Slavo Salt Gourmet Seasoning review

The Original Slavo Salt Gourmet Seasoning is a nice blend of garlic, Kosher salt and pepper. Sounds simple, right? It is. And in its simplicity lies its flavor. And the odd name comes from the nickname of the creator, Michael “Slavo” Stephens.

Slavo Salt Gourmet Seasoning


This “all purpose” seasoning is made with “all natural ingredients” and “no additives or preservatives”. And with a heavy dose of garlic and pepper, I was anxious to try this unusually named seasoning.

Upon the first taste of this “salt” I immediately thought about steaks (think “Montreal seasoning”), and then, being the snack food junkie I am – soft pretzels. So those are the two foods I first tried them on for this review. Of course, a few slices of pizza were in order too – pizza being the number one snack food of sauce reviewers (unofficially).

Ingredients: garlic, Kosher salt, pepper.

Course grind
Course grind

Texture & Appearance: A very coarse grind. The biggest bits are the dehydrated garlic, and it’s so yummy, I could just eat it from a spoon – it’s like garlic candy. The kosher salt is next… in smaller bits. Finally, fresh, cracked black pepper rounds out the bulk of the mix. It almost looks like something you could make at home, but why would you? This is so much better.

Taste Straight Up: It’s gourmet quality garlic salt, with a hint of black pepper.

Classic gourmet label
Classic gourmet label

Label/Graphics: Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – Good simple label. A product worthy of shelf space in Williams-Sonoma stores. Almost a “throwback” style of graphics that could remind you of the tins of products from the turn of the century. I love this label.

A small graphic of a “stick figure guy” is center… and there’s a good story about that guy on Slavo’s website.

Slavo Salt on rib-eye steaks

A generous rub of Slavo Salt on rib-eye steak
A generous rub of Slavo Salt on rib-eye steak

You would think we were having blue cheese “pie”. But here’s a pic of our mise-en-place in preparation of the rib-eyes.

steak slavo salt blue cheese
Steak, Slavo Salt, blue cheese. What more do you need?

The finished, grilled steak was wonderful. We paired it with some sweet corn on the cob.

Slavo Salt encrusted steak with corn on the cob.
Slavo Salt encrusted steak with corn on the cob.

Slavo Salt on soft pretzels

The second thing I wanted to use Slavo’s on was soft pretzels. It worked like a charm – almost like it was just made for this most American snack treat.

slavo salt on soft pretzels
Slavo Salt is perfect on soft pretzels

Slavo Salt on Pizza
I’m sorry, at this time, I have no pics of the Slavo Salt on pizza… but we really did eat it that way. As it turns out, there wasn’t much point of taking pics of Slavo Salt on pizza… it’s garlic, salt and pepper. You get the idea.

Overall Rating (Taste on Food, Final Thoughts): Rated 5 out of 5 Stars – A simple, yet delicious blend. Worthy of a kitchen staple to be kept on hand. Gourmet quality at its finest. This one is a keeper.

You can buy the huge 13.5 ounce shaker pictured here, or a smaller 6 ounce bottle on SlavoSalt.com/store

Yea, the big guy will cost you $12, but it’s worth it, as this Gourmet Salt shaker will last you a while.

If you don’t absolutely love Slavo Salt, we will return your money with no questions asked.

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Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.

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  1. I am considered the “Steak Queen” in our household, as Brian has found that if he lets me grill the steaks, they always come out better. This seasoning has replaced my usual “some black pepper, some kosher salt, and some garlic powder”, and Slavo Salt has come up with the perfect combination of the three, without risking overdoing any of the components…. yes, I have been guilty of over-salting sometimes. No longer! Slavo Salt is now all I will use when grilling our ribeyes! Winner!

    1. Marilyn and Brian,
      Thanks so much for all of the positive feedback, we love hearing from the fans of Slavo Salt. You’re a lucky man to be with the Steak Queen! Thanks again and keep up the good work!

  2. Hey Great Review! I couldn’t agree more this is definitely a staple of my kitchen. I use it daily! It has replaced anything I would normally put salt or pepper on and made everything I make much better (i’m a pretty bad cook so I need all the help I can get). Also I love Slavo Salt’s facebook page because they’re always uploading recipes that I can actually make and describe it in an easy to understand way. Much easier than scavenging the ends of the internet for good recipes.

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