We’ll adopt a schoolmasterly tone at this point. Salt (NaCl) is a natural mineral made up of white cube-shaped crystals composed of two elements, sodium and chlorine.
It is translucent, colourless, odourless (officially, though we think you can smell the freshness of the sea in one of our boxes) and has a distinctive and characteristic taste.
Salt occurs naturally in many parts of the world in mineral form and has been mined for thousands of years. Chemically, sea salt is the same. Gastronomically, it’s very different.
Our rather firm views on salt are not shared by everybody. You’ll find some alternative points of view among the sources below, included here in a spirit of salty open mindedness, rather than agreement.
Halite rock salt