The Legend of Alda the Mermaid
In the old days in the North there was a mermaid named Alda. Her eyes were green and her hair was long and wild. She would sing with such a melancholic voice for the fisherman in their boats that they lost their minds. The only one undisturbed by her haunting melodies was a young fisherman named Brandur. Hardworking and poor, Brandur never stopped fishing and lit bonfires floating in the darkness around his small boat. The light not only attracted fish, but also Alda. Every night she came a little closer to the flames. The moment Brandur's eyes fell upon the mermaid he jumped from his boat and vanished into the sea. Even today, Alda's singing may be heard on quiet nights in the area of Breidafjordur.
These pristine, crystalline sea salt flakes are an excellent finishing salt for all manner of dishes.
We are proud to now offer Nordur's Arctic sea salt flakes in five unique flavors: Blueberry, Rhubarb, Liquorice, Smoked and Dulse.
Ingredients: Flaked sea salt from the Arctic waters of Iceland (beautifully packaged in either an award-winning box or tin featuring Alda, the stunning mermaid of Icelandic legend)
Flavored Salt Ingredients: (Blueberry) Icelandic flaked sea salt and Arctic blueberries; (Rhubarb) Icelandic flaked sea salt and Arctic rhubarb; (Liquorice) Icelandic flaked sea salt and Arctic liquorice root cured in cane sugar; (Smoked) Icelandic flaked sea salt smoked over birchwood; (Dulse) Icelandic flaked sea salt and wild Icelandic kelp
250 grams (approximately 8.8 ounces) or 125 grams (approximately 4.4 ounces) of sea salt flakes packaged in either a box with beautiful Alda guarding over the flakes or in a custom-designed tin. Flavored sea salts are packaged in 100 gram (approximately 3.5 ounces) boxes.
Featured in The New York Times 2.13.2017
Sep 2, 2020
This little tin of flaky sea salt is beautiful in the kitchen and exactly what I needed for some special recipes. Thank you so much!
Aug 15, 2020
I am in love with salt! I can’t wait to make salted caramel with it.
Aug 13, 2020
Market Spice was so sweet about figuring out how to send this to me internationally! My package arrived in perfect shape, quickly, and I’m so happy! Thank you!!