WIN-It-Wednesday: Didi Davis Food’s – Salt Blend Collection

I’ve been told by many that cooking gluten and allergen free is boring and bland. For those of you in this vanilla-frame-of-mind, I invite you to give Didi Davis Foods Blended Finishing Salts a shake. 

Created from Flor de Sal (a moist Portuguese sea salt) and fresh herbs, these salt blends add flare, crunch and piazza to any fresh and cooked gluten and allergen free dishes.

I love using natural sea salt on my foods, because of it’s briny, strong and earthy taste compared to regular white table salt. Plus, because of the fuller flavor in sea salt, I use way less salt in my dishes as well. 

Didi Davis’ finishing salts can work wonders on any dish. One small sprinkle can craft even the most novice cook into a gourmet chef.  For recipe and usage ideas you can also check out Didi Davis Food blog, appropriately named, The Salty Dog blog.

Some of the blends that these finishing salts come in are: Fennel Thyme Salt, which is great on oven poached salmon; Porcini Salt, wonderful used in gluten-free broths and gravies; Sagemary Salt, a blend of sage & rosemary and my personal favorite; Caraway Salt, perfect accompanied over sweet Italian sausage tossed with olive oil over penne pasta; Vanilla Salt, a sweet addition when speckled over in-season buttered corn-on-the-cob; Sumac Pepper Salt, ideal as a topping for fresh seasonal steamed vegetables; Aleppo Chile Salt, to flavor for chili and tacos, and Smoked Spicy Paprika Salt, great over smoked beef and charcoal grilled burgers.

All these fabulous salt blend creations are why I am so very excited that DiDi Davis’ Foods is this weeks WIN-It-Wednesday sponsor.

Two (Yes 2!) Lucky BeFreeForMe members will win a Didi Davis Food Salt Blend Collection, which consists of a sampler pack of the eight salt blends listed above.

How can you WIN?

Reply to this blog and tell us which of the salt blends listed above sound the best to you… as well as how you would use it. (Me? I would love to try the Vanilla salt over Green Bean Almondine, or the Aleppo Chile Salt in Bloody Marys!). All entries must be received by Tuesday, April 13th at 12:00 midnight EST.  

Good Luck, remember to add lots of spice into your lives (and cooking!), and, as always…

Be Free!

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78 Responses to “WIN-It-Wednesday: Didi Davis Food’s – Salt Blend Collection”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    I’d love to try the sagemary salt on my gluten-free pizza.


  2. Marion Says:

    The Smoked Spicy Paprika sounds good ” a little flavor with a bite too it”!!!

  3. YiChen Says:

    I would love to try the Rosemary & sage on chicken, Sausage and pasta dish. Thank you !

  4. YiChen Says:

    I would love to try the Rosemary & Sage on chicken, sausage and pasta dish. Thanks !

  5. nangy Says:

    YUMMY,I would love to try them all,but the smoked spicy paprica sounds really tasty!!

  6. Toni Says:

    Smoked Spicy Paprika Salt sounds like it would be great mixed in with some ground beef and made into cheeseburgers

  7. Cara Says:

    I think the Sumac Pepper Salt would be wonderful! I salt and pepper most everything. I need the salt for my low blood pressure!

  8. Trish Says:

    I would use the sagemary salt on a vertically roasted chicken with the salt sprinkled on the inside as well as rubbing in all over the skin. I can just taste the salty crackly skin now. I would also make a pan of oven roasted potatoes with the salt sprinkled over them. It’s only 7:30 AM but I’m getting hungry for dinner just thinking about that crackly skin on the chicken!

  9. Pamela Stickney Says:

    I’d like to try the fennelthyme on my gluten-free baked chicken.

  10. bob Says:

    I think l would use Porcini the most in gravies. Love my bisquits and gravy.

