When you stand on the windswept shores of Great Oyster Bay on Tasmania's east coast, where lush green pastures meet white sandy beaches and the crystal clear blue waters beyond, you know you're in a very special place. You breath deep and fill your lungs with the fresh briny air and everything seems right with the world. Then you sigh and wish you could take that feeling away with you in your pocket. But that's exactly what I did. In a little match box filled with Tasman Sea Salt.
The seas around Tasmania are some of the cleanest and nutrient rich waters in the world, and it seemed obvious to Alice Laing and Chris Manson that it would make a very fine sea salt. So that's what set out to do. Quit their London jobs, headed to the Tasmanian east coast and figured out a clever way to transform a little piece of the Tasmanian ocean magically into tasty white crystals.
Working with a Tasmanian engineering company Alice and Chris created an efficient and environmentally friendly process that combines age old salt making traditions with clean energy technology to produce delicious sea salt flakes. The process is simple, just evaporated sea water that leaves flaky crystals of salt. The only waste product is fresh water which they collect and use to wash down the plant and make the odd cup of tea in the morning.
When I met Alice and Chris at a recent visit to their salt works, I couldn't help but love their story, (especially the bit about how they met at Glastonbury). It's a true reflection of the vibrant and creative food industry in Tasmania and it ticks all the food lovers boxes for me, innovative, green and most importantly a delicious product.
People who produce food, follow their dreams and do great things are always inspiring to me. They are the people I want to support by buying their products and giving them a shoutout whenever I can. So, to help spread the salty word on this special Tasmanian product I'm hosting a giveaway so you can have the chance to taste the Tasmanian seaside on your morning's eggs.
Included in this box of salty goodies is:
2 x 250g boxes of Tasman Sea Salt
1 x copy of the cook book Tasmania's Table
1 x 100 g block of Monsieur Truffle Dark chocolate with Tasman Sea Salt
1 x 45g jar of Tasmanian Truffled Sea Salt
1 x Tasmanian Pop Corn Company pack
To enter, simply leave a comment.
Competition closes 5pm Friday 22 July 2016.
Open to Australian residents only.
Read more about their story here and the fascinating (if not gruesome) history of salt works in Tasmania.
This is not a sponsored post - I only feature products that I love and I think you will too.
UPDATE: The competition has closed. Winners were picked by a random number generator. Congratulations Melissa, Kylie and Leanne.
Thank you to all those who entered!