Saltopia

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  1. dagger

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    QVC had a trial of 6 Saltopia infused sea salts. I have some fancy heb infused gray salt from France but never really used it much maybe the cost. I don't see to many restaurants offering these at the table so do you cook with them or just find to be a gimmick. Have used the Pomodori Soleggiatto tomato infused salt and found little goes a very long way an it does have a hint of tomato more flavor that regular sea salt.

    Which makes me wonder with all the fake food going around is sea salt really what it says or is that just fake to?
     
  2. someday

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    Salts like that are used mostly for finishing dishes...sprinkle a little on your roasted meat or whatever to give a nice crunch and a burst of seasoning. I wouldn't count on them to add too much "flavor" to the mix. Some herb/spice salt mixes can be used mostly to enhance flavors already present in a dish.

    Don't think too hard about it, use them and enjoy. Not really a way to use them wrong, per se.
     
  3. koukouvagia

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    I love my finishing salts and find a use for them almost daily. I have fleur de sel that I use to add crunch to salads and vegetables, Himalayan sea salt that I put on everything, and smoked Maldon salt. I particularly enjoy one of my fancy salts on sweet treats like a piece of bread with butter and honey needs a sprinkle of something. For everyday cooking I use sea salt.
     
  4. Pat Pat

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    Sea salt is the real thing, not just a fake fad.
     
  5. someday

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    All salt is sea salt :rolleyes:
     
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    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry, but I wouldn't buy any food product from QVC. Just wouldn't trust that they know what they are doing, or anything about the product.
     
  7. dagger

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    Is not a QVC brand, the women who started the company just sold on their. Think how many people watch HSN,QVC at any one time, surprised Walmart doesn't have a shopping channel. Salttopia.com is her web site
     
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    pete Moderator Staff Member

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    Just checked out her website and OMG, that women is selling a truckload of BS. I won't discount that she makes a good product-can't claim otherwise, but her mission and philosophy are so wrapped up in mumbo-jumbo it's almost laughable. If you think it is a good product and like the taste then buy it, but don't buy into all her hype about how healthy her salt is compared to others or, god-forbid, regular, mass produced table salt. My guess is, (and this is only a guess as I didn't spend time reseaching) with all her claims, she is charging a hefty price for her salt. I'd look around and see if you can find a better price.
     
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    It's funny how humanity spent so much time searching for, harvesting/mining salt, and then trying to clarify and get out the impurities that we've now come full circle where we leave it all in.

    I wanna know what institution certifies salt? All her salt is certified...

    Anyways, I agree...if you like the flavor no reason not to buy it. Most of the health claims seem like mumbo jumbo to me, but to each their own.

    Making a flavored salt at home is really easy though, no reason (IMO) to buy expensive infused salt from someone else.
     
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    The online store for this brand has a category called "CABERET line - female flavors and personalities" that has salts with the following names: "Escort", "Freshly Spanked", and "Taste My Flower".

    Seriously?

    I love a good finishing salt, but I wouldn't buy these products with someone else's money.

    And @someday is right - making flavored salt is really easy, and it's a great way to get the most out of your products - herbs you're not going to use can be dehydrated, the zest off citrus when you're mostly using the juice etc.
     
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    "Taste My Flower" Salted Caramel Popcorn does sound good on the menu.
     
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