  11. Tamela Says:

    Yum they all sound wonderful. Vanilla Salt sounds the best to me, I have a horrible sweet tooth. I would try on in season corn, as suggested. In addition the sagemary salt sound good too. I think I would try on a pasta dish. Lastly the fennel thyme salt. Don’t know what I would use that on, but I know it would be good for my stomach.

  12. Shanta Persaud Says:


    I’d like to try the Smoked Spicy Paprika Salt.


  13. Dana Matthews Says:

    Making taco salad for dinner….would love to try the Aleppo Chile Salt!

  14. Elizabeth Says:

    Sagemary Salt on a pasta dish! Yum.

  15. Cindy Says:

    I would love to try the vanilla salt on fresh corn on the cob. The season for fresh corn is coming!

  16. Phyllis Says:

    I like thyme on chicken dishes so I would like to try the fennel thyme on baked chicken.

  17. BRIGITTE Says:

    I will love to try vanilla salt on my corn, I c’ant wait to eat that!

  18. charlie623 Says:

    I would try the vanilla salt with my mixture I use to cook corn on the cob on my grill, so good

  19. Katie Says:

    I would love to try the sagemary on gluten-free pizza wraps, made with corn tortillas, which would make them taste very gourmet! And on grilled chicken over corn pasta with bruschetta. Yummy!

  20. Toby Says:

    I’d like to be carried away with the Caraway Salt on, say, a pork roast…I love making meat of any kind in my roasting pan…it’s a one pot meal, thrown in potatoes sprinkled with the sumac pepper salt, and vegies such as carrots with the Aleppo Chile Salt…the choices are endless! Mmmmm….:P

  21. Lisa Durene Says:

    I think the fennel-thyme would be really good on shredded pork.

  22. Janet LaRue Says:

    I would like to try the smoked spicy paprika salt…put it in pasta salad or macaroni salad as well as deviled eggs or potato salad…give these dishes a zip!

  23. ThickaliciousREE Says:

    The CARAWAY Salt would be wonderful in my spicy sausage angel hair pasta! Would probably give it the “kick” it needs to make it even better. And the SUMAC PEPPER SALT would be great for the veggies I put in this dish! Yummy!

  24. Nikki M Says:

    Mmmm….I’d love to try porcini on my roasted organic chicken!

  25. Nikki M Says:

    Mmmm….I’d love to try porcini on my roasted organic chicken! Maybe the vanilla on popcorn? Hmmmm..

  26. paula Says:

    A sprinkle of sagemary salt on oven rroasted potatoes sounds delightful. How about a dash of sumac pepper on popcorn!

  27. Julie Says:

    i vote for the vanilla salt with corn – sounds yummy!

  28. carrie Says:

    I would love to try the Smoked Spicy Paprika Salt on grilled fajitas.

  29. Horsebroad Says:

    I think it would be fun to experiment with all of them, but I’d go for the caraway first (I love carraway cheese) and I think I would try it in my fettucini alfredo, and then go from there.

  30. Linda R Says:

    Dieting can be tasteless, I would love to try Sumac Pepper Salt on veggies

  31. Tammy C Says:

    I think all of these sound amazing, and I know I would definitely like to try the Fennel Thyme Salt. My family is trying to eat healthier, so having a tasty seasoning for fish would be much appreciated. Thank you!

  32. Tanya Says:

    They all sound fun to experiment with on many different dishes. I would start with the sagemary salt since my family loves Italian dishes. I make a killer Lasagna and I’m sure the sagemary salt would put it over the top!!!

  33. Barb M. Says:

    Aleppo Chile salt on my turkey burgers, in fact, many of these would be great on turkey/beef/veggie burgers!!! (Vanilla? nope…lol)

  34. Emily Says:

    I make most of my food being Gluten/Dairy/Soy free and I get a CSA every week so I make a lot of sauteed Greens. All the season blends would add a good kick to all of my sautes! The vanilla salt would be great for a “salted caramel” coffee or treat! Yum!

  35. Kat Says:

    The smoked spicy paprika sounds REALLY good. I bet it would add some kick to mashed potatoes.

