The Saltverk Lava Salt is a geothermal flaky sea salt from Iceland, and blended with activated charcoal (which is a natural detoxifier). It exudes a dark color—an almost-black violet shade. It has an incredible depth of flavor, fresh, with earthy notes. It still tastes very much like salt, but with something more.
In the 18th century, the Danish king established a salt production that made use of geothermal energy. But a few decades later, that tradition in Iceland ended indefinitely. But this tradition lived on in idea, and in 2011, Björn Steinar Jónsson founded Saltverk, reestablishing this time-old method of salt-making in Iceland. Born of a love for food and pride in his Icelandic heritage, Saltverk is found on a small peninsula in the Westfjords of Iceland, called Reykjanes, which separates two fjords and is surrounded by high mountains. They use this two-century-old method to both honor and keep the tradition, and also to create a product that is purely sustainable. Now coming in many flavors, and found in many homes, the best restaurants, and raved about by the best chefs, Saltverk is a true example of bringing an ancient tradition into the modern world.
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep away from moisture.