Note on Salt Pond Salt
Welcome to the official web site of Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts! Salty Wahine Gourmet Hawaiian Sea Salts is a small, family owned and operated business that has its roots on the island of Kaua’i. Salty Wahine specializes in tropically infused seasonings that bring a taste of the island directly into your kitchen. Laura, the owner, learned the value of Hawaiian sea salts at a young age from her paternal Hawaiian grandmother. With only $500 in her pocket and her passion to spread aloha to the world through showing the value of Hawaiian sea salts and seasonings, salty wahine was born in June of 2008. Laura had retired from Kaua’i “Budget Rent A Car” after 29 years as the lead customer service agent. In addition, Laura worked part time for her mother’s income tax and accounting business, Calm Inc. She gained a broad background in marketing, networking, tax law, and financial skills needed to build a strong business of her very own.
Salty Wahine’s business revolves around her motto of “Making Eating Healthy And Fun”! The award winning Salty Wahine products fulfill the need to prepare meals with healthy premixed gourmet seasonings that enhance the dining experience. Salty wahine uses the local flavors of not only herbs and spices, but also of tropical fruits to create amazing fruit infused blends that not only taste good, but also are eye appealing, and good for you. Salty Wahine takes pride in the fact that 89% of their product is of Hawai’i origin.
Laura Cristobal Andersland
Salty Wahine wouldn’t be what it is today without the hard work of our outstanding staff, and our loyal customers. Mahalo for supporting our family business.
Salty Wahine proudly employs locals from the Department of Human Services Vocational Rehabilitation Division to support those who have disabilities.
Note on Hawaiian Salt (Pa'akai) from Salt Pond, Hanapēpē
Salty Wahine does not sell salt from Salt Pond. Hawaiian Salt from Salt Pond can only be gifted by those families who have stewarded these salt beds for generations. Salt Pond is one of the only places left in the world where salt is harvested using traditional methods. The livelihood of the salt and the families who steward the salt beds is threatened because of over tourism, pollution, and climate change.
Ways you can be a respectful visitor of Salt Pond:
1. Do not take salt from the salt beds
2. Do not enter the salt beds
3. Refrain from causing distractions from those working in the salt beds
4. Pack your trash and throw away other trash you see
5. Stay at least 150 ft (46 m) away from sea life including turtles and monk seals. They are endangered and are legally protected
6. Stay in the life guarded areas of the beach and follow ocean safety advice from life guards and locals
7. Use reef safe sunscreen
From Our Customers
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Shipping problem solved immediately.
Laura and Sy both aloha friendly. Looking forward to receiving the SW spices.
Eric Easton 4/22/2020
This is the best place for any seasonings when you want a taste of home! Haven’t lived on the island in years, but I always order salts and rubs from them! They sometimes throw in some sugar, or other salt in your package too! And the handwritten thank you note in my most recent delivery was so thoughtful!
Josh B from Long Beach, CA 4/20/2020
Owner of the store was friendly and spent a lot of time explaining the products and uses.
Mrs. Chin 3/15/2020
Great product, came back and had to restock.
-Sandra Neal 3/1/2020
The cashier was very friendly and helped us with a smile. Aloha!
David Fill-in 2/23/2020
This is a fabulous store. The Hawaiian rub, guava garlic salt and our new favorite…hawaiian curry! Stock up every year to take home for a reminder of this beautiful island. Great gifts for family and friends. We walk in and the fragarance of the spices welcome us as well as the wonderful people that work there!
Chris C From Mount Vernon, WA 02/2020
THE LADY THAT I TALKED TO WHEN I CALLED WAS SO VERY SWEET AND FRIENDLY THAT IT WASN’T EVEN LIKE A BUSINESS TRANSACTION. I REALLY ENJOYED OUR FEW MINUTES ON THE PHONE, AND WHEN I GOT THE PACKAGE, SHE’D ADDED A FEW LITTLE FAVORS FOR US. WHAT A HAPPY SURPRISE. I LOVE THE SPICES AND THE PEOPLE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FRIENLY EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE AND PRODUCTS. WE’LL BE SHOPPING WITH YOU AGAIN.
Great customer service! Love the Aloha Spirit
Kaylen Mahuka 3/2/2019
Every salt under the Hawaiian sun is here.
They take the time to walk you through all the different kinds of salt. There are many extras to see throughout the store. Shopping in the gift shop is a treat.
NH2CA From Laguna Hills, CA 02/2019
My husband came in with a list and was helped – in fact he came home with a gift!
Jean Warrack 3/24/2019
Super friendly, informative and very helpful…we will be coming back with our friends.
Thaddeus Poper 2/24/2019
So fun to learn about the salty wahine story and to taste some different Hawaiian salts. We are excited to bring them home to our family and friends in the northeast!
Jeremy Jamilkowski 3/30/2019
Thank you for the time spent with us describing the products! Thank you for all of the recommendations!!
Cherity Machnick 3/30/2019
If you love to cook with spices definitely check out this place. Smells amazing and the spices and salts are great.
JacksonCA36 From Charleston, WV 04/2019
Sy was very knowledgeable and informative about the spices and open with her experiences with the variety. Would recommend others to go to store just to get the full experience. Our baby boy liked Sy too.
