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Emile Henry Salt Pig | Charcoal

Emile Henry Salt Pig | Charcoal

Regular price $54.44 USD
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  • MADE IN FRANCE SINCE 1850. Made of all Natural Materials. High-fired Burgundy clay using Emile Henry's HR technology (high resistance)
  • DURABLE.SCRATCH RESISTANT. Extremely hard glaze; ceramic kitchenware does not scratch, does not craze, and is durable for everyday use.
  • BEAUTIFUL COLOR. Emile Henry ceramic tableware brings style and color to your kitchen. Pieces can be used in the oven, in the refrigerator or left on a countertop.
  • EASY TO CLEAN. Dishwasher Safe or hand wash with soap and water.
  • 10-YEAR GUARANTEE. 10 YEAR warranty against manufacturing defects when used in a household environment.


Material: Ceramic
Color: Black
Brand: Emile Henry
Item Weight: 0.42 Kilograms
Number of Pieces: 1



Salt pigs make it easier to pinch the right amount of salt onto your food. Shakers prevent you from getting a sense of how much salt is going where intended. Exposed clay within salt pigs keeps salt from clumping. With care, salt pigs can last decades. At the end of life, these salt pigs leach no microplastics into the environment.


  1. Pinching salt is better than shaking it. You get a better feel for how much salt is going into your food
  2. Exposed clay will absorb moisture and keep salt from clumping
  3. Aesthetically pleasing and feels substantial in the hand
  4. Leaches no plastic into the salt and creates no microplastics at the end of life



  1. Shakers can leach plastic into the salt
  2. Plastic shakers don't survive many dishwasher cycles well
  3. Plastic shakers have a finite lifespan and ultimately end up in landfills and waterways

Overall Sustainability Score - 90 / 100

Score Breakdown

Manufacturing (Score - 10/10) - Made in France close to the intended market

Distribution (Score - 10/10) - Distribution is close to the intended market

Cost (Score - 5/10) - Cost is roughly 12X greater than traditional simple plastic shakers

Packaging (Score - 10/10) -  Packaging is eco-friendly and comprised of cardboard, paper, and paperboard

Effectiveness (Score - 10/10) - Very effective in keeping salt from clumping with the use of exposed clay interior that absorbs moisture

Lifespan (Score - 10/10) - With care, this pepper mill is an heirloom product

Fun (Score - 10/10) - Feels substantial and not cheap

Relevance (Score - 10/10) -  Good fit for purpose product

Disposal (Score - 10/10) -  Clay does not emit microplastics into the salt or into the environment when disposed of

Recycling (Score - 5/10) - Clay is not recyclable