Pass the Pepper

The Reluctant Trading Experiment imports organic, fairly traded Tellicherry peppercorns and pure Icelandic sea salt and, despite the name, it does so enthusiastically. Whether at home, or in a Michelin starred restaurant, the right seasoning can be the difference between a good meal and an outstanding one. Scott Eirinberg, the founder of the Reluctant Trading Experiment, had a background in upscale children’s furnishings. But, after selling his former company Land of Nod to Crate and Barrel in 2010, he was persuaded by a colleague to try some organic Tellicherry Peppercorns that were grown and fairly traded in Kerala, India. Tellicherry what? Scott was “reluctant,” at first. But one delectable tasting and he quickly became convinced to spice things up with a new business venture. It wasn’t long before Scott went in search for some distinctive sea salt to pair with his Tellicherry. He found what he was looking for in the Norwegian waters off Iceland where the highest grade salt is ecologically harvested. Grind, sprinkle, and savor the flavor. Bon Appetit!

The Reluctant Trading Experiment

Tellicherry Peppercorns & Icelandic Sea Salt

Pass the Pepper

The Reluctant Trading Experiment imports organic, fairly traded Tellicherry peppercorns and pure Icelandic sea salt and, despite the name, it does so enthusiastically. Whether at home, or in a Michelin starred restaurant, the right seasoning can be the difference between a good meal and an outstanding one. Scott Eirinberg, the founder of the Reluctant Trading Experiment, had a background in upscale children’s furnishings. But, after selling his former company Land of Nod to Crate and Barrel in 2010, he was persuaded by a colleague to try some organic Tellicherry Peppercorns that were grown and fairly traded in Kerala, India. Tellicherry what? Scott was “reluctant,” at first. But one delectable tasting and he quickly became convinced to spice things up with a new business venture. It wasn’t long before Scott went in search for some distinctive sea salt to pair with his Tellicherry. He found what he was looking for in the Norwegian waters off Iceland where the highest grade salt is ecologically harvested. Grind, sprinkle, and savor the flavor. Bon Appetit!
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  • Scott
    Scott

    My name is Scott Eirinberg and I know what you’re thinking: Pepper is pepper. And does the world need another sea salt? I used to think the same thing.

    I had no interest in going into the spice business. But after trying the pepper, I was compelled to start The Reluctant Trading Experiment. Now I can confidently say: No, pepper isn’t pepper. And why yes, the world apparently does need another sea salt.

    I know you’re reluctant. I can relate.

  • Gary
    Gary
    2/26/2014 1:35 PM

    Like many people, I must exclude salt from my diet. I substitute pepper instead. How can I purchase only the pepper?

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    2/26/2014 1:41 PM

    @Gary Hi Gary, Aaron from The Grommet here. Thank you for the note and that is certainly something for us to consider. Currently, we are only offering the bundles, but we may add the individual Salt and Pepper packs.

  • Gary
    Gary
    2/26/2014 2:26 PM

    @Aaron

    OK, I will watch for it.

  • Robert
    Robert
    2/27/2014 9:33 AM

    Maybe I'm boring as heck, but this is exciting to me! I'm ordering today! Well done, Scott!!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    2/27/2014 9:34 AM

    Hi Robert,

    Amy from The Grommet team here. If you're boring, then so are we! We can't get enough of the salt and pepper here.

  • Iolani
    Iolani
    2/28/2014 11:13 PM

    surprisingly Freshlyground salt is as important as freshly ground pepper. even more surprising, is that you can tell the difference in the salt. Not all see salt taste the same which was a surprise to me.

  • Iolani
    Iolani
    2/28/2014 11:25 PM

    Sorry about the above post. I was trying to get my computer to type while I talked. I can'wait to try this out. When I think of it, I'll be tasting million year old seas. How cool is [email protected]

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

The Reluctant Trading Experiment

Tellicherry Peppercorns & Icelandic Sea Salt

Pass the Pepper

The Reluctant Trading Experiment imports organic, fairly traded Tellicherry peppercorns and pure Icelandic sea salt and, despite the name, it does so enthusiastically. Whether at home, or in a Michelin starred restaurant, the right seasoning can be the difference between a good meal and an outstanding one.

Scott Eirinberg, the
founder of the Reluctant Trading Experiment, had a background in upscale children’s furnishings. But, after selling his former company Land of Nod to Crate and Barrel in 2010, he was persuaded by a colleague to try some organic Tellicherry Peppercorns that were grown and fairly traded in Kerala, India. Tellicherry what? Scott was “reluctant,” at first. But one delectable tasting and he quickly became convinced to spice things up with a new business venture.

It wasn’t long before Scott went in search for some distinctive sea salt to pair with his Tellicherry. He found what he was looking for in the Norwegian waters off Iceland where the highest grade salt is ecologically harvested.

Grind, sprinkle, and savor the flavor. Bon Appetit!
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Scott
    Scott

    My name is Scott Eirinberg and I know what you’re thinking: Pepper is pepper. And does the world need another sea salt? I used to think the same thing.

    I had no interest in going into the spice business. But after trying the pepper, I was compelled to start The Reluctant Trading Experiment. Now I can confidently say: No, pepper isn’t pepper. And why yes, the world apparently does need another sea salt.

    I know you’re reluctant. I can relate.

  • Gary
    Gary
    2/26/2014 1:35 PM

    Like many people, I must exclude salt from my diet. I substitute pepper instead. How can I purchase only the pepper?

  • Aaron
    Aaron
    2/26/2014 1:41 PM

    @Gary Hi Gary, Aaron from The Grommet here. Thank you for the note and that is certainly something for us to consider. Currently, we are only offering the bundles, but we may add the individual Salt and Pepper packs.

  • Gary
    Gary
    2/26/2014 2:26 PM

    @Aaron

    OK, I will watch for it.

  • Robert
    Robert
    2/27/2014 9:33 AM

    Maybe I'm boring as heck, but this is exciting to me! I'm ordering today! Well done, Scott!!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    2/27/2014 9:34 AM

    Hi Robert,

    Amy from The Grommet team here. If you're boring, then so are we! We can't get enough of the salt and pepper here.

  • Iolani
    Iolani
    2/28/2014 11:13 PM

    surprisingly Freshlyground salt is as important as freshly ground pepper. even more surprising, is that you can tell the difference in the salt. Not all see salt taste the same which was a surprise to me.

  • Iolani
    Iolani
    2/28/2014 11:25 PM

    Sorry about the above post. I was trying to get my computer to type while I talked. I can'wait to try this out. When I think of it, I'll be tasting million year old seas. How cool is [email protected]

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.