Salt Traders is proud to be the exclusive United States importer of Danish Viking Smoked Sea Salt. Danish Viking Smoked Sea Salt is made in a style devised by the Vikings, thanks to the efforts of one man in Denmark, who took it upon himself to rekindle this millennium-old tradition. Danish Viking Smoked Sea Salt is produced by first evaporating seawater, then using a "fizzing" (evaporating) process, which takes place in a vessel over an open, smoky fire containing juniper, cherry, elm, beech and oak. "The resulting salt," according to the April 2002 issue of SAVEUR Magazine, "tastes like a bonfire."
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Posted by Jane Coe on 17th Mar 2014
You have no idea what a few grains of the Viking Smoked Salt will do for scrambled eggs, cooked vegetables and meat. This is my all time favorite finishing salt.
Posted by Unknown on 26th Feb 2014
A magical salt.
Posted by Frank - Olive Grove - Santa Fe, NM on 5th Feb 2014
Danish Viking Smoked Salt is a true and flavorful smoked salt. Very fresh and intense, this salt wakes up deep hidden feelings as it brings back memories of being outside with a roaring campfire. My customers tell me they have never smelled or tasted such a fresh, intense smoked flavor. A MARVELOUS SALT!!!!
Posted by KRS on 10th Dec 2013
Nothink like it. VERY smoky. Compared with this, Maldon Smoked is barely tastable. A few grains is enough, which makes it worth the rather high price.
I got a pound, which lasted several years. When I re-ordered, the new bottle was much livelier. Get it in the 1.5 oz. jar, or at most the 3.5 jar.
Posted by GaryE on 11th Sep 2013
I wanted to try this stuff because I LOVE the Maine Cherry Wood smoked sea salt so much (for the record the Maine is far more flavorful than the guava wood salt and well worth the extra expense). I therefore thought that the Danish salt must be even more amazing. I have to say considering the price difference (about 3 times the price) it is not worth the extra price to me.
Hey maybe my pallet is not sophisticated enough or whatever but there is no way that this stuff is worth 3 times the price of the Maine smoke sea salt (and that is at 1.5 oz vs 3 oz forget about if you compare the price per 1 lb of the Maine vs the 1.5 oz of the Danish).
I do realize that when you get to the sharp end of the stick that you often have to pay significantly more for the difference than you do for a product that is a little bit better more toward the middle. For example I know it will cost more for something that is say 90 out of 100 compared to say 95 out of 100 than you would pay for the same quantitative difference when the different is say 75 for the cheaper product and 80 for the more expensive product. I do expect to pay more in the first circumstance (and that is where we are with these products) . . . but when we are talking about 3 times the price the product needs to be much better than this product for me.
Yes this salt is a little more flavorful than the Maine. It is also a little drier and crunchier. Both of those are great things . . . but again I can not possibly justify the difference in price. Again a great product but far too expensive for me. The cost vs quality is just not there for me. Judging from the other reviews I am in the minority here but that is my opinion.
The bottom line is that we are talking about a relatively small amount of money for you to try it out yourself and if you are as culinarily (is that a word LOL) curious as I am try the product and judge it for yourself. I will not be purchasing this product again . . . but I am very glad I tried it.