We tasted nearly two dozen imported salts with distinct differences. Here are our favorites.
Halen Môn Smoked Sea Salt
Smoked over oak chips, this Welsh salt gives off spicy heat ($12 for 100 gm; zingermans.com).
Harvested in Maldon, England, this salt enhances food without too much salinity ($6.25 for 8.5 oz; salttraders.com).
Artisan Salt Co.’s Bolivian Rose
This clean-tasting salt is mined near the Andes Mountains ($10 for 9.5 oz; seasalt.com).
Victoria Taylor’s Trapani Sea Salt
Stone wheels grind this delicate Sicilian salt ($9 for 10 oz; vgourmet.com).