Saltverk - Licorice Salt

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The industrial revolution didn't really arrive in Iceland until the turn of the 20th century. However, in the mid 18th century, there were some attempts made industrialise Iceland. In 1752 the first Icelandic joint stock company was founded with that end in mind, emphasising wool production, sulphur mining and fishing mostly in and around Reykjavík. The venture had mostly petered out by 1800. Separately, but at the same time, salt production was established in the Westfjords. The method of production was to extract salt from the ocean using a geothermal process. This too didn't last into the 19th century, but in the 21st century the founder of Saltverk, Björn Steinar, setup salt production using the 18th century method. The yield is salt of pristine quality and texture. 

From Saltverk:

Deeply rooted in Icelandic culture is a love of all things licorice.  Our unique mix of licorice root and Icelandic flaky sea salt together make something you have never tasted before.  Whether or not you think you like licorice, we bet you’ll surprise yourself and love our salt - don’t be afraid to give it a chance.

Tasting Notes : With notes of toasty nuttiness and a tangy licorice flavor our Licorice Salt is a little salty, a little sweet, and all around delicious.

Key Descriptors : Toasty, Tangy, Unexpected, Salty Sweet

Best Pairings / Recipes : Licorice Salt is a versatile salt that can be used in both savory and sweet applications.  It’s excellent to use in desserts and cakes and it is excellent when paired with game meats, or sprinkled over fresh popcorn.