try them..

    dani marie ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  94. No, but I would love to give it a try.

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  95. Would love to give the Sweet Hungarian Paprika a try.

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  96. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/Kari944/status/343052050852106240

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  97. I've never tried them but would like to

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  98. No, I have never used gourmet salts....but they sound delicious! :-) Thank you.

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  99. The item I would like to try most is the Jalapeno Pepper Infused Sea Salt. :-) Thank you.

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  100. I have not - will I be destroying someone's salt lamp?

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  101. I haven't ever used any sea salts

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  102. I've been tempted, but haven't used any yet. Gaye M; rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  103. I'd like to try Ghost Pepper - Naga Jolokia Infused Sea Salt. (It sounds exotic and interesting.) Gaye M; rustysrambles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  104. I have not; however, I would really love to try them.

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  105. I would really love to try the WHOLE BLACK SUMMER TRUFFLES IN JAR

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  106. no, I'm not that fancy when cooking..

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  107. No we have not used them before. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  108. We would like to try the BBQ Smoked Sea Salt Collection. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  109. I haven't tried any specialty salts but I love trying new spice blends.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  110. I love using my sea salt when I cook, but have other than that, haven't really had much experience using gourmet salts!

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  111. Tweeted - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/343458912420380672

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  112. I have not tried gourmet salts but would like to

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  113. Yes, I have used Himalayan Pink Salt, Hickory smoked salt, and of course sea salt. I would like to try the Hawaiian Black salt at some point as well!

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  114. The closest thing I've used is kosher salt.

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  115. I would like Cayenne Pepper X-Fine - No. 5006 - In a Glass Spice Jar.

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  116. I have not used them.

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  117. I have never used gourmet salts before. I didn't know there was such a thing. They sound pretty good, I'll have to look for them.

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  118. I'm not sure if my last post was posted. I hope this isn't a re-post.

    I have never used gourmet salts before. I didn't know there was such a thing. I will be on the look-out for them, now.

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  119. Halen Môn - Welsh Oak Smoked Sea Salt - No. 64 - In a Glass Spice Jar

    I have never seen smoked salt. This would be terrific in cooking!

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  120. No I have not. But would love to try.

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  121. Daily tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/343766933805625344

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  122. no i haven't ever use them before but i would like to try
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com
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  123. No, I have never tried gourmet salts but I would love to try them.

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  124. No, but I would love to.

    Brittney House bbrittbrat1398@yahoo.com

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  125. no i havent but would love to try them!

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  126. http://shop.thespicelab.com/index.php/peppers-spices/sweet-basil-no-5012-in-a-glass-spice-jar.html

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