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Christian Salt

2009-03-04 14:20:05.948235+00 by Dan Lyke 9 comments

Blessed Christian Salt, if you have a need for Kosher salt, but don't want to be reminded of those pesky food laws... uh... outmoded traditions of an obsolete culture.

They don't say what the refining process is, other than that it's "100% natural sea salt", but frankly, I'm guessing that this is just a product of Judaism repackaged to make it palatable to a wider audience. Cough.

AP article here

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-03-04 14:46:24.430029+00 by: ebradway

Lot's wife?

#Comment Re: made: 2009-03-04 16:53:18.936105+00 by: petronius

There are times when salt is used in Christian rituals, such as Catholic baptism. Is this stuff the equivalent of Altar Wine?

#Comment Re: made: 2009-03-04 18:14:03.473002+00 by: andylyke [edit history]

Actually, what differentiates this stuff is that if you make a super saturated solution you can walk on it. Stagecraft is everything in this world!!

The AP's description of the entrepreneur (...sipping a beer in the living room of his home in unincorporated Cresaptown, a western Maryland mountain community.) tells me a lot (not the nephew Lot)

What next? Does the automobile formerly named "Datsun" have to be renamed "March" because Nissan sounds too much like Nisan? (You may pass over that horrid pun, if you wish)

#Comment Re: made: 2009-03-04 19:44:48.439405+00 by: TheSHAD0W


Salt isn't subject to kosher regulation (at least, so long as it isn't mixed with pig's fat or something silly like that). Kosher salt is a TYPE of salt, which is sometimes used in regards to types of preserved kosher meat; that's where it got the name from. But in itself it isn't anything special. No rabbi has blessed it.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-03-04 19:59:16.507918+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'm guessing that the target market for this product would never buy a Japanese car, if American English was good enough for Jesus it's good enough for them, so we're safe there. Most of 'em probably drive Christlers.

Shadow, yeah, it's just salt without added stuff in it (like anti-caking agents, or iodine), good for pickling, brining, and cleaning cutting boards.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-03-09 23:58:40.179309+00 by: Barry Radun

I was sitting drinking beer watching Gordon Ramsey last night when it struck me that chefs are always using sea salt, but you never hear mention of ocean salt ...

#Comment Re: made: 2009-03-10 01:26:56.785123+00 by: Larry Burton

That's because sea water generally has a higher salt content than ocean water and a more flavorful mix of minerals.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-03-10 02:15:57.934324+00 by: Dan Lyke

I sea.

#Comment Re: made: 2009-03-10 04:57:54.518376+00 by: spc476

Said the blind man, as he picked up his hammer and saw.