Friday, April 12, 2013

Uncommon Goods Review and $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway (Ends 4/19)

Uncommon Goods Review and GiveawayWhen I was emailed about reviewing a product from Uncommon Goods, I was pretty happy about it. I had here and picked something out that I was dying to try.
heard of the website before, so reviewing one of their products was something I had to do. I looked through their list of great Mother's Day gifts

I picked out the Salts of the World Test Tube Set because we've really gotten into healthy eating at my house, and I'm really enjoying cooking with fresh ingredients. It was filled with salts from places like the Island of Cyprus (black flake salt), Denmark (Viking Oak smoked salt) and Australia (Murray River Pink Flake salt). Displayed in a solid cedar rack, each tube is glass, keeping the salts fresh.

The salts and display also came with a card that let me know which salts matched with which types of meat,
and which salts were good for cooking vs. finishing off a dish. We decided to give the Viking Oak Smoked Mountain Salt from Denmark a try on some simple baked chicken tenderloins one night. I added the salt first to the tenderloins, and because the salt crystals were larger than regular salt crystals, and naturally colored brown, you could actually see the salt on the chicken. This helped out with spreading the salt evenly. I used less salt than I would have normal table salt just to see how it affected the taste.

Chicken Tenderloins with Viking Salt
Viking Oak Smoked Salt from DenmarkI was pleasantly surprised to find that the chicken had more flavor than I thought it would. I'll admit now, I was a skeptic. I figured salt is salt and it didn't really matter where in the world it came from, that it would season my food the same. I was wrong... very wrong. After using less of the Viking salt from Denmark than I would have normal salt, the chicken came out with more flavor than normal. I was instantly hooked on this stuff, and have used it in my daily cooking ever since.

Uncommon Goods doesn't just have items for the kitchen like what I was fortunate to review. They have home decor items, yard decor items, clothing, accessories, art pieces and so much more. Mother's Day is right around the corner, so head here for gifts Mom would love, and Father's Day isn't too far away either, so be sure to check here and here for something unique for Dad, too.

So, because you know I love y'all and the guys over at Uncommon Goods know I love y'all, they are giving one of my readers a $50 Gift Certificate to Uncommon Goods as a thank you to me for reviewing their product. Just all kinds of love sharing going on. ;)

Enter below, share with friends, and good luck! Giveaway ends at 12:00am on 4/19/13.

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The Salts of the World Test Tube Set was sent to me for free by Uncommon Goods for the purpose of reviewing. Other than the free product to review, I was not compensated for a favorable review. The opinions expressed above are mine and mine alone. The giveaway is hosted by The Inklings of Life, but it is not responsible for prize fulfillment, which is done by Uncommon Goods. The winner's information will be passed onto a representative at and they are responsible for contacting the winner with the gift certificate information.

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  1. I would get their pancake plates.

  2. I love this cuting board!

  3. Their state tea towels would make awesome gifts!

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  4. I've been dying to get my son the F bomb paperweight. I know it's terrible, but the fact that it's so literal really cracks me up :)

  5. I would pick kitchen products and a toy.

  6. I'd choose the Self Watering Planter, love the modern design!

  7. I love the mother nestling bird necklace - so sweet!

  8. I need that self watering planter! I'm horrible at remembering to water my plants

  9. I'd buy one of their cute onesies for my baby due this summer. :)

  10. I might get a flower hummingbird feeder, or maybe a terrarium. Great stuff!

  11. I would get the FENG SHUI CHI ENERGY CHIMES or the RECYCLED GLASS GIRAFFE NIGHT LIGHT. There's so much to choose from!!