"It started with us following through with a dream of living at the beach," says Amanda Jacobs. "We're obsessed with beach life, sunny weather, surfing, stand-up paddling, and running on the beach." A friend suggested that Amanda and her husband Dave try making salt and, as a former educator, Amanda thought it sounded like such a fun experiment. Plus, they are huge salt fans, often bringing it home from their travels and creatively using it in their cooking. Amanda and Dave trekked to the beach with buckets and experimented with different methods of salt-making: first boiling, then baking, and then a combination of the two. Finally, solar evaporation. That method takes the longest amount of time, but also creates flakey yet crunchy salt, while using no artificial energy. Turns out, the fast moving clean waters of Wrightsville Beach create an amazingly delicious salt with perfect texture! So perfect that we decided to share with others.