Sunday, August 7, 2016

Kauai Salt

Kauai salt is very special. Rights to process the salt are handed down from generation to generation. You won't find it in any store, but if you have the right "connections", you might be able to barter for some. 

On his recent trip to Kauai, Wendell was able to trade a couple of cases of Heineken for a few big bags of the salt. Yippee!!


Here are a couple of videos with more info:


Leslie's pics said...

wow he got a lot more than I expected!!!

Honolulu Aunty said...

SCORE!!! I had one big bag from years ago from my Kauai friend. Almost gone since it was shared, then "salted" - heh heh. Enjoy, enjoy!

Anonymous said...

j: Live and learn, I learned something new. Tell us how it tastes. -N

kobi said...

Is the lighter colored salt used more as a finishing salt? It kinda looks like Murray river sea salt.

K and S said...


jalna said...

Yah, Les!

Totally score, Aunty!

N, it's supposed to be small-kine sweet because of the brine shrimp that live in the water, but I don't taste any sweetness at all. It seems potent salty to me.

Kobi, I would think so . . . like over CHOCOLATE!

I agree, Kat!

Susan said...

That's a lot of natural salt! So where do they sell it? Or they don't? So for export? Like the bartering!

jalna said...

Susan, they're not allowed to sell the salt. I'm not sure if it's a tradition thing or a Food and Drug standard thing. But either way, that's what makes the salt so special, yah!