By Alannah Wiseman | Spring 2022

Celebrating 140 Years of Craftsmanship

To mark 140 years of salt crasftmanship, we are delighted to unveil details of our 140th birthday celebrations which include a 140th limited-edition celebratory pack and a series of exciting birthday festivities which honour our heritage and are set to inspire foodies everywhere to ‘seize the seasoning’ and celebrate great taste!

Maldon Salt is hand crafted with the same time-honoured techniques that were used when it first began back in 1882. Now run by the fourth generation of the Osborne family, the business has gone from strength to strength. This year will be a nostalgic celebration of 140 years of craftsmanship.

Historic photo of Osbourne family harvesting Maldon salt with salt rakes
Picture shows current MD Steve Osborne’s Father (Clive) & Grandfather (Cyril) in the original salt works which are still operational today.

Available from June, our Limited Edition 140th Anniversary Original Sea Salt pack (250g) will be available in retailers nationwide. Featuring a golden ‘140 years of craftsmanship’ logo, it is a must-have for many millions of loyal fans who want to join in the celebrations and grab themselves a special commemorative pack. Be quick as when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Maldon Salt is not the only one celebrating a major milestone this year. Coincidently its 140th Anniversary falls in the same year as Her Majesty the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee. The Queen first visited Maldon’s salt works in 2010 and it was just two years later, that we were granted a Royal Warrant which stands to this day, as the official purveyors of sea salt. This is something which we are enormously proud and honoured about. Interestingly a special commemorative book: ‘Her Majesty the Queen’ Inside the Official Platinum Jubilee album,’ is due to be published soon and features 250 royal images, including some images of Maldon Salt.

To help people celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and create extraordinary food for friends, family and loved ones to enjoy, we have created a series of jubilee-inspired nostalgic puddings which will be available on our website blog very soon. Just like Maldon Salt itself these puddings are traditional, but they also have a wonderfully modern and contemporary twist. Recipes include Orange & Pistachio Battenberg, Chai Chelsea Buns, and a delicious Eton Mess with a twist, all made with Maldon Salt.

And the birthday celebratory events and activities don’t stop there! We are really getting the party started with events including another link up with Mob; social media activities including ‘Salt Stories’ showcasing some of the extraordinary chefs, People and Brands that use and love Maldon Salt and ‘Foodie‘ influencer partnerships to inspire people to use Maldon Salt to elevate their dishes. We even have an exciting competition to win VIP places at Maldon Salt’s Extraordinary 140th Birthday Party. Please check out Maldon Salt socials for more details on all this excitement, coming soon.

Maldon Salt owner Clive Osbourne visiting Buckingham Palace
Maldon Salt’s Clive Osbourne visiting Buckingham Palace in 1977

And now a final word from our Commercial Director, Robert La Francesca

“Maldon Salt has a wonderful and rich history of traditional quality craftmanship and in our 140th anniversary year we really wanted to celebrate this fact and pay tribute to the four generations of the Osborne family and all our fantastic people and loyal consumers who have played such an important role in helping us to become the world-renowned culinary brand that we are today. From our 140th anniversary logo which appears on our exciting new limited edition celebration pack, right through to all the exciting consumer activations and fun birthday festivities we have planned, we are saying a big thank you to everyone who has been part of our history and inspiring current and future generations of people to seize the seasoning and celebrate great taste.” .

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