My sister recently brought me back a set of 5 different flavored salts from France. I almost used the lemon-lime flavored one the other night, but went in for a taste test first. Every one of the salts had a very bitter, unpleasant taste, and I was wondering if this is normal? Perhaps the salts are only good once they are added to food? I am also unsure of all the flavors, but I know there is a lemon-lime one and a lavender one.
I am hesitant to use them on foods and risk ruining a meal, but I also don't want to miss out on something.
Sent by Melanie
Melanie, well, on the one hand, we say go with your gut. If the salt doesn't taste good, then don't use it! On the other hand, flavored salts often do have a sharp, intense taste that is meant to be spread out and softened by the other flavors in a dish.
Readers, do you have any advice for Melanie?
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