Canon Garth, the guys who introduced us to Zambian peanuts, also introduced us to some brilliant peanut growers in Brazil.
We never intended to sail past the Tasman Sea - but once we had, we found a truly collaborative industry. Instead of just searching for the perfect peanut, we realised it was also important to know that those growing them could become a part of our story.
That’s where Nilton and his father, Natalino come in. A few decades ago, they started selling local peanuts around Sao Paulo - a bit of a novelty, considering Brazil’s main nut crops are cashews and of course, Brazil nuts. They proved that the climate was perfect and the peanuts even better.
In 2020 they realised they matched the criteria of BRCGS - a prestigious certification that proves they know their stuff. They look after their growers and processing staff, and their product now meets our scrutinous Really Good standard.
We began blending with these peanuts in March 2020.