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Halen Mon



We are delighted to partner with a truly exceptional brand and product, Halen Mon Anglesey Sea Salt from North Wales. With numerous shared beliefs and values into enhancing natural ecosystems, operating sustainably and ethically, we are excited to offer their premium and award winning produce to our customers in Hong Kong. With



The pure welsh sea salt is hand produced in the small family run headquarters in Anglesey, a small island off the North Wales coast. Approximately 50 miles from our home farm also situated in North Wales. With a Queens award for sustainability and three gold stars from The Great Taste Awards, it is some of the best produce available and is the perfect seasoning for our EMCo. range of premium British meat products.





The area where the sea-salt is produced is a registered Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has exceptionally clean waters. So much so that the water is transported for the notoriously fussy seahorses at The nearby Sea Zoo, who bred happily in it.


The produce they create from their home at Swains in Menai Bridge is considered Welsh Gold.


Enjoyed around the world in five of the top 50 restaurants and by Michelin Star chefs, food lovers and even Barack Obama. It has been served at the London 2012 Olympics, political summits and royal weddings and is a vital ingredient in Green & Blacks chocolate and Piper’s Crisps.





FROM TIDE TO TABLE (by Halen Mon)


HISTORY


Sea salt was made on the island of Anglesey up until the late eighteenth century when it was halted after makers were fined for adulterating the sea brine with Cheshire rock salt.


Today, we have resurrected this age-old craft by combining traditional hand harvesting with brand new technology to produce the crunchy white flakes of Halen Môn. Unlike our predecessors, however, we don’t add anything.


PROCESS


Using pure charcoal-filtered seawater drawn from the Menai Strait around Anglesey, before the water even reaches our Saltcote, it has already passed through two natural filters: a mussel bed and a sandbank.

Once naturally filtered, the salt water is gently heated in a vacuum so it boils at a low temperature.


Gradually, the water releases steam and turns into a very salty brine.

When the concentration of the salt in the water is high enough, we release it into shallow crystallisation tanks and leave it there to allow the sea salt crystals to form.


Once the crystals have formed, we then harvest the sea salt by hand. Finally, we rinse the flakes in brine until they shine.

While the majority of our sea salt is kept pure, some of it is then blended with a range of the finest ingredients to make our seasoned range or kiln-smoked on-site to create our own bespoke blends.



AUTHENTICITY


Our process is unique and has been legally recognised as such under EU law.


We are proud to be the UK’s 60th Protected Food Name, are British Retail Consortium (BRC) certified and are one of the few sea salt producers in the country to have qualified for Certified Product Status from the Soil Association.


Every pack of sea salt is marked with the harvest date and the salt maker’s initials,so you know that your sea salt was packed by a real person and not some robotic arm in a factory.

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