Sunday, December 1, 2013

Beyond The Shaker Applewood Bacon Salt Review

I have to admit to all of you that I really love Beyond The Shaker! They have some of the best salt combinations that I ordinarily wouldn't have tried on my own and they always surprise me and this time was no different. I got to try one of their newest flavors, Applewood Bacon Salt for my Thanksgiving Dressing this year.
I don't know what I was thinking at the time but I guess with everyone all here, I just plain forgot to take a picture of the dressing, but you really wouldn't have seen this in there anyway. I only added a few small spoonfuls, just enough to give it a nice flavor and a little extra umph! And boy, did it!
Everyone kept asking me what did I do different this year and I showed them my little Beyond The Shaker jar of Applewood Bacon Salt. Now, I have to tell you that it's so new that there isn't any information on their site yet, so I can't give you a link to follow and read more about it. I bet in the next couple of days or so they will have something up, but for now you will just have to look at my pictures and my description. Plus I also am telling you about my other all time favorite salt below.
It's got real pieces of dried bacon bits in there along with the salts. That's the thing about Beyond The Shaker's salts, they are all natural ingredients so you never have to worry about what all is in your food.
Here are some suggestions as to what you can do with this salt:
*Dust over your eggs
*Add to mashed potatoes
*Put on sliced tomatoes
*Add on top of filet mignon
*Sprinkle over asparagus
And I am sure you have lots of other ideas yourself because this is everyone's idea of what they like and what they like to taste, so it will be limitless in what you can add it to. Try it in dressing or stuffing, whichever you prefer to call it. It will add something special to whatever your recipe is. I bet it would be great in a salad also, but don't use too much until you get the feel for it.
You can get all of their salts in three different sizes, as seen below. Individual packets, bulk package and then of course, the jar, like I got.
This is what I like about things like this. I get to try foods and things from around the world and although it's not the same as travelling, I can imagine the place and dream about the foods that they make with their awesome salts! I really can't wait to try more flavors!
I do have to say besides this one, Chanterelle Vanilla still remains my ultimate favorite. Don't know exactly why other than it puts a whole new meaning to some of the dishes I add it to. We really love it around here! All together, they have 24 great flavors of salt so you will have plenty to choose from and to decide which one(s) are your favorite.
I found this under how they find and make the salts:
Harvesting salt is the oldest form of collecting salt. This salt—sometimes referred to as solar salt—comes from our current water sources and is separated from the sea water by evaporation. Harvested salt is nurtured, grown, and harvested much like a traditional farm crop.

The crop beds, though, consist of water instead of earth and can take years to reach the desired maturity for proper harvesting. The evaporation process for harvested salt may also occur with a little help from modern technology to hasten the evaporation without compromising the integrity of the salt.

Mining excavates the rock salt—salt formed naturally in underground and sometimes above ground deposits that have remained after ancient oceans and bodies of water have long since evaporated.

For example, Himalayan Pink Salt, which we feature in our Pure Foundation series as well as utilize as a base in our Garlic Shallot blended salt, is mined from ancient inland seas that have since dried up but left gorgeous, fine salt with a delicate flavor and a pink tint—a result of the iron trapped in the earth from which it is mined.
Connect With Beyond The Shaker several ways:

Mailing Address:
124-A Cummings Park
Woburn, MA 01801
Phone:  888.281.SALT (7258)
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The winner of my Santa's Little Helper Giveaway Hop will get the same Applewood Bacon Salt that I just reviewed! You will love it. The Giveaway Hop starts on December 2nd and ends on December 16th. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Ashley Ruge said...

o my that looks so good.

Marti Tabora said...

I would think that the Applewood Bacon Salt would also be really good on a baked potato. Thank you.
Marti Tabora

Jennifer Hiles said...

How can you go wrong with Bacon salt! I've never used it, actually never heard of it until now but I can imagine my family would love it on pretty much everything!