You'd almost think it was the result of an ancient law, the fact that, every Christmas, almost every family in Britain buys a large bag of nuts from the supermarket or the fruit and veg stall and places them on the coffee table or the sideboard... and there they sit, unloved and uneaten due to their musty, stale taste, until someone decides to throw them out for the wild birds. And is it a coincidence that soon after they Christen the washing on the line? Probably not!
But it doesn't have to be like this! Abandon the stale and the mundane and treat you, your family and your Christmas guests to some really delicious Christmas nuts this year! And they make great presents for foodies, too!
Because whether you’re mad about macadamias, crazy for cashews, or passionate about peanuts, artisan nut lovers everywhere will be delighted to find a bag of deliciously moreish caramelised nuts from Cambrook in their stocking this Christmas, or in a bowl on the coffee table or sideboard. But don't expect them to stay there for long!
Because, using traditional artisan techniques in Cambrook’s Hampshire factory, each nut is coated in a beautiful fine golden glaze and has a distinctive crunchy texture with a hint of salt, making it the perfect gift for foodie friends or a gloriously luxurious snack when you’re feeling a little bit peckish. Whichever one you choose, each and every bag brings an explosion of honeyed, nutty goodness that is hard to resist.
Cambook caramelised nuts are the brainchild of Dormen’s founders Michael Brooks and Angus Cameron, who perfected the recipe in a shed at the bottom of Angus’s garden using a French copper roasting pan. “We borrowed artisan methods used on the Continent and set out to create our own distinctive brand of caramelised nuts, and it seems our recipe of a fine layer of sugar and honey with a pinch of salt has been a great success,” says Angus. “We are delighted to be able to say that we are now stocked in some of the best fine food retailers across the country.”
The new Cambrook caramelised nut range includes Cashews, Sesame Peanuts, Macadamias and Mixed Nuts, and costs from £1.79 RRP to £2.99 per 80g bag; available at delis, farm shops and speciality food stores, including Fortnum & Mason, Harvey Nichols and Wholefoods.
For further information, visit www.cambrookfoods.co.uk