We've had a number of questions surrounding our salts and we want to get an FAQ type of a post up to make sure you know why your salt looks, tastes, and smells like it does.
Why is my salt spicier than last time?
We grow and pick our peppers at different times during the summer and fall. Some peppers are harvested when they're younger, some when they're older. Based on any number of factors, the peppers we use range between ridiculously hot and really hot. Undoubtedly your salt will be spicy. If you're wondering why it's slightly more or less spicy, that is normal and can differ ever so slightly.
Why is there a black speck in my salt?
We pan sear all of our peppers before creating our salt to bring out even better flavors. Some peppers can get a little burned during this part of the process and that's where a few random black specks will appear in your spicy salt.
Why is the color different in my salt?
Color can change based on two main factors:
- color of peppers when picked - some ghost and habaneros can be slightly lighter or darker depending on how they've grown.
- sunlight - the sun will bleach the peppers if the jar is exposed.
We recommend keeping your salt in a cabinet or pantry out of the sunlight to maintain the best color.