Monday, March 28, 2011

Salt Traders Review and Giveaway

If you're like me, you're adventurous with food but are tired of the same level of personality in your food. You want to kick your food up a notch but don't know how to without using the same spices that you're used to. Well I have the perfect answer for you.



Salt Traders began with a fascination for specialty salts. Founders Rob Seideman and Kelly Hall owned the Cooking School of Aspen, which they opened in 1998. Their interest and education in the subject of specialty salts grew and they began offering a variety of salts and peppercorns at their school. Eventually, they focused all their energy on Salt Traders, educating chefs and the public on the benefits and vast array of sea salts available around the world. Rob and Kelly were central to the emergence of sea salt as a popular condiment and introduced it to home and restaurant kitchens across the country.

This company offers very unique blends of various salts, peppers, and sugars. They also provide speciality foods, gifts, and salt cellars too. Anything from this company would make a fabulous gift for any foodie.

I was sent a Didi Davis Salt Blend Collection:

Can't decide which salt blend flavor to try? No worries. Our didi davis food Salt Blend Collection allows you to experiment with and enjoy each flavor before committing to larger quantities. Additionally, the set is a perfect gift for any occasion!

Each set contains 10 g each of the following artisanal salt blends: Fennel Thyme Salt, Porcini Salt, Sagemary Salt, Caraway Salt, Vanilla Salt, Sumac Pepper Salt, Aleppo Chile Salt, and Smoked Paprika Salt. Each blend is crafted by hand and made with a moist, crunchy sea salt.

Use as a finishing salt. Our didi davis food Salt Blend Collection adds flare and crunch to fresh and cooked dishes. Use also mixed with oil as a rub, or sprinkle into soups, stews, and braises while cooking.

A convenient, sophisticated way to enhance any dish. Simply cook, sprinkle, enjoy! (taken from website.)

This salt blend collection is fabulous! I love the different colors that differentiate each salt. Before receiving this to review, I had no idea that spices could conform into salt! I thought all salt was just...well plain table salt. Well I was so wrong! Each blend of salt is very unique and has its own distinct personality. I will not be using any of the chile blends because I don't enjoy spicy foods.

I added a tiny bit of vanilla salt to some roasted asparagus before roasting it, and it gave it a lot of flavor. You wouldn't think vanilla would go with asparagus, but it really gave it a nice flavor. I think sagemary and fennel thyme would go excellently if rubbed into chicken before cooking. I bet it would smell amazing too.

One thing that I really like is that each blend is very small. It gives you a small sample to try to see if you like it, rather than buying a large jar of it and finding out that you don't like it. Also something else that's really convenient is the fact that the entire canister is stacked on top of each other, so all of the blends stay together and you don't lose any.

I can't wait to further explore new recipe options with these artisinal salt blends. I bet I stumble onto something excellent and delicious :)

GIVEAWAY RULES:
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Winner will be chosen on April 10, 2011 at 10 pm and then will be emailed.
One entry per day.
Alternate winner will be chosen if winner does not respond after 48 hours. Thank you and good luck!
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169 comments:

  1. I need these because I am always using the same seasonings because I know we like them. It's hard to justify buying new blends if we aren't sure... then it sits there missing only a dash. :(

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  3. i need to make food more interesting for my hubby to lose weight willingly ;)

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  5. My husband and I both love to cook. We don't need things spiced up, since we are not afraid of seasonings and spices. What we need is a chance to spice differently!!! My husband uses the same combos a lot and some of it doesn't work. But shhh.... don't tell him I said that! I may end up being the only one cooking in the kitchen, and we can't have that!

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  6. I don't use a variety of seasonings so this would help.

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  7. Most of the time I use the same old things. I need a little variety.

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  9. my food needs to be spiced up b.c i'm tired of using hot sauce on everything

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  15. I need spice because I am not balnd. I'm pretty spicy myself.
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  17. I need flavored salt because salt is my FAVORITE addition to food! I love the red salt from Hawaii and I would be so excited to try these all out. They sound so yummy!

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  23. I cook almost everything from scratch, and sometimes I just want to spice things up a bit.
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  25. Foods need seasoning because it is often the case that the foods we love are actually the seasonings we love. It's not hamburger meat and tomato sauce that makes spaghetti delicious--it's oregano, garlic, salt, pepper, etc.
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  30. I like to season my food because well seasoned food needs less fat to be flavorful

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  31. My food needs to be spiced up because, due to sinus issues, I have a limited range of my sense of taste. I'd like to try these salt blends for that reason.

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  36. Since I've been on a diet I've really had to watch what I add to food (like cream, butter, etc.) plus I'm eating a lot more grilled food. These would allow me to change up the flavors and punch up my food without adding fat and calories.

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  37. Oh, I've been looking at different salts lately because now that the kids are out of the house we are more able to experiment with our food. Hubby does most of the cooking (lucky me) and would love to whip up some dishes with some different salts. We are tired of the same old same old.

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  47. rying to cut down on salt and need something to SPICE it up

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  49. i think my food could use some different "spicing up". we went vegan about 6 months ago and i'm still trying to get the hang of cooking with plant proteins, only. I'm sure it's a matter of different spices than i'm used to using. thanks for this great giveaway!

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  57. I'd love to try new flavor profiles :)

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  58. I eat a lot of rice and veggies and this combo would be wonderful to spice thin gs up.

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  62. I always use garlic powder but need more flavor in my food and these sound perfect.
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  68. I like to season my food because everything tastes better with salt

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  71. I have used smoked salt from the grocery store and like it. So when I saw your giveaway I thought yum it would be great to have the chance to try some more unique flavors. I noticed that the collection being offered has one salt that is sage and rosemary blend.
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  81. I love to try differnet seasoning and this would be fun to try.

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  87. We are always on the lookout for new spices to try and this would be the perfect addition!

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  93. It's better than adding a ton of calories with sauces and oils.

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  96. When I cook it can be a bit bland so it would be nice to give it some kick!

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  104. always nice to try and SPICE up the old recipes :) costana@q.com

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  110. my food needs to be spiced up because I never know what to do with it to make it different

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  117. I heart exotic flavors!

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  121. My food needs to be spiced up because I'm doing weight watchers and it gets boring fast. Hopefully adding a little zing to my food will keep me on track.

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  129. I feel my food needs to be spiced up because...well....it just tastes better!

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  132. Foods need to be spiced up so my dishes can have variety.
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  133. I love to cook and I always look for new ways to add flavor to my dishes with spices and herbs

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  134. I'm not a big seasoner. My daughter is a little but hubby is big time. I add a little to our food and then they put what they want when it's ready on their own servings. Hubby adds at least three kinds of seasoning to his food. His fave, I mean he loves it, is salt. I would love, love to win this for him. He would be thrilled to have something different to try. Thank you so much for this chance. I love winning things for him.

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  141. And we are friends on FB too.

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  143. I stick to a lot of the same dishes so it would be nice to try something new to liven things up.

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  144. My food needs to be spiced up because I need some new seasonings to make delicious meals for my family. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  145. We are trying to reduce the bad in our meals and keep the flavor nice.

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  147. I feel like salt brings out the flavor of the food. Plus, more spice means you don't need fattening butter.
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