  36. Cassandra Gee Says:

    Smoked paprika salt on burgers sounds great!

  37. sarah Says:

    I am such a square! I have never thought about different flavored salts. I feel like a whole new world has been opened up. My three top choices that I would like to try: Vanilla Salt, Apello Chile Salt, and the Smoke Spicey Paprika Salt. They all sound so fancy.

  38. Kyria Says:

    Wow, they all sound so great! I’d try them all, but I’d probably start with the Smoked Spicy Paprika Salt.

  39. Lori Niver Says:

    Just reading about them makes me hungry! I am ready for summer grilled meat with the Smoked Spicy Paprika Salt with fresh vegetables seasoned with Sumac pepper salt. Fresh corn sweet and tasty with the Vanilla Salt sounds delicious too! Yummy!!! When do we eat?

  40. Janelle Says:

    The Fennel Thyme salt on salmon sounds wonderful. I love salmon and am always looking for different ways to have it!

  41. April Says:

    I’d love to try the Porcini on my homemade cornbread stuffing. The Porcini would probably give it a nice kick!

  42. Karen Mulhern Says:

    I love to cook with herbs and spices.

  43. Faith Pavkovich Says:

    Porcini Salt… Porcini mushrooms would be an any time treat with a nutty, robust flavor in dipping oil served with my homemade French Bread.

  44. MaryAnne Says:

    Aleppo Chile Salt — I make homemade tacos (Using only peppers, onions, garlic, cumin to make them..) this would be a real nice addition!

  45. BEV Says:

    I’d like to try the Sagemary salt on my favourite oven fried chicken.

  46. Oksana Says:

    Smoked Spicy Paprika reminds me a barbecue party in the countryside with my family. I love these sweet rememberings …..

  47. DON HONISKO Says:


  48. Donna Says:

    Vanilla salt

  49. Karen Says:

    They all sound fun! My 3 boys and I are Gluten & Dairy Intolerant. Cooking in our house is constant! Having a husband who almost went to culinary school is a a life saver! Our 10 year old is taking after his dad in the kitchen creating all kinds of unique things! ( some edible some not! 🙂 We’d have fun creating with these salts!!!

  50. Kathryn Holland Says:

    I would love to try the vanilla salt. Corn on the cob is a staplefor any barbecue or summer supper around here. It sound’s just yummy and asure to be must have in our house !!!!!!!

  51. Guido Says:

    I think your blend called sagemary salt would be perfect for my goulash recipes

  52. Rita Whirls Says:

    I love hot buttered corn-on-the-cob, so I would love to try the vanilla salt. Oh how sweet it will be.

  53. Lucy Says:

    As great as they all sound for many dishes, I would love to try the Sage Mary on my Roasted Potatoes dish. I would try the Vanilla in a completely unexpected dish. It is getting me to think creative – for sure.

  54. Kira Says:

    I would love to try the Smoked Spicy Paprika Salt. We love to grill!!

  55. Michie Page Says:

    I would try the Chile salt and rosemary sage with ginger and lemon in a roast chicken. I think the porcini salt would make a great rub base for pork. The paprika salt I would try in a burger that is 60%beef and 40%ground sausage wit onions. Man, why am I so hungry now?

  56. Gris Says:

    smoked spicy paprika over ribs… mmh!

  57. Christine S. Says:

    Fennel Thyme on salmon sounds wonderful. I’m always looking for a fresh way to spice up healthy ol’ salmon.

  58. martha holifield Says:

    I would love to try the sagemary salt on baked chicken and porkchops
    I would love to try the porcini salt on gravy

  59. Robin Fiedler Says:

    Am I too late? These look amazing! The Sumac Pepper and Porcini are both really intriguing to me. The Sumac Pepper would add just the right flavor to a fruit salad. As for the Porcini, I would use it on my oven roasted tomatoes instead of regular salt before I put them in the oven.

