10/23/09

A Story of Salt

When I was little, my mom told me a fairy tale about salt. Salt? Seriously? Yes! Maybe that's where my love for food started.

The tale goes something like this: There was a king, who had 3 daughters. One day, the king asked his daughters: "How much do you love me?" "I love you as much as gold," said the first daughter. "I love you as much as diamonds," said the second daughter. "I love you as much as salt," said the third daughter. "Like salt?" asked the king and threw that daughter out of the kingdom--after all, salt doesn't cost nearly as much as does the gold or the diamonds.

As soon as the third daughter was thrown out of the kingdom, all the salt had magically disappeared. It was only then that the king and all the people in the kingdom found out how truly valuable salt is. Without salt, most of the food would be rather bland.

Needless to say, the third daughter was asked to come back, the king apologized, and everyone lived happily ever after eating delicious food seasoned with salt.

And that brings me to tell you about a super cute package I received from Marx Foods a few weeks ago. It was a little square box with the words "Goodies inside" printed on the side of the box. Being an impatient person, I started opening the box while still taking the elevator to my apartment.

Inside there were mini packets of salt: all colors and flavors imaginable! Look how cute they are: I organized them by color, like the clothes in a fancy store. (Click on each photo to see better details.)

So far, I have used the smoky salt, the lime salt and the Hawaiian pink sea salt. The strongest flavor was definitely from the smoky salt. I look forward to experimenting with the other varieties.

If you'd like a chance to win some awesome stuff from Marx Foods, click on the photo below: good luck!

15 comments:

Veggie Belly said...

wow!!! look at all that salt! id be so excited to receive a package marked "goodies inside" what fun!

BlueToYou said...

omg so can you send some to me? this is like the PERFECT sampling opportunity! i have some portuguese salt i'm working through. love it! you should make salt-baked fish!

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a gorgeous salt collections. I can't be without salt. It totally brightens up food. This would be such a treat to try these out.

Jhonny walker said...

what a great story! Really...I love such fairy stories. Great post too.

Junglefrog said...

Ooo, I would tear open a box that says "Goodies inside" on the sides too.... Kind of immediately! Love all those salt flavors! Which reminds me that I bought smoked salt not so long ago, but haven't used it yet!

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

I adore also (not only the sweets) flavored salts! Excellent products and story Olga.

Cheers!

Gera

Mary said...

What a wonderful goddie basket. Those salts look wonderful and I'm sure you'll find ways to use them.

Elra said...

Love the story about salt Olga, I think it's a cute story.

gaga said...

How fun! I've never tasted flavored salts like these.

5 Star Foodie said...

Wow, an excellent collection of salts! When we had a dinner at chef's table at the Dining Room at The Woodlands, we had a "salt tasting" with a few different matching salts for every course! It was fantastic!

♥peachkins♥ said...

what an excellent package!

Tamara Lea said...

Wow, I had no idea there were so many varieties of salt. I'm kind of a salt addict, so that could be dangerous to me -- especially the espresso salt!

They look amazing!

Sophie said...

What fab salt collections!! Sometimes, I make my own blend of spices & salt or dried gherbes, lemon zest & salt,..

Hillary said...

That is the cutest fairy tale I've ever heard! Love it - thanks for sharing :)

Brittany (He Cooks She Cooks) said...

I've heard that tale before. Wise little princess :)

All of those salts sound great! Ginger, habanero, szechuan...I wish people would send me pretty salts...