Real untreated hickory wood is cold smoked with natural flake sea salt to produce one of the most versatile (and we think tastiest!) smoked sea salts around. Due to the delicate flake texture, this gourmet salt works well as both a finishing salt and an ingredient salt. The smokey flakes dissolve quickly and evenly in stews and sauces, adding a rich depth while still allowing you to control the amount of robust, salty flavor. A natural match in BBQ rubs, spice blends and sauces, this salt shines with poultry, radiates in Southern-inspired cooking, and even gives maple syrup-sweetened candies and desserts a warm glow. This one is a BBQ essential!