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Great Taste judges go nuts for G-NUTS low-salt peanuts

2018-08-21
“The slow roasting certainly brings out the flavour and creamy texture. Well done on the balance of salt.”


August 21, 2018, LONDON, UK. Press Dispensary. G-NUTS are thrilled to be among the prestigious Great Taste Stars of 2018. Judges this year awarded G-NUTS’ hand-cooked, low salt peanuts the much sought-after Great Taste Award in recognition that this is a food delivering fantastic flavour. The expert judges commented favourably on the appearance, shape, texture and taste of G-NUTS signature low-salt peanuts:  “a golden harvest colour with a pleasing crunch. The nuts hold integrity both in shape and on the palate. The slow roasting certainly brings out the flavour and creamy texture. Well done on the balance of salt.

The accolade is a real boost,” says Funmi Brady, founder and owner of G-NUTS, “We are incredibly proud of our Great Taste Award; it is testament to the quality and all-round deliciousness of our peanuts.

Judged by more than 500 of the most discerning palates, belonging to food critics, chefs, cooks, restaurateurs, producers, food writers and journalists, the Great Taste Awards are widely acknowledged as the most respected food accreditation scheme for artisan and speciality food producers. As well as a badge of honour, the unmistakable black and gold Great Taste label is a signpost to a wonderful tasting product, discovered through hours and hours of blind-tasting by the judges.

For Funmi Brady, the 1-star Great Taste Award confirms her confidence that her hand-cooked low-salt peanuts are quite simply the best tasting peanuts on the market. She said: “We entered the Great Taste Awards to get an endorsement for our G-NUTS peanuts from the finest palates in the food industry, so we’re very happy with the Great Taste star.

With the consumer interest in healthy food being one of the dominant trends in the food market at the moment, G-NUTS peanuts are a great example of a natural low-salt, high protein, high fibre snack for the health-conscious. Whereas other salted peanuts are high in salt and cooked in oil, G-NUTS peanuts are made from carefully selected peanuts which are hand-cooked in batches without any oil and seasoned with organic sea salt, allowing the natural flavour and creamy texture of the peanuts to shine through.

Filled with flavour, they can be enjoyed on their own as a snack, as a more-ish nibble with drinks, used as an ingredient in cooking or baking, or added to salads or a breakfast bowl of yoghurt and berries for a protein boost.  

Funmi Brady concluded: “The Great Taste Award means a lot to the whole G-NUTS team, as the company was created with an ethical vision of improving the lives of disadvantaged women in Nigeria, by creating much-needed employment opportunities. We are the first UK brand to win a great taste award for West African sourced peanuts.

Come and meet Funmi Brady, G-NUTS’ charismatic founder, and her team at the Specialty and Fine Food Fair, 2 - 4 September 2018, on stand 3161.

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Notes for editors

What makes G-NUTS peanuts unique?
The quality of the peanuts shines through. This is due to the careful, time-consuming method of preparation: soaking, sun drying and slow cooking in small batches. The only other ingredient used apart from peanuts is organic sea salt. The peanuts emerge with a delicious, natural flavour, a creamy texture, just the right balance of salt and the perfect crunch.

These irresistible peanuts are the perfect accompaniments to drinks enjoyed at social occasions, as the delicious, natural flavour of the peanuts – noticeably less salty and oily than other offerings on the market - doesn’t overpower the taste of cocktails, fine wines or craft beers.

They are popular with parents, as they give children an alternative to sugary snacks, offering the much-loved flavour of peanut butter but without the added sugar or oil.

The care taken over the product extends to the distinctive glass bottle packaging. These are shaped to make the peanuts easy to share, without dipping. The bottles are reusable, so promoting zero waste.

About the G-NUTS brand
Established just over a year ago, G-NUTS is a company with an ethical, social dimension. One of the main motivations in setting up G-NUTS was to provide employment to socially disadvantaged women in Nigeria, where the founder Funmi Brady was born and raised. The work opportunities created are an important source of income to women whose lives are often hard and precarious. Similarly, the company regards the work of the farmers who grow the peanuts with respect and pay the going rate for their crops.

What is Great Taste?
Great Taste is the largest and most trusted accreditation scheme for fine food and drink. Established in 1994, it encourages and mentors artisan food producers, offering a unique benchmarking and product evaluation service leading to an independent accreditation that enables small food and drink businesses to compete against supermarket premium own label brands. This year 12,634 products were blind-tasted by panels of specialists: top chefs, food writers, influencers, food critics, restaurateurs and fine food retailers.

