White table salt is so last year. This season, the colors are pink and grey, and even black. The upscaling of this pantry commodity is reminiscent of what's already happened to coffee and chocolate.
Specialty salts include sea salt, flake salt, rock salt, kosher salt and smoked salt, each with a different color and shape. There are also nuances in flavor and texture. Like wine, an individual salt is now known by region so consumers can choose between a peachy, flaked variety from Aust