There aren’t many celebrity endorsements that carry more weight than the Queen of England's. Maldon has been making high-quality sea salt for over a century and has been recognized with a Royal Warrant. Get a bag from Thrive Market, and season like the royals do.
The History of Maldon
Maldon gets its name from the town of Maldon, England, which is where its salt originates. The town sits at the intersection of the Blackwater River and the North Sea, giving its water a distinct mix of freshwater and saltwater. Historians believe that salt-making began in the region more than 2000 years ago when the Roman Empire was occupying the land. It is unclear, however, if their salt-making efforts continued for more than a few years.
In 1882, Thomas Bland founded the Maldon Crystal Salt Company to take advantage of his hometown’s unique location in a lasting way. His high-quality salt flakes were quickly embraced by gourmet chefs in London, as well as places that were farther flung.
Today, Maldon Crystal Salt remains family-owned, just as it was more than 100 years ago. Many of the company’s techniques for panning salt remain largely unchanged as well. In 2012, Maldon was granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment, or the right to place the royal seal on products, by Queen Elizabeth II. The Royal Warrant means that the company is an official purveyor of sea salt for the British Royal Family.
Maldon Company Mission
Maldon’s salt is legendary around the world for its “pyramid-shaped” crystals, which lends the salt its unique texture and flavor. Maldon Crystal Salt achieves this by working in small batches and without extra processing. They use traditional methods that have been passed down through the family for almost a century, including putting water over a slow heat and retrieving salt by hand. Everyone at the company is expert in all things sea salt.
Benefits of Maldon
Benefits may include great tasting food:
- Small batches maintain unique shape and texture
- Made with as little extra processing as possible
- Endorsed by the British Royal Family
Top Maldon Products
There’s really only one thing that the Maldon Salt Company makes, but boy do they make it well. Buy today, and see the difference for yourself.
Maldon Sea Salt Flakes
It’s made the traditional way for a reason. These salt flakes have a soft texture and fresh taste that can’t be compared to anything else on planet earth. Maldon keeps its process as simple as possible, allowing Mother Nature to do most of the work. Maldon’s salt is Certified Organic and Kosher. Each box contains 8.5 ounces of flakes.
Ideas for Cooking With Salt
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What Makes Himalayan Salt Special?
Unlike Maldon’s fresh from the ocean salt, Himalayan salt has its origins in the mountainous Punjab region of Pakistan. Go taste for taste and see the difference.
All the Basics of Kosher Salt
Maldon Sea Salt Flakes are Certified Kosher, but aren’t Kosher Salt. If that sentence is confusing, you may need this helpful primer on a salt with ancient history and versatile modern uses. Read all the way through for recipes for every time of the day.
Prepping the Perfect Holiday Meal
A little salt can go a long way when you’re flavoring your organic meat from Thrive Market. Discover the best ways to cook and season essential Christmas and Thanksgiving meats like ham and turkey.