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Salt of the Earth

It turns out that variety really is the spice of life, and that holds true even for salt. Foodies know there's more to this essential mineral than you can find in your average saltshaker, and that salt from around the world actually comes in an astonishing variety of colors, textures and flavors.

This set of exotic salts is a treat for both the eyes and the taste buds. Six varieties are held in corked test tubes, showing off their unique variations even when not in use. The set includes finely textured red salt from Hawaii, coarse smoked salt from Denmark, delicate pink salts from Pakistan and Australia, white salt formed from the ocean in El Salvador, and black, flakey salt from the island of Cyprus. Each tube is labeled with the salt's name and usage, whether for cooking, finishing or table use. The tubes come displayed in a stylish, contemporary rack hand-cut from reclaimed cedar by Brett Cramer in the USA. And once your salt runs out, add some flavor to your home decor by using the test tubes as a delightful bud vase. Test tubes also made in the USA, salts from around the world.



If you like the Salts of the World Test Tube Set, you will also enjoy the The Mixologist's Salt Collection!

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Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.

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Item ID
22106
Made from
glass, salt, cork, cedar wood
Measurements
8" L x 1.5 W x 8" H; tubes hold approx. 0.5 oz. to 1.3 oz.
Notes
Care: Test tubes can be hand washed and reused. Wipe cedar rack clean with damp cloth.
  • the maker
Brett Cramer

Brett Cramer

Brett wasn't always the salty genius he is today. Until 2009, his mental power was focused on entrepreneurship in the tech industry. But that year, he decided to make a special holiday gift for his friends. Combining his love of gourmet cooking and his enjoyment of woodworking, he created a wooden base from scrap lumber to hold a row of test tubes, which he filled with exotic salts from around the world. The response from his friends was so positive, that he realized he had hit upon something wonderful. He refined his design and grew his homemade gift idea into a business that today offers 180 different kinds of salt from 30 different countries. collection

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SALTS OF THE WORLD TEST TUBE SET
 
4.7

(based on 144 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (101)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (136)
  • Well built / quality (67)
  • Compact (66)
  • Convenient (49)
  • Easy to use (46)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (116)
  • Entertaining (79)
  • Elaborate meals (63)
  • Simple meals (53)
  • Small kitchens (53)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual cook (80), Avid cook (38), Gourmet chef (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (119), No (4)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (78), Child (15), Father (13), Husband (12), Mother (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (88), Birthday (24), Other (12), Father’s day (3)

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5.0

Would recommend this product

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from St. Louis, MO

About Me Casual Cook

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Convenient
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Commercial Kitchens
    • Gifts
    • Simple Meals

    Comments about SALTS OF THE WORLD TEST TUBE SET:

    The product is a great gift for the cook in the house. I was looking for something unique and this fit what I needed.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    perfect gift for the cook

    By 

    from Gilbert, A-Z

    About Me Casual Cook

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Compact
    • Convenient

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Elaborate Meals
      • Entertaining
      • Gifts

      Comments about SALTS OF THE WORLD TEST TUBE SET:

      My husband loves to cook and this offered fun New flavors to add to his meals.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Husband
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Perfect gift

      By 

      from Boston

      About Me Casual Cook

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Convenient
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about SALTS OF THE WORLD TEST TUBE SET:

        This is a great gift that looks nice and my dad will actually be able to use. I really like that it comes with a card on the back that shows the ideal use for each salt!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Father
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

        Comment on this review

         
        4.0

        Kai

        By 

        from Orange, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Elaborate Meals
          • Entertaining
          • Gifts

          Comments about SALTS OF THE WORLD TEST TUBE SET:

          The gift arrived on time but one of the tubes was fractured in transits. Overall the set looks very nice and has a good polish to it but the salts themselves only taste slightly different.

          They are more of a shelf item and I would recommend getting spices instead for a variation in flavor.

          Yet overall I was happy with the gift and would recommend it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Father
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Father’s Day

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          100% I would purchase again as gift!

          By 

          from Pomona, New York

          About Me Casual Cook

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Conversation piece
          • Quality Construction
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Elaborate Meals
            • Gifts
            • Simple Meals

            Comments about SALTS OF THE WORLD TEST TUBE SET:

            As always, the items I purchase from you as gifts always bring a smile!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Unique gift for any cook

            By 

            from Powder Springs , Ga.

