The global kitchen has eventually reached Europe. Therefore, coarse versions of salt and pepper enter our world, e.g. coarse sea salt, pyramid salt and citrus pepper. So far, however, one had to use open small jars for coarse kinds, because the grains were too big for common shakers. For this reason, Henriette Melchiorsen had the idea to create a whole “family” of round “sprinkling cans”, which are applicable for both coarse and fine spices.
Menu calls these shakers “salt and pepper tumblers, because they have an extra ballast in the bottom and thus cannot tip over. Instead, they rock cheerfully back and forth and reflect the surrounding in alternating sizes and perspectives. The bottom consists of non-skid black rubber and has a small thread, so that it can be opened for refilling.
With their simple design, the small tumblers by Menu Design represent an acceptable alternative to open salt and pepper jars that proved hygienically problematic in restaurants and cafes. They can be positioned at every guest's place mat, or in the middle of the table.
The tumblers may also be used to sprinkle exciting "drinking spices", such as cinnamon on teas or cardamom on cappuccino.
The upper part of the tumblers consists of rustproof steel and the bottom is made of black rubber. Slots mark salt and pepper, the small ones for fine spices and the thick ones for thick spices.