Weird Food Of The Day: ‘Salt Made From Tears’

May 30, 2012 2:27 PM EDT | By Amanda Remling
Salt Made From Tears
Looking for a little something extra to season your food? has just what your looking for, "Salt Made From Tears." (Photo:

Ever think that your stew would taste better if you added salt made from tears shed while chopping onions? Or how about spicing up your homemade salsa with salt made from tears of anger?

If any of those thoughts ever crossed through your mind you are in luck. Hoxton Street Monster Supplies in London is the proud supplier of "Salt Made From Tears."

Established in 1818, the Hoxton Street Monsters Supplies site proudly boasts that they are the "Purveyor of quality goods for monsters of every kind."

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One of their quality goods are the "Salt Made From Tears" range. The product description explains how the salts are made from "the freshest human tears." Described as a centuries-old craft, the human tears are "gently boiled, released into shallow crystallization tanks, then harvested by hand and finally rinsed in brine."

These tear made salts surprisingly come in many, I guess you would say, flavors. Monster Supplies encourage their shoppers to "experience the full range," which include Tears of Anger, Tears Shed While Chopping Onions, Tears Shed While Sneezing, Tears of Laughter and Tears of Sorrow.

The bottles sell for either the five pack variety for £30 or $47, or individual containers for £7 or roughly $11.

"Salt Made From Tears" were developed by Studio Weave and "expert tear harvesters" Halen Mon, a company well known for their sea salt harvesting.

If salt made from tears isn't part of your desired seasoning, Hoxton Street Monster Supplies also sells canned "Mortal Terror," to instill real and immediate fear of death ("oddly pleasant to taste, marvelously quick to act").

If inflicting terror seems like a little too much, then maybe invest in a can of "A Vague Sense Of Unease," which promises to effectively destroy all feelings of ease, or a can of "The Heebie-Jeebies," which relieves all case of joy or warmth.

If you're looking to spice up your recipes, a good laugh or a good scare, check out for some horrifying treats.


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