Sal de Gusano Spicy Worm Salt

Sal de Gusano Spicy Worm Salt

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Back at long last! At must-have for tequila and mezcal drinkers!

Lick sal de gusano from your wrist and taste the clean zing of hand-harvested Oaxacan sea salt, the celebratory sizzle of arbol and pasilla chiles, and the umami bravado of Oaxaca's legendary gusano dojo. This is the full mirth and majesty of true Mexican cuisine. Indispensable to drinkers of mezcal and tequila. A ten ton bomb version of Tabasco and BBQ sauce combined, yet it is somehow utterly modest, approachable, friendly, and practical. Use it to top everything from eggs to steak to fish to corn on the cob to ceviche to cucumber salad.

The Aztec emperors craved few things more than a meal of roasted maguey grubs. Also called gusanos or chinicuil, they are the larva that feed on maguey and agave plants, the famed worms you see in the bottom of a mezcal bottle. The fear and squeamishness we "civilized" eaters have for bugs and grubs is unfortunate, as the delicate meaty flavor of the gusano is as palatable as chicken, and its texture is no less satisfying than a French fry.

Ingredients: Sea salt, chile arbol, chile pasilla, gusanos

Handmade in Oaxaca, Mexico!

We pick, pack and ship orders around the clock. Most orders will be processed within 1-2 business days of receipt. Many orders are shipping sooner than that! Please note orders are not processed or shipped on weekends or holidays.

We are happy to ship every package with recyclable or compostable materials. We also include a complimentary sweet bite in each order :-)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
Leslie Price
Fantastic Flavor

Never had this prior to your offer recently. We love it! Goes beautifully on the rim of a margarita or even a straight shot of good tequila or mezcal. Sprinkled on eggs… yum! Adds a nice finishing touch to seared steak or scallops.

Katherine Spelman
Impossible to find in the U.S; World Class in flavor

Summer means grilled corn with lots of butter... and liberal dashings of Sal de Gusano Spicy Worm Salt. Worm salt is the sleeper salt in the whole Meadow line.... it invites you to underestimate it..... but you would be the loser. We can't imagine any fresh corn without it now.....

Mimi Hughes
Interestingly delicious!

I thoroughly enjoy a salt uniquely different from the rest. I use it for seasoning and keep a small ziplock pill bag of it on my person when doing a 10+ mile run.

Janet Oatney
my favorite salt!

The smokey spicy kick of this salt perfectly compliments mexican cuisine and makes for a fantastic rim on a tequila cocktail.

First time user
Great product

This was my first time ordering this product and first time trying worm salt. The product arrived quickly and the quality is great. I’ll definitely be reordering. It has the right balance of salt and spice and compliments the smoky taste of the mezcal. Perfect with oranges