The Spice Lab Gourmet Sea Salts Review!

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First off let me say, I had no idea there were so many different salts in the world! After looking through The Spice Lab I learned there are tons of different salts and each has a unique flavor! They have many of the hardest to find salts of the world!

I got to sample the 2001 Gourmet Sea Salt Sampler Collection  from The Spice Lab. These included some of the best tasting, hard to find salts of the world! In my set was No 1. Murray River Australia, No 3. Cyprus Flake, No 7. Applewood Smoked, No. 11 Fleur De Sel, and No 12. Red Alaea Hawaiian Fine. Each of these salts offered a unique taste.

The Spice Lab Gourmet Sea Salts

About each salt:

    • Australian Murray River salt crystals are light & delicate peach colored flakes. They have a wonderfully mild flavor. The texture is ideal for use as a finishing salt. The crystals melt quickly and evenly making Murray River flake salt ideal for finishing, roasting, and baking.
    • The Cyprus salt flakes are known for their large pyramid shaped crystals. Light and fluffy with the mild taste characteristic of Mediterranean salts. Popular for cooking and baking, this flake salt is also commonly used as a garnish for fish and vegetable dishes.
    • Red Alaea is the traditional Hawaiian table salt used to season and preserve meats and fish. Savor a unique and pleasant flavor while roasting or grilling meats. It is the traditional and authentic seasoning for native Hawaiian dishes such as Kalua Pig, Hawaiian Jerky and Poke.
    • Apple Wood (Yakima) Smoked Sea Salt is a flaky sea salt that is naturally smoked over real apple wood from the Yakima Valley in Washington State. Aged apple wood is one of the most popular fruit woods used in smoking. Apple Wood (Yakima) Smoked Sea Salt has a subtle fruit wood flavor that is mild enough to use with fish, shellfish, and poultry. Pork, sausage, ham, and bacon are also delicious when cooked or cured with this smoked salt.
    • Fleur De Selis a delicate yet large flake salt, use it as a finishing salt or on the table. Crush the large pyramids between your fingers and sprinkle on your favorite meats, and even fish. We are the only Importer of this rare salt.


My husband always cooks up a weeks worth of chicken and tilapia for himself to eat for lunch throughout the week. I was cooking his Tilapia for him and decided to try out my new salts. I used all of them except for the Applewood Smoked. I made 5 pieces of fish. I used a different salt on each fish and then used regular table salt on one so that I could compare. You could definitely tell the difference. Each piece of fish had a unique taste to it. Of those 4 our favorite was the Red Alaea, we had our honeymoon in Hawaii and it definitely reminded us of those delicious meals we had while there. We saved the Applewood Smoked Salt for the chicken. It not only tasted amazing but it filled the house with a wonderful aroma. It actually smelled like a wood burning stove in our house. My son even thought the smell was great! He came in from playing and said, “Wow, what are you cooking mom?”

Gourmet Sea Salts
After trying out these 5 salts I am even more curious for all the different salts that The Spice Lab has to offer. The best thing is you get the samplers and then you can figure out your favorite and order bigger packages of those.
If you have a love for cooking or are looking for a unique gift for a chef in your house, look no further! These salts are a lot of fun to cook with and are definitely unique. You will wow your guests at your next dinner party with these amazing salts from The Spice Lab!
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Buy: You can buy any of the salts listed above plus many more at The Spice Lab.
I received samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions are my own or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.


  1. Wow I had no idea there was so many different sea salts!!!! I am excited to try them-I only use sea salt now in my recipes. Better for me and my family. 🙂

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