This evening I was picking up a few things at the grocery store, and kosher salt was on the list. When we left Redmond I decided the half-empty, open box of salt was not worth packing and it was best to just replace.
So I'm at the store this evening, in the spice aisle, and they appear to not have kosher salt. They have regular salt, sea salt, "ice cream" salt (which I presume was rock salt), but no kosher salt. How can a good grocery store that prides itself on quality products not freaking carry kosher salt?
The moment right before my head exploded I realized it was probably in the kosher food section. Which it totally was.
Which sort of makes sense. Because it's kosher and all. Although I would bet you that in Portland, Oregon, the vast majority of people buying kosher salt are not buying it because of it's kosher qualities, but because it's damn good salt for cooking. So if they're not going to give up the 6" of shelf space to house it in the spice aisle, they should at least have a little sign on the shelf or something. Because next time they might not be so lucky, and the person's head might literally explode before they can figure out what happened to the freaking salt.