Published: Saturday 25th Jan 2014
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
Sea salt harvested and packed in Anglesey has now been granted protected status from the EU, so can count itself in the same league as Champagne and the likes of Newcastle brown ale and Melton Mowbray pies. Protected food name status recognises foods that are produced, processed and prepared in a specific region using recognised expertise. The prestigious award also helps protect the authenticity and origin of the food from imitation and fraud and the Anglesey producers are delighted!
Anglesey Sea Salt began supplying locally 15 years ago but now sells to supermarkets and to outlets in 22 countries. You can be absolutely certain that if you buy Halen Môn Anglesey Sea Salt anywhere in the world, it will have come from the island! The salt is made from seawater taken only from around Anglesey, unadulterated by imported sea salt or rock salt. The sea salt crystals have a brilliant gem-like appearance and each Halen Môn product is initialled so you know that a real person made it. A niche product perhaps but one well worth looking into when you stay in Anglesey cottages.
During your holiday, pay a visit to the Anglesey Sea Zoo, an aquarium and independent research and marine education centre on the south coast of the island. The largest aquarium in Wales, Anglesey Sea Zoo displays over 150 native species and is a great attraction for old and young alike.