Thursday, October 4, 2012


  I pretty much thought Salt was Salt was Salt, well Ok I use Rock Sea Salt rather than common table Salt and I have Flavoured Salt with herbs in the past, which are fabulous, but thats as far as it went.

I was chatting with Claudia at Oleoteca in Marbella where I get my Extra Virgin Olive Oil and she introduced to their pure Salts and flavoured Salts in flake form crystals, I have never seen or even come across them before.

The characteristic of this Salt is its naturalness, it's obtained in the traditional way evaporating sea water.

This Salt doesn't contain any additives, unlike common table Salt. In its composition you can find all the elements the human body needs, it contains trace elements responsible for the immune system like Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potasium, Iodine.. Yes this is Salt we are talking about!

It has an intense flavour, so you only need to use a very small amount. The Crystals are fragile, you can see the Porcini flavoured Salt I am using, it is easily crushed between your finger tips, it dissolves really easily, just magic on Grilled Meats, Fish etc put on at the end of cooking.

Claudia is doing four different kinds of flavoured Salts in addition to 3 or 4 Sea Salts. Chilli, Five Peppers, Smoked Paprika and the one I am using Porcini Mushroom.

They are really fragrant, everyone knows that Salt is a flavour enhancer, but in my view these take it to a different level, It's not expensive, costs less than Maldon Salt and complements just about everything. If you can get it try it, you won't be disappointed. Claudia's email is I should add this is not a sponsored post, I just love great ingredients and thought I would share it with you. In my view we need these specialist little shops there aren't many and I like to give my support.


  1. I really like the look of these. Is there a web site or just the e-mail address. Are they from England?

  2. Hi Johhny, I'll keep my eye out to see of we have them over here. Sounds very interesting. I think I'd go for smoked paprika. Great post, I think it's good to review products as well as posting recipes. I have some black garlic I've been experimenting with, perhaps I ought to blog on this...?

  3. Hello John,

    Please tell your friends they can order through internet, but before, to contact me through, so they can get a gift with their first order. Please, before ordering. I loved your post. Thanks!

  4. Love this post. I've become a bit obsessed with salt just lately. Who would have thought there were so many varieties?