Maldon Salt, which takes its name from the coastal town itself, has been producing sea salt from the works since 1882. 4 generations of master salt makers have been hand harvesting the naturally formed pyramid crystals that have become Maldon Sea Salt’s signature. In 2012, the company was granted the Royal Warrant.
Today, the company is in the hands of Steve Osborne, following in the footsteps of his father Clive, grandfather Cyril and great grandfather James.
These time-honoured techniques, passed down through the centuries, are the reason why Maldon Sea Salt delivers the same, unique special taste every time. Maldon’s flakes release their saltiness with sweet precision, and add another layer of texture and crunch. Approved by the Organic Food Federation, our salt has a perfect balance of minerals with no additives.
But, none of this would be possible without a little helping hand from Mother Nature. The relatively low rainfall and lush green marshland have created the perfect environment for producing sea salt.
Although the company has exchanged its coal-fired burners for gas, the salt-making methods remain the same, using the same traditional artisan methods as when the company began.
Sea water is taken directly from the Blackwater estuary, pumped into stainless steel pans, then gently boiled and left to evaporate. That’s not to say the process is simple, but Maldon has long known the art of temperature and timing, which is the secret to ensuring these distinctive soft crunchy flakes are simply perfect in both taste and texture.