French sea salt is acclaimed by top chefs the world over.
The color is gray, due not to processing but to the sand and algae present in the reservoirs.
The texture is fairly unique, too. It's a moist salt with up to 10% water content.
The flavour, of course, is what everyone is looking for. It's very delicate, with a haunting aftertaste that will leave you thinking of the ocean.
Table salt tastes almost bitter in comparison with it.