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Buy the Best Salt - Himalayan Pink, Hawaiian, Fleur De Sell, Sea - From Around the World on eBay

Updated on October 5, 2012


Those of you who have been reading my hubs, know that I love shopping on eBay. Nowhere else online can you find this combination of great deals and rare-strange items and exciting shopping experience (searching, bidding, .........waiting for the package to arrive) in one place.


IMHO (In My Humble Opinion) eBay is one of the best sites on the internet today.


So it's probably no surprise that I have yet another eBay hub to share, which relates to one of my favorite topics...food...specifically gourmet salts....


Did you know you can buy the best gourmet salt from around the world on eBay? In this hub I'll showcase some of my favorites - Fleur De Sell, Hawaiian Black, Himalayan Pink (which is featured in my main picture and growing in popularity).

French Fleur De Sell

French "Fleur De Sell" (from Guerande) is crowned the "caviar of salts" by chefs worldwide. It is literally the "First Harvest of the Season". The salt crystals form on the top of the Salt Pond and are gathered by barely skimming the surface. Many chefs regard this salt as a "secret weapon".

French Fleur De Sell has the highest mineral content, a sweet taste, and literally "melts" on the tongue. It is low on sodium and superb on steaks, salads, and especially steaks.


Hiwa Kai - Black Hawaiian Sea Salt

What happens when you mix evaporated Pacific Sea salt and activated charcoal? You get a Fine Hiwa Kai Black Hawaiian Sea Salt.

Stunningly Black, REAL Black......, and silky smooth in texture, this salt goes well on fish (sushi), bread, soups, or mixed with a white salt for dips, or salt crushers. (Looks cool on the kitchen counter as well).


Durango Hickory Smoked Sea Salt

Take some Pure Pacific Sea Salt and smoke it over Hickory and Bingo! Hickory Smoked Sea Salt. DELICIOUS.

THINK BBQ, Ribs, Steaks, Pork.....Nuff Said.


Himalayan Pink Sea Salt

Himalayan Pink Sea salt is my personal favorite. It is considered a "finishing" salt, and REALLY brings out the flavor of the dish when crushed over the plate right before serving. It literally "Enhances" the flavors, and for a mediocre chef like me, it's priceless ;)


TIP - Himalayan Pink salt slabs look cool, (but really freakin hurt if hit by one from an unexpecting receiver of such a gift), and are great for presentation to impress ones friends(salmon, sushi etc. can go right on top of one). If you have a salt crusher buy the small rocks, the salt is much easier to manage, trust me. (and if get thrown at you don't even hurt).


Thai Ginger Salt and Japanese Soy Infused

I think the title speaks for itself on this one. Ginger + Salt = Gourmet Thai in your Kitchen.

Need some Modern Asian Flare? Try Japanese Soy Infused Sea Salt!


When It comes to Salt and Pepper, the world is your "Oyster" my culinary friends. A few bucks, one click of the mouse, and you'll have these spices in your kitchen just in time for the holidays!

eBay also has a HUGE assortment of Salt and Pepper Mills, I've showcased these "Faucet Valve" Mills for their uniqueness. Have fun and happy eBaying :)

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      Nancy Yager 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      I had no idea that there were so many different kinds bof salt. I truly learned something new today.

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      Jeff Boettner 4 years ago from Tampa, FL

      Thanks LipNancy, oh yes, many different kinds of salts, and the "finishing" salts, such as the pink Himalayan, really pull the flavor out of a dish. Its like a flavor "enhancer". I think its fun to have unusual salts around in the kitchen, change it up a bit from time to time. Thanks for reading :)

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      Shining Irish Eyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

      It really does amaze me these exotic spices and such can now be purchased on eBay.

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      Jeff Boettner 4 years ago from Tampa, FL

      Thanks Shiningirisheyes :), I actually started with "finishing" salts in a very cool wine store back in Orlando. (Where I bought my crusher -- which is now broke, cuz my Himalayan rocks were too big --- don't by the slab lol), but like anything else, once Ive found it in the real world, I immediately go to eBay to price compare, and I ended up finding all sorts of great salts and peppers.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Jeff,

      How you doing! Great hub idea and interesting gift choice for your girlfriend! I have heard of Himalayan Pink Sea Salt but had no idea there were so many other varieties which sound cool and beneficial. Interesting, useful and voted up :-)

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      Jeff Boettner 4 years ago from Tampa, FL

      Hey Suzie :).... I've been buying salt and pepper for years on eBay, (for myself), and decided to give a slab to my-ex......which she left for me? that was nice of her..... but yes, you can find a fantastic assortment of salts and peppers from around the world on eBay. The Himalayan Pink (FYI), is more of a finisher....barely noticeable but really pulls the flavor out of a dish.... Thanks for stopping by

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      Daniel Johnston 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      I'm lucky enough to have a specialty store nearby, but often feel price gouged. I've looked around eBay and the like but have been worried about quality since I cannot actually see the product as I can in a store. I guess if I find a brand in a store it would be a great way to ensure quality.

      You've given me inspiration? confidence? to try to save money and use ebay instead.

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      Jeff Boettner 4 years ago from Tampa, FL

      Thanks Danieljohnston, the trick for me with eBay is, I always look at feedback before I go to a specific buyer. If someone got a poor product, or never got the product, you'll see it in the feedback. If they have 100% and have been selling salts for quite a while, you can feel confident about the purchase, especially if you use PayPal, which will immediately refund your money for just about any reason, including "item not as described"....

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I gotta try the Durango smoked salt! I love finishing salts and use Andean pink sea salt with wild abandonment, since we can buy it in the open-air market for 20 cents a pound! It's hand harvested from pools that collected during the Jurassic period, so it's unpolluted and delicious. The pink color is from the iron content. Love it! Thanks for sharing this info on Ebay. : )

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      Jeff Boettner 4 years ago from Tampa, FL

      Thanks So Much vespawoolf! I was wondering where the pink color came from. And seriously the Jurassic period? I had No idea. I'm looking this salt up now, TY for sharing :)

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