Today's Supplier Spotlight is dedicated to Meridian Foods. They are nuts about healthy snacks, and have a great ethos, meaning they are free from palm oil and trans fat. From bars, to spreads, to syrups, Meridian have a whole lot to offer and we're delighted to be sharing their story with you.
Who are Meridian Foods?
We are a privately-owned UK business that makes all of our delicious food on these shores. We have our own factory in North Wales, employing nearly 100 people, and can proudly say we’re the UK’s leading producer of nut butters, which don’t use palm oil, supporting the environment and our primate friends. We’ve been steadily growing for the past 30 years, indeed, last year we doubled our staff. We are passionate and committed to sourcing the finest ingredients for our delicious nut butters, home-baking and free-from range that consumers across the UK can enjoy.
What makes you unique?
More nuts! The Peanut Bar is crammed with 55% peanuts and the Almond Bar is packed with 55% almonds. This means that each bar contains 8 and 7g of protein respectively, which is significantly more than mainstream cereal and nut bars. And, because we cram more nuts in each bar, they provide a great source of protein, from a real food source. We do not add processed protein, such as whey protein, which is found in most protein and recovery bars.
Share the story of how your brand came into being
Russell, Neil and James are three friends who are committed to producing foods that make you feel great because they are delicious. With Russell’s science background and James’ extensive technical knowledge of food and drink production, they joined forces with Neil whose clear planning and love of all things numbers has helped get Meridian to where it is today.
What's your favourite way to stay healthy?
We believe that staying healthy should be fun and not a chore! Whether it’s a 20 mile cycle or a Salsa class, enjoying the exercise that you do along with a balanced diet is the key to living forever (only joking)! We have some great, simple recipes on our website that can help inspire you along the way