Halen Môn is a hidden gem on the edge of the Menai Strait on the
Anglesey Coast, an award-winning Saltcote and Visitor Centre, and
one of Wales most innovative food businesses. We will take a tour of
the refinery to see the process behind creating Wales’s unique sea
In 1997, The founders of Helen Môn left a saucepan of seawater to
boil on the Aga in their family kitchen and as the salt crystals
started to form, they knew they’d struck culinary gold. Today, the
Welsh sea salt is enjoyed around the world by 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. Thousands of customers
agree it is the best salt for cooking.
Along with over 100 of the nation’s best delicatessens in the UK,
this sea salt can be found in more than 22 countries across the
globe as well as on the tables of some of the world’s top
restaurants such as The Fat Duck.
Enjoy a salt tasting experience as part of your tour to sample the
different types of salt produced and the differences between them.
As well as being where it makes the sea salt, the Saltcote is home
to a contemporary, design-led gift shop, which you will have time to
visit. There are gift sets galore if you are looking to buy sea salt
as a present for loved ones back home.