They sell food at Winners. Gourmet food. High-end, gluten-free, organic, tri-coloured pasta type food. For a fraction of regular high-end, gluten-free, organic type prices. If I wanted to have a 12 year Balsamic Vinegar at bargain prices, I can get it. Now, on occasion, I will spend 5 times as much for a specialty food item. Yes, I can get coarse salt for less than $2 at No Frills, but I can get PINK Himalayan rock salt at Winners at a mere $7.99 for... 1/2 of the amount.
This is one of many things that causes my mother to shake her head at me, blood pooling in her gums from a bitten tongue.
But I say this to you: Pink Himalayan salt has restorative powers - worth more than $7.99 for 454 grams. Every single time I fill up my salt grinder and see that pink salt in it, I smile. Every time. I'm looking across the kitchen at that grinder filled to the brim with pinkness right now, not even touching it and it is giving me joy. When my hands are actually on the grinder, I get a contact high. My life is better with Pink Himalayan salt. 454 grams will last me months and months. For a mere $0.05 a day I have visual (and culinary) joy. What else can you get for five cents a day that has the ability to induce immediate joy?
One might say, "But the joy a child or pet brings is free - the love you feel for them is priceless." I call bullshit. You're wrong.
Sure, you can acquire the kids or pets for free, but on a daily costing basis? My child eats at least 8 bucks of food a day. The cats, are much more economical at only about a buck for food and litter. I'm not saying that the Pink Himalayan salt gives me as much joy as my child (who will gargle Gershwin) or pets (who will chase their tails), but when I need a quick hit? Casting a glance at the Pink Himalayan salt makes me feel like this: