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Himalayan pink salt

BiscuitBoy Jan 23, 2013 01:47 PM

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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    thegforceny Jan 23, 2013 02:24 PM

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/799610

    Also mentioned in here:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/616672

    1. Chemicalkinetics Jan 23, 2013 05:45 PM

      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. BiscuitBoy Jan 24, 2013 08:29 AM

        ah, confirms my suspicions

        1. alliegator Jan 24, 2013 08:44 AM

          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.

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            treb Jan 24, 2013 08:47 AM

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

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              Beach Chick Jan 24, 2013 08:50 AM

              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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                Chemicalkinetics Jan 24, 2013 09:04 AM

                <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.

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                  BiscuitBoy Jan 24, 2013 09:35 AM

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

              2. BiscuitBoy Jan 24, 2013 09:39 AM

                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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                  ferret Jan 24, 2013 10:00 AM

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

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                    alliegator Jan 24, 2013 10:04 AM

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

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