MS for North Wales praises natural sea salt producer on Anglesey

SAM Rowlands, MS for North Wales, has commended an Anglesey company for helping to put the island on the world map.

The journey of “Halen Môn” started in 1997 when David and Alison Lea-Wilson began by supplying sea salt to Swains Butchers in Menai Bridge on Anglesey.

Today, they employ more than 25 people and the sea salt is enjoyed by chefs and food lovers across the world.

It has been served at the London 2012 Olympics, political summits and royal weddings, and is a vital ingredient in Green & Black’s chocolate and Piper’s Crisps.

They supply to in excess of 100 UK delicatessens, and the product can be found in more than 22 countries across the globe.

It is also on the tables of some of the world’s top restaurants, like Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck.

It is also still for sale at Swains in Menai Bridge.

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Mr Rowlands, Welsh shadow minister for local government, said: “I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit Halen Môn this week and meet the team who produce this world-renowned sea salt.

“Alison and David Lea-Wilson, who own this family business, have a fantastic product and it is great to see it enjoying so much success.

“The salt is exported all over the world including Italy, Japan and America and can be seen in stores and supermarkets all over the UK, including Marks and Spencer and Waitrose.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The company is a great example of a North Wales business supporting the economy while putting my region on the world map.”

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey