Innovation and Tradition
For centuries, Icelanders have relied on their innovation and creativity for producing, storing and preparing food. Many producers base their production on traditions and others focus on innovation.
Among the many products in this category is sea salt. Sea salt was produced for a few decades in the 18th century, but in 2011 making of sustainable, hand harvested flaky sea salt in Iceland was re-established with the same methods as before, using geothermal energy. Now the salt is also blended with different kinds of herbs, berries and kelp, resulting in more variety for gourmets.
Chocolate has been produced in Iceland for decades but new producers have entered the market in the last few years. The chocolate is produced with quality raw ingredients and seasonal products increase the selection even more.