  60. Tammie Says:

    With the weather here in KY getting warmer and us being able to grill out more and more, I would LOVE to try the Smoked Spicy Paprika Salt. We love a little kick to our hamburgers and steaks, and this spice mixture sounds perfect for that!

  61. Lovie Says:

    I would like to try the caraway salt

  62. Colleen Worboys Says:

    I would love to try the Appelo Salt on barbequed chicken as I am sure it would make it the best chiken ever, especiaaly the skin.

  63. Mary G Says:

    would like to try vanilla salt

  64. Katelyn Says:

    Hey Readers! I’m Katelyn, VP of Marketing & Sales for Salt Traders and didi davis food! Your positive responses and tasty ideas are so exciting for us to read! Thank you for all of your wonderful feedback.

    One comment inquired about whether our products are available in Toldedo, Ohio. We do have one store in Columbus, Ohio (The Greener Grocer) that stocks many of our didi davis food items.

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  65. Yvette Says:

    People,lets not overlook the obvious. Spring & summer are around the corner these salts are screaming to be set free on your palate. How about the Aleppo Chili salt sprinkled on a fresh fruit or cucumber salad and a squeeze of lemon. Vanilla salt Yummmm, on a plate of mixed greens with chicken, cranberries,and purple onion tossed in a raspberry vinaigrette. Smoked Spicy Paprika salt could well be crowned the new face of barbecue rubs. On that note, I rest my Taste.

  66. Christine Says:

    OMGosh; these all sound so good; I can see myself taste-testing; what fun. We’re big on roasting veggies (esp cruciferous ones) in the oven with some good olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt and pepper; so it would be fun to see which one worked best for those!

  67. Cassie Says:

    When hearing sea salt I just think about Grandma’s cooking! She is 93 and is my cook here at home. She uses sea salt on everything and these would be great to try. This would be an amazing gift to give her, especially since she is about to come home from the hospital after an incident the other day and has complained about the food there. She was saying she cannot wait to cook us all food and she has always made sure it was gluten free!

  68. Terry Wyatt Says:

    My absolute favorite would be “Sumac Pepper Salt” because I love veggies, and they are good for the body, and this flavorful salt would enhance the flavor, and wake up the natural flavors in the veggies, and make them unbelievably delicious.

  69. tracy echelbarger Says:

    I would like to try the spicy paprika on fish. I think that would be a good flavor my family would like.

  70. Debi Says:

    I think the sagemary sounds yummy, would probably try it on some chicken. The caraway on some flat bread (been looking for something to spice it up). They all sound yummy!

  71. Amber De Says:

    What a gorgeous set! I love the packaging. The vanilla salt sounds intriguing and very original!

  72. Melody Givison Says:

    I would love to try the Sumac Pepper salt, with a mix of beef cubes, beans and a lite tomato base. Nine months ago I had the operation to loss weight; so I eat alot of beans for the protein. Winning this great find, would give me a chance to explore all types of dishes, maybe even 101 ways to eat beans and love them. I bet these salts would even make my tofu taste great. I have lost 97 pounds and have 20 more to go.
    Have A great day,

  73. Melody Givison Says:

    I would love to try the Sumac Pepper salt, with a mix of beef cubes, beans and a lite tomato base. I bet these salts would even make my tofu taste great.

  74. Sacha M Says:

    Sumac/Pepper (Man! What humus…) and Porcini (Spinach risotto anyone?)

  75. Laurie Highfield Says:

    I would love to try the vanilla salt on popcorn! Yummy!

  76. Christine Says:

    Mmmm, that vanilla salt would be awesome on home made caramels!! The Sagemary would be great on pasta with browned (unsalted!) butter!

  77. Sue Says:

    I would love to try several of the salt blends on chicken to see how they would change the taste of bland chicken. What a great way to experiment with different flavors!

  78. Kathleen Reale Says:


    The winner’s names are….

    1.) Karen from IL
    2.) Patricia from PA


    Be Free!

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