            About Me Avid Cook

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Convenient
            • Easy To Use
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertaining
              • Gifts
              • Small Kitchens

              Comments about SALTS OF THE WORLD TEST TUBE SET:

              Product was great, customer service was awesome!! Package was lost but we got a replacement very quickly. Representative was knowledgeable and took care of the problem immediately. Will order again!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Child
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

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              4.0

              A fun gift

              By 

              from Visalia, CA

              About Me Casual Cook

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Convenient
              • Quality Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Elaborate Meals
                • Entertaining
                • Gifts

                Comments about SALTS OF THE WORLD TEST TUBE SET:

                I got thi for a friend of mine who went to culinary school as a birthday gift. It came packaged very well and was a fun and different kind of present. My friend enjoyed it very much.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Other
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect for a gift

                By 

                from Pasadena, MD

                About Me Avid Cook

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Entertaining
                  • Gifts
                  • Small Kitchens

                  Comments about SALTS OF THE WORLD TEST TUBE SET:

                  This set proved to be the perfect gift for a dear friend hosting a dinner party. Recently changing to a new healthy lifestyle, this set offers a great way for her to add amazing flavors without adding lots of calories. The set arrived beautifully and the recipient was thrilled.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Other
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Other

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  4.0

                  Great gift idea!

                  By 

                  from Sterling Heights, Michigan

                  About Me Avid Cook

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gifts

                    Comments about SALTS OF THE WORLD TEST TUBE SET:

                    I love Uncommon Goods! Even for the 'hard to buy' for folks, you can always find something interesting here. I bought this for my sister in law for Christmas. She loves to cook and loves to try different things. She was so excited when she received the salt and couldn't wait to use it. Thanks again for another "Uncommonly" great gift!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    Worldwide Salts

                    By 

                    from Houston Delaware

                    About Me Casual Cook

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Compact
                    • Convenient

                    Cons

                    • Wooden Spoon Holder

                    Best Uses

                    • Simple Meals
                    • Small Kitchens

                    Comments about SALTS OF THE WORLD TEST TUBE SET:

                    It needs a place for the wooden salt spoon, that great holder for all the tubes but no spoon holder. The flavors of the salts were wild and so exotic.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Delivery was spot on, just as they promised

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                    When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                    165votes, 24 comments

                    Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                    Candace is great at adding variety to our assortment, and this time she's found a fun variety in just one unique product! Would you love to add a little spice to your life with this new Salts of the World set?

                    Malorie
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Absolutely love this! It reminds me of an alchemist.

                    Karen
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Classy presentation, and a great idea to unclude usage info (finishing vs. cooking) to make the most of the varieties.

                    Kim
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Looks nice, but not sure what kind of cook if would give this to. Your average cook wouldn't need this, and a chef would need more particular ingredients for a recipe.

                    ann
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Nice idea for gourmet cook. A little pricey for me

                    Jolayne
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Who cares how often you use it?! Sometimes things are bought because of the pure satisfaction of how cute it is. I want it

                    Megan
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I imagine it would be interesting to taste them.

                    Je
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I love exotic salts, but this is a little pricey for the amount

                    Deborah
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    A bit on the high side but it would be a great gift to introduce someone to the tastes of salt.

                    Kirsten
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    I love this, it would make a wonderful gift, although I think I'd need one for myself. How lovely!

                    Anne
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    Had a similiar product, but with spices, you have to refill the ones you used. Just a show piece, kitchen decor.

                    Danica
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Such a cool idea! You get to sample six different gourmet varieties of salt, and it has such a nice presentation. A tad pricey at first glance, but it does come out to $5.84 a tube, and I'm sure a little bit goes a long way. Plus, you get the cute rack!

                    nancy

                    nice size to try the different flavors of the exotic salts. It is a little pricey.

                    Suzanne
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Seems expensive. I found a similar collection for $12.

                    susan
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Great guest gift

                    Rachael
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I've seen similar items with smaller footprints. This would be cumbersome to store.

                    Dick
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    Very good idea a way to try salts of the world without buying a whole jar and not like it.

                    Diane
                    Vote: Thumbs down!

                    I buy gourmet salts elsewhere for less

                    Izzy
                    Vote: Thumbs up!

                    i think this is really cool! Im a big science buff and my boyfriend loves to cook and test out different flavors...this would fit perfectly in our apartment :)

                    Katherine

                    I like it. The price is high but it is neat

                    Sue

                    Good gift for a foodie

                    Cynthia

                    Nice gift

                    Nancy

                    Love it!

                    ann

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