What should consumers look for?
The logo. The Great Taste symbol is their guarantee a product has been through a rigorous and independent judging process. It’s not about smart packaging or clever marketing – it’s all about taste.

For more information on G-NUTS contact:
Funmi Brady, G-NUTS
Tel: 0203 5751297
Email:
Site: www.g-nuts.co.uk

Great Taste Press Enquiries:
Amy Brice at Freshly Ground PR
Tel: + 44 (0) 7717 893123.
Email:

Media contacts

Funmi Brady
Tel: 0203 5751297
Email:
Site: www.g-nuts.co.uk

Great Taste Press Enquiries:
Amy Brice at Freshly Ground PR
Tel: + 44 (0) 7717 893123.
Email:

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G-NUTS low-salt Peanuts snack pouch

G-NUTS low-salt Peanuts snack pouch
G-NUTS low-salt Peanuts snack pouch
Deliciously moreish slow cooked peanuts with a naturally creamy flavour and a perfect crunch. Not salty. Not oily. Wheat, dairy and gluten free. The perfect healthy snack.
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G-NUTS low-salt Peanuts snack pouch

Deliciously moreish slow cooked peanuts with a naturally creamy flavour and a perfect crunch. Not salty. Not oily. Wheat, dairy and gluten free. The perfect healthy snack.

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G-NUTS low-salt Peanuts in a glass bottle

G-NUTS low-salt Peanuts in a glass bottle
G-NUTS low-salt Peanuts in a glass bottle
Deliciously moreish luxury Peanuts. Hand-cooked in small batches with love. Naturally creamy flavour with a perfect crunch. Responsibly packaged in a reusable glass bottle. Contains absolutely nothing artificial, just peanuts and sea salt.
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G-NUTS low-salt Peanuts in a glass bottle

Deliciously moreish luxury Peanuts. Hand-cooked in small batches with love. Naturally creamy flavour with a perfect crunch. Responsibly packaged in a reusable glass bottle. Contains absolutely nothing artificial, just peanuts and sea salt.

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G-NUTS low-salt Peanuts. Deliciously moreish.

G-NUTS low-salt Peanuts. Deliciously moreish.
G-NUTS low-salt Peanuts. Deliciously moreish.
Deliciously moreish luxury Peanuts. Hand-cooked in small batches with love. Naturally creamy flavour with a perfect crunch. Not oily. Not salty. Contains just Peanuts and sea salt nothing else. Perfect for snacking or with breakfast yoghurt or cereal. Does not overpower the taste of fine wine, cocktail drink or craft beer. Buy now at g-nuts.co.uk/shop
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G-NUTS low-salt Peanuts. Deliciously moreish.

Deliciously moreish luxury Peanuts. Hand-cooked in small batches with love. Naturally creamy flavour with a perfect crunch. Not oily. Not salty. Contains just Peanuts and sea salt nothing else. Perfect for snacking or with breakfast yoghurt or cereal. Does not overpower the taste of fine wine, cocktail drink or craft beer. Buy now at g-nuts.co.uk/shop

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Funmi Brady - Founder of the G-NUTS Brand.

Funmi Brady - Founder of the G-NUTS Brand.
Funmi Brady - Founder of the G-NUTS Brand.
G-NUTS is a Surrey based ethical brand founded on a passion for tasty, healthy snacking and a commitment to supporting the local community wherever it operates, by creating employment and or improving lives.

Made from just peanuts and organic sea salt, their award winning 100 % natural low-salt G-NUTS Peanuts are a deliciously moreish protein and fibre rich snack with an unforgettable naturally creamy flavour. Available at www.g-nuts.co.uk/shop
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Funmi Brady - Founder of the G-NUTS Brand.

G-NUTS is a Surrey based ethical brand founded on a passion for tasty, healthy snacking and a commitment to supporting the local community wherever it operates, by creating employment and or improving lives.

Made from just peanuts and organic sea salt, their award winning 100 % natural low-salt G-NUTS Peanuts are a deliciously moreish protein and fibre rich snack with an unforgettable naturally creamy flavour. Available at www.g-nuts.co.uk/shop

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Great Taste 2018

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