The Telegraph: How Salt Had a Gourmet Makeover

The Telegraph: How Salt Had a Gourmet Makeover

'"Pass the salt' is a tricky request these days. Pink crystals or grey?  Truffle or Christmas tree flavour? Crunchy flakes or lustrous pearls? From the sea or the earth? Or maybe you’d like to grate your own? Salt has never been so abundant in so many different...

Christmas Shopping Events at Ty Halen

Christmas Shopping Events at Ty Halen

As the weather gets colder and the nights get darker, we're looking forward to bright festivities. As well as being jam-packed with our world-famous sea salt, our contemporary shop is now full of Christmas gifts from other producers, from both near and far. From...

On your (electric) bike

On your (electric) bike

Some weekends seem to go on forever, and this one just gone, helped greatly by bright sunshine, clear skies, and our brilliant new electric bikes, seemed to be one of them. The bikes, available to hire at HM HQ from today, are commonplace in many European countries,...

Friends across the pond

Friends across the pond

Fans of HM will probably know by now that our Pure Sea Salt Smoked Over Welsh Oak is an essential ingredient in President Obama's favourite chocolates (watch a Welsh language video of our favourite Gavin and Stacey actor, Stefan Rhodri - AKA Dave Coaches - in Seattle,...

Our new shop

Our new shop

Our tours have been doing a roaring trade since we started them a few weeks ago (we even have our own TripAdvisor page now) but we realised that we haven't really talked about our lovely new shop. Some readers of our blog might have visited Shop Cwtch, Jess' shop,...

We are one of the UK government’s Top 50 Food Stars!

We are one of the UK government’s Top 50 Food Stars!

Fifty of the country’s most promising food and drink entrepreneurs have been recognised as Food Stars for their contribution to the UK’s growing economy, and here at Halen Môn, we are very proud to say we are one of them, standing alongside Welsh friends Coconut...

An Invitation to Number 10

An Invitation to Number 10

It is not everyday you receive an envelope with a return address of 10 Downing Street, but happily that's what happened a few weeks ago, when HM was invited by David Cameron to a reception there, to celebrate St. David's Day. Hot after Alison's trip to DEFRA to meet...

Moving home

Moving home

Last weekend, we moved into our brand new purpose built Saltcote.  The sun shone, there was snow on the mountains, and it was exciting and exhausting. Watch how our day in the office panned out below in this little timelapse from salt-maker Ian: It was then very...

New year, new jobs

New year, new jobs

Every day our building is one step closer to being finished. The internal colours have been painted, the doors are on. Our driftwood light fitting is drying out after a serious clean. Crucial pieces of equipment are being put in place, and orders for the new shop are...