Peanuts – Caramelised With Sesame Seeds
Cambrook Foods was founded in 2012 by Angus Cameron and Michael Brooks. Having worked in the nut business for over 25 years we decided to start a business producing nuts just the way we like them. The best grades of nuts are a given, so it is all about the way we take a raw nut and make it into something special.
This was particularly tricky in the case of our caramelised nuts. Our research took us to Europe where we discovered both Italian and Spanish artisan businesses doing exactly this. Unfortunately they were not willing to divulge their secrets and so we returned home confident that it could be done but uncertain as to how. A little roasting pan bought in France was the key. We set about the task and after a few months of trials and tribulations we came up with our own unique way of caramelising nuts. The nuts, honey and sugar are carefully heated and gently tumbled in traditional continental roasting pans. It takes the best ingredients, skill and timing to create the perfect caramelised nut: golden, subtly sweet, crunchy and totally irresistible.
For our savoury range we bake (not fry) the nuts, either for salting or for seasoning with our original recipes of spices, herbs and flavours. We have refined the process over the years to bake consistently to a roast level where we bring out the best flavour in each variety of nut.
We produce everything in our BRC accredited (AA Grade) factory in Andover, Hampshire. We are a small team with dedicated and skilled people, some of whom have been with us since we started and all of whom take great pride in the job.
As a result of all this we have a unique range of nuts which we think makes us the best specialist nut manufacturer there is and the reason why top hotels, bars, restaurants as well as independent retailers in the UK and beyond come to us for their nuts.