So we ran around downtown until we found a small bag of the stuff at what used to be Balducci's, and we inspected. Sure enough, the slightly wet, grey crystals smelled like a rich, salty sea and exploded with salty flavor when they hit your tongue. As a bonus, in our first bag we found what resembled a real, dark, French nose hair. This stuff was authentic!
We know of no salt that compares to this one. It will simply transform your eating experience. Today, you can find Fleur de Sel all over town, but watch out for imititations. The proper Fleur de Sel ("flower of salt") comes only from Guerande and should not be confused with Carmargue or Sel de Gris. MGR