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I've read about the supposed purity and new age spin...is it worth the upcharge? Any special characteristics, flavors etc?

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    1. Well, it is not from Himalayan for sure. Is it worth the price? I am not sure. Most people say no, but I don't think you will know until you try it.

      1. ah, confirms my suspicions

        1. I give it a hearty "meh". It's pretty if you like to put out a salt cellar for guests to add a little extra salt. But as far as using it in recipes, I don't find a difference in the end result.

          1. For me, I'd prefer how it makes food taste better over spin, hype of having it in my pantry just to be cool.

            1. I just bought the Himalayan Pink Salt from Costco last week.
              $3.99 for a large13oz grinder...Kirkland Signature

              Front label; 'Referred to as the purest salt in the world. Himalayan Pink Salt comes from the heart of the Himalayan Mountains'.

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              1. re: Beach Chick

                <Front label; 'Referred to as the purest salt in the world. Himalayan Pink Salt comes from the heart of the Himalayan Mountains'.>

                Who labels something like that? :) Purest salt in the world is definitely not pink. I also believe that 99% of the Himalayan Pink Salt is not from Himalayan Mountain.

                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                  Pakistan...foothills of the foothills of the Himalayas. A bit of a stretch.

              2. a recent article about the traditional, by hand fleur de sel harvest got me interested in hi-zoot salt, and I keep walking by the pink stuff at a local store...I have a coupon, I may give it a try anyway

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                1. re: BiscuitBoy

                  You'll find that it tastes remarkably like ... salt.

                  1. re: BiscuitBoy

                    Definitely try it once, you can decide later if you'll buy again. I probably won't, but that's just me.