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Vancouver Island Salt Company

Recently I went to visit The Vancouver Island Salt Company.

Owner Andrew Shepherd was pleased I had asked to come and see his operation up island from Victoria. I have been using the fabulous salts from The Vancouver Island Salt Company for quite a while.

When I arrived, I was greeted by Canada’s #1 Saunier, Bryan Krueger.

Bryan Krueger Canada's No 1 Saunier

Bryan Krueger Canada’s No 1 Saunier

He gave me a tour and shared his passion for harvesting salt from the sea.

This company is very innovative with the flavours that they infuse with the sea salt; fabulous flavours like roasted garlic, balsamic, blue cheese, Spanish paprika and more.

The Canadian Fleur de Sel was in production the day I was there.

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Love the Canadiana of the Hockey Stick!

Hand-harvested crystals bloom on top of the water just as the salt begins to form.

I keep a number of the packages of salt on my kitchen counter ready to sprinkle on potatoes out of the oven, mix with herbs & coat a salmon dish or make a crust with grainy mustard & panko for a beef tenderloin. I love them all!

If you can’t get to Vancouver Island, be sure to order from their online store at www.visaltco.com.

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