Nancy Lee 4/7/2019
Really sweet little shop to swing by for locally made items to bring home as souvenirs for yourself or others. After doing some research, decided to stop in to take a look for gifts.
The lady helping us out at the shop was very friendly and let us try all the different salt blends that they have on offer. There were some really great blends, and we bought a bunch of them to bring home.
There are different sizes, and they offer discounts when you buy in bulk
Will L from Lafayette Hill, PA 6/15/2019
We had the best person help us. She had us go through every flavor we were interested in and even chased me out to the parking lot because I forgot my Ono popsicle. I think her name was Cynthia?
Janet Nass 6/20/2019
The customer service was friendly & warm. We will return!
Kevin Shomura 6/26/2019
She was wonderful, so patient while we smelled them all and she explained all of them and answered all of our many questions ?
Karen Lyznick 6/26/2019
The young lady was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great customer service.
Tina Teves 8/17/2019
We ran across this shop while driving by and visiting Kauai Cookie Factory next door. Their products are excellent. Wonderful flavors, huge variety, great quality grinders. I bought several for my home and for my extended family. Good discounts with quantity purchases, including freebies. It’s especially meaningful and a wonderful remembrance to have locally made natural product.
Gmksanjose From San Jose 09/2019
What a great little shop with Unique gourmet salts and spice blends. It is easy to understand why they have consistently won the awards over the last several years. The staff was personable, friendly, and most helpful.
R Dolton 11/7/2019
The person working was very friendly & super helpful. Shopping at the store was a pleasure!
Richard Victor 10/26/2019
Fun stop to be educated on the different varieties of salts from Hawaii. Samples to taste and enjoy. Many varieties and packaging available that make good gift ideas. Very helpful friendly staff.
Susangsays From Tuscon, AZ 12/2018
We have been buying this ever since he first setup shop at the farmer’s markets. It is the best table salt replacement in the world. You will never use regular salt again.
Cynthia was such wonderful help in my decisions of which products to buy. Very knowledgeable and friendly. I enjoyed reading about your company on your website, as well. Lovely shopping experience and my family will love the treasures I am bringing them from your store! Thanks.
Janet Corbin 12/3/2018
Great service and super friendly and knowledgeable!! Family run business. ?
Rebecca Brown 11/13/2018
First time visiting this local shop. The host spent plenty of time explaining the different salts and rubs. We bought the Hawaiian Rub, Island Volcano Seasoning, Passion Fruit Chili Pepper, Pineapple Poultry Seasoning, Natural Li Hing Margarita Salt, Lilikoi Cane Sugar. If your a chef or just one that enjoys food this is a must stop!
Mike C From Casa Grande, AZ 09/2018
We made a quick stop as my sister requested Hawaiian sea salt. They have lots of varieties of salt, some pepper and sugar mixtures too. Perfect gift for foodies.
Tdarn24 From Raleigh, NC 09/2018
Order Hawaiian Rub by the quart 3 /4 times a year. Was wonderful to visit the “home office “ and get my quart fresh off the line. Thank you for enhancing my meals at every turn.
Kevin Smith 6/19/2018
The person who took my order was absolutely wonderful she was very polite and very helpful. Couldn’t ask for more than the service I got. Can hardly wait to get my Rub
Virgina Dixon 6/26/2018
Excellent staff, so helpful, I ended up making a larger purchase and feeling great about it because of the staff.
Sara Cox 6/6/2018
Our salesperson was lovely, professional, and provided excellent customer service.
Carey Pawlowski 4/13/2018
A great experience. The woman who waited on us was knowledgeable, full of good suggestions and a pleasure to be with. She gets 5 stars.
Ann Paulson 3/18/2018
Friendly service, ono salts for everyone’s special taste. Different packaging for personal or gifts. Need to drop in if your going through Hanapepe, Kauai
Tamie S. From Wahiawa, HI 1/6/2018
A fun little shop dedicated to selling the salts and spice rubs produced at the warehouse next door, this is a must stop for foodies or gifts for foodies. Immensely helpful and very friendly staff make picking out salts, flavoured salts and spice rubs easy and entertaining.…”
Dave B From Calgary, CANADA 01/2018
I can’t imagine any more superlatives to describe how wonderful it is dealing w/ ur staff. And of course , there’s obviously the incredibly tasty & unique spices I have enjoyed from the start. Thank u for such a sublime experience.
I love the Salty Wahine! The products are delicious and the helpful staff provide their guidance and expertise to make sure you leave with the perfect item!!
Diane Hacker 9/22/2017
The very nice woman who helped us just before 5 pm was friendly, service oriented and helped with small tastes of the items we were interested in. She was knowledgable about the products and enthusiastic about them and about her job.
We left with more than we had planned on and know we were glad to come to your store.
We have a small business and always appreciate someone who knows how to please customers, loves their job and enjoys their work.
Constance Johnson 6/12/2017
I called today and spoke with Jessica as we were not going to make it to Hanapepe on this visit and I needed suggestions as to other stores that carried their products. Jessica was not only familiar with store names, but which products were carried at various locations and even offered to fill a special order that I could pick up at the local sunshine market if I was unable to find what I needed.
