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!