Welcome to the culinary cutting edge: the marriage of flat crunchy flakes of sea salt from Wales and the moist, floral vanilla bean from Tahiti. One whiff will simply drive you to distraction.
Ground vanilla bean from Tahiti is combined with Halen Môn salt crystals to create a new flavor sensation, the darling of professional chefs across the globe. Pop a few crystals in your mouth and the floral sweetness - not sugar sweetness - will fill your palate.
This vanilla sea salt has a host of uses. It's perfect for use with scallops and meaty white fish like halibut or cod. Sprinkle a bit on your squash or pumpkin soup right before your serve to add a totally new and delightful dimension. Use a bit as a topping for truffles or flourless chocolate cake and, of course, you can add a bit to your hot chocolate.
Vanilla Tahitensis yields fatter beans, more moist than Mexican or Bourbon, but possessing a singular floral sweetness. Many vanilla experts have developed a fierce loyalty to this rare and costly bean.
Halen Môn is 100% natural Welsh Sea Salt, harvested from the fresh Atlantic Waters that surround the Isle of Anglesey - or Ynys Môn (pronounced unn-iss mon) as it is known in Welsh.
Combining traditional methods with the latest technology, the Anglesey Sea Salt Company has developed new processes to perfect the art of harvesting this traditional product. Halen Môn comprises particularly pure, white crystals and contains no additives whatsoever. The crystals are a 100% natural food, providing a balance of minerals and trace elements (such as zinc, calcium and magnesium) essential to the human body, if it is to function efficiently. We are proud to be the only manufacturer of UK Sea Salt to gain Soil Association Certified Product status.
Highly prized, Halen Môn's crunchy texture is suitable for culinary or table use, and is particularly delicious with fresh raw vegetables and salads.
The folks at Halen Môn take clean seawater from the southwest corner of the Isle of Anglesey and pump it ashore to large tanks, where it is left to settle. From there it is filtered and pumped through a number of other settling tanks, before it finally reaches the harvesting plant. Inside the plant, the water is initially boiled and the concentrated brine transferred to large pans. Here it is gently warmed by steam until it reaches saturation and salt crystals start to form. It is then moved to another tank where the crystals are left to form before being harvested. By carefully controlling this process, the right size crystals are produced. These are then dried and checked before being packed ready for distribution to our customers.
Halen Môn from the Anglesey Sea Salt Company contains no additives, but has the natural trace elements that are present in seawater. Principally, these are magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium and iodine, together with minute amounts of other trace elements, all of which are needed by the body for it to function efficiently. These are totally removed from ordinary table salt due to the nature of the industrial processes involved.
"Organic" usually refers to an agricultural process. As salt is not an agricultural product, it cannot use this term. However, the Soil Association inspection team visit our site and check everything down to the last detail. They want to ensure that our water was pure (samples are regularly taken to check this), that we use no additives and that there are no contaminants that could get into the salt. They were also able to note that with our tracking systems, we can trace back every tube to when it was produced and even who packed it! Only with all these systems in place could we be accredited with the coveted logo and be awarded Soil Association Certified Product Status.