About Us

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HELLO, WE’RE CRACKING NUTS…

Welcome, from Jon & Jax. We are passionate about nuts, quality natural ingredients and North Devon and we combine all three elements to deliver a taste sensation you will love. We look forward to introducing you to the Cracking Nuts experience.

This is our story

We are a small family business based in Ilfracombe, North Devon, creating deliciously moreish treats for anyone who, like us, loves nuts. Our nuts are hand roasted in small batches using only the finest nuts and 100% natural ingredients to create original flavour combinations.

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How it all began

Our Cracking Nuts adventure started in spring 2014, after it struck us just how moreish and tasty the humble nut can be. We came across a 200-year old German recipe, played around with it a little, and came up with a range of sweet and savoury roasted nuts all with our own, unique, modern twist – sweet cinnamon, vanilla, sea-salt, chilli and lime to name a few.

In our first summer, we secured a pitch on Marine Drive above Woolacombe Beach. From our little trailer, we served up freshly roasted hot nuts with coffee and ice creams to hungry surfers, whilst enjoying the sea breeze and breath-taking views.

The positive reaction was overwhelming and convinced us to quit our jobs and ‘go nuts!’ full time.

We still return to Marine Drive whenever we can – serving nuts, hot from the roaster at the beach where it all began. In more usual times (pre-Covid19), you can also find us roasting at many other food and music festivals around the south west including the Greenpeace Farmers’ Market at Glastonbury Festival.

The buzz and excitement for