My family and pet sitters always look forward to gifts from Salty Wahine and they are not touristy gimmicks but quality spices for discerning chefs and grillers!
Ann B. From Fresno, CA 5/11/2017
Very helpful staff. Lots of variety. Easy to bring home. Local product. Great stop if you’re a foodie.
JH From Calgary, CANADA 02/2017
Sean, was friendly n very helpful w/suggestions. Mahalo for ur hard work n creativeness n seasoning combinations
Loreen Quevido 12/4/2016
I used their salt as favors for my wedding, and they were an absolute hit! I had family from outer island and mainland request that I send them more, so they are great gifts.
I also tried their lilikoi sugar to make malasadas, and they were soooo delicious! Love this company, the atmosphere and the people who work in the front are always helpful and friendly!
Kristi R. From Honolulu, HI 11/23/2016
All their salt/rubs are Kaua’i made. Outstanding selection of different varieties of salts and rubs. They will also ship your purchases stateside. Also if you are active or retired military, you can receive a free bag of salt. Recommend stopping by for your salt needs.
SoCalOregonian From Murrieta, CA 11/2016
Aditi Stout 10/8/2016
Stopped by to grab some of the salt/spice blends to share with family and friends. They offer gift sets as well as individual items and discounts for purchasing more than 3. The woman working there was very helpful without being pushy. A quick and easy stop for locally made items.
Review_Fanatic From CO 09/2016
The guy working the booth was super personable. I imagine product could sell itself but he went far and beyond to make the sale. And this is rare, but i left feeling good about a purchase.
Jason Kihara 8/10/2016
The young lady that helped us was so friendly and helpful! Your employees are your best asset beyond your wonderful products!
Debra Pastorik 9/28/2016
I did not visit there but purchased their delicious rubs and Lava salts. The shipments are always fast, packaged well and always on time. There was a hand written Thankyou on my receipt and every product made our food taste great. I will definitely continue ordering from Salty Wahine Hawaiian Salts.
Jo L 06/2016
A very cool little shop chock full of Hawaiian salts, sugars and spices. Service was great and very helpful, especially Jesse, she was a sweetheart. Nice stop for foodies or gifts for foodies.
Mike O From Las Vegas, NV 06/2016
Very good and friendly salesperson. She had Aloha written all over her.
Elizabeth Zieman 5/22/2016
Excellent shopping experience. Learned a lot about products in store and their uses. Can’t wait to try the cooking suggestions and recipes.
Amy Willman 3/2/2016
This is the factory. Very pleasant people and they help you choose things you like. This is not a huge place but fun to visit.
GrandmaGoldwing From Issaquah, WA 02/2016
The staff was AMAZING!!! And their suggestions on how to use the seasonings for everyday meals was o helpful! Ten stars all around!!!! Will definitely return!
Regina Bradshaw 8/21/2015
This was an interesting and tasty stop. This family run business offers many salt blends for many dishes. They are helpful and informative. We returned home with several blends and have already enjoyed using them in several dishes. If you are out on the west side, it is worth a visit
Salts galore!! I bookmarked this place when I went to Kauai and I am so happy that I did. Super friendly and great assortment. This place is a great souvenir gift for anyone to use in the kitchen. Spices, salts and sugars all to take home and remind your time in Kauai.
Jass T. Los Angeles, CA 8/22/2015
We stopped here on a whim and we were pleasantly surprised by the selection, quality, and service! Despite the fact it’s in an unassuming warehouse and the indoor decor is very bare, the products themselves are legit. We decided to go with three of their salts (the alaea “red” salt, kiawe smoke mesquite salt, and the black lava salt), but between all of their spice rubs and other inventory, we easily could have gone crazy in this place. The employee was also very sweet and gave us some recipe ideas. If you love cooking or you are in need of souvenirs, make sure you check this place out.
Cat P. From Philadelphia, PA 3/6/2015
We love the Hawaiian Rub & Guava garlic. I wish I would have purchased all flavors when I was in Hi, but don’t worry they deliver! Ordered December 11th for a holiday gift, and the order arrived in Seattle December 15th. Talk about fast! In addition to the the fast delivery, they wrote a hand written note on my invoice, thanking me for my order. Wow! Thank you for sending me my delicious spices and some Aloha spirit. Great customer service Amazing products! Mahalo.
Jae M. From Mukilteo, WA 12/16/2014
Friendly, patient and knowledgeable staff. Thank you Sean!!
Petite Hebron 12/9/2014
We had a wonderful experience at your store and enjoyed talking to people and smelling all the spices!
Steven Olson 11/3/2014
your sales associate was very friendly and helpful. sampling the product = A+!!!!
Barbara Little 10/20/2014
The Aloha spirit is very much alive at the Salty Wahine Shop and the service was exceptional
Annabelle Cruz 10/3/2014
Great store and excellent salts and the most friendly of all the sales people I met on any of the islands. Strongly recommend the Kiawe Smoke!
Conrad H. From Placerville, CA 2/29/2014