Delicious, natural and sustainable 100% Scottish Sea Salt flakes. Made using a unique production method - the only thorn tower in the world producing salt today. Made with wind, sea and thorns on the West Coast of Scotland, Blackthorn Salt is the ultimate transformative ingredient for today's kitchen. Poignant and bittersweet, with a taste echoing sea, Blackthorn Salt adds a rolling moreishness to any meal.
The attractive 240g Blackthorn box is perfect for keeping out beside the cooker ready to be used or taken to the table whenever required. It's designed to keep the salt safe and dust free, but is also free from any plastics, is sustainably sourced and fully recyclable.
Blackthorns' ways are patient, gentle and sustainable: Scottish West Coast sea water is slowly trickled through the country's only graduation thorn tower whilst being evaporated by the exhilarating West Coast winds. Reminiscent of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale, the imposing tower of thorns sits facing the sea and the mountains of Arran. This spiky structure is incredibly effective as well as being visually impressive: it enables a significant acceleration of the evaporation process required for sea salt production. Sea water is dribbled through 54 wooden taps and a series of channels which are checked and adjusted daily according to the weather. The sea water seeps along every twig and thorn, maximising exposure to our powerful and persistent coastal winds (and any sun that might be showing face). The emerging droplets partially evaporate and any remaining liquid becomes a more concentrated brine. The final stage is all skill and alchemy: we take the now exceptionally salty brine, add our Salters and their intricate knowledge of our salt, some gentle heat and nothing else... at all.
About the Producer
At Blackthorn, they understand that salt is the single most transformative ingredient of all time. Clean and unrefined, the taste of the salt is everything a discerning palate requires - sweet, with a mouth-watering tang. Used cleverly it can transform the mediocre, enhance a range of flavours or add a suggestion of rolling moreishness and sophistication to any meal. The crucial crystal crunch factor is a given - they always encourage 'by hand' sprinkling if only to experience this satisfaction, but also to ensure the exact distribution and grain size desired on each occasion.
At Blackthorn, they use 100% west coast sea water and nothing else. There are no illusions: no adding, no seeding, no bleaching, just pure Scottish sea salt. When you taste Blackthorn Salt you taste nature - the sea, the winds and the thorns.