We want to bring you an authentic taste of the Coromandel using a salt making technique that’s thousands of years old. We aim to produce the best, premium, fine finishing salt that accurately reflects our terroir. Small batches help us ensure you get quality; 100% natural sea salt every time. Each batch is subtly different as salt formation is influenced by heat. We get bigger crystals in the height of summer and slightly smaller ones in spring and autumn. It’s all part of a naturally produced product. One other reason our salt is unique is that we use solar evaporation to make our salt which allows the wonderful trace minerals, naturally present in the ocean, to stay in the salt, adding to its briny flavour! Our salt is known across the world as a sel marin/fleur de sel. We don’t artificially dry or use any anti-caking agents, flours, iodine or silica. It’s just pure natural salt!
The beautiful coast we live on inspires us every day. Opito Bay, on the North-Eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand is renowned for its remoteness, stark beauty, clean emerald green/blue water and the copious amounts of sunshine we get in this unique micro-climate. All part of the reason we were drawn to make salt here. We love to blend and infuse our salt with local ingredients where possible and we work with other artisan producers to bring unique and interesting flavours that marry well with our salt. Our most popular flavours being Coromandel Kelp and Smoked Chilli sea salt blends. Our philosophy is also that the less of a footprint we leave on the planet the better. We have a nil carbon foot-print, everything we do is done by hand. A labour of love. Perry and Erin. https://opitobaysalt.co.nz