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The coastal town of Maldon, Essex, has been the center of a salt producing area since the middle ages, although legend has it that the secret of salt-making from sea water was discovered here over 2,000 years ago when the Romans ruled Britain. The Maldon Crystal Salt Company is still a small family concern, operating from a riverside site it has occupied for more than a hundred years and continues to develop the traditional saltmaker's craft to produce the soft, white, flaky crystals unique to this area.

The pyramid-shaped salt crystals, characteristic of Maldon Salt, are fragile enough to crumble easily between the fingers and have a totally different taste from the regular grains of table salt. It is an interesting exercise to taste common salt alongside Maldon Salt. The common salt sits uncomfortably on the tongue and has an underlying bitterness. Maldon Salt is milder, has the flavor of sea spray, and is free from the chemical tang of common salt. Unlike most salts containing additives to stop them from caking in damp weather, Maldon Salt is a completely natural product, retaining valuable seawater trace-elements.

Delia Smith recently included Maldon Salt among her 'essential ingredients', and judging by the recommendations found in the books of some of England's best known chefs from Jamie Oliver to Nigella Lawson, she is in good company.

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Latest Customer Reviews for Maldon Sea Salt
By Joyce
from MD
on Dec 19, 2013
Maldon Sea Salt
A wonderfully refreshing finishing salt on veggies, meats and salads. This is my second box.It is so tasty that occasionally I take a small dab on my finger to taste by itself!
By staulite
from Virginia
on Jan 20, 2013
Not what I expected
Too course for me prefer fine
By Lee Pair Whitaker
from Mississippi
on Sep 16, 2012
Salt of the earth
Best salt ever. I love the taste of it. It is a repeat purchase for sure.
By S
from MD
on Sep 08, 2011
Excellent Kitchen Staple
Great finishing salt with a very clean taste.
By Bobby Flay Fan
from Massachusetts
on Aug 17, 2011
Salty but no bitterness
Maldon Salt flakes are salty but not bitter like regular salt. I have used it on watermelon, salads, omelets, tomatoes...awesome slightly salty flavor. It 'melts' onto the food.
By MonsterCookies
from USA
on Jun 03, 2011
Great for caramel and chocolate
I made a salted caramel and milk chocolate layer cake using this salt in the middle and on top of the cake. Very nice flavor and just right to cut the sweetness of the milk chocolate and caramel.
By Teri Goines
from Los Angeles
on Feb 12, 2011
Maldon Salt is the Best
It is great I love it. It is replacing the other salt I use
By iainswife
from woodbridge, VA
on May 08, 2008
I Love this salt
This salt is just delicious. I never thought I could care about salt but sprinkle this on everything from simple buttered bread to steak to well anything. Don't cook with it, use it to season your food right before eating for a light crunchy salt flavor. It is probably the world's most perfect salt.
By Lisa
from Torrance, CA
on Oct 16, 2007
Nice taste!
I have really enjoyed having this in my kitchen. I always see the TV chefs with their salt cellars and sprinkling away, so now I am too! The salt has a nice taste, almost sweet?? I use it when I boil pasta or potatoes and also on my salads with oil & vinegar. Good price for a yummy salt!
By Kris
from Woodbridge, VA
on May 23, 2007
My Favorite Salt
I actually keep about 4 - 5 different types of salt in my home at any given time. I tried this salt for two reasons. One, it is British and since my husband is English, it seemed appropriate. And two, because every famous chef I saw on TV or whose cookbook I read was using it. Gordon Ramsey. Thomas Keller. Alton Brown (although he also favors Kosher). So I figured let's try it. I love it. It adds a really clean hit of salt to any dish. I don't use it for salting water for boiling but I do sprinkle a pinch on to finish any dish. I love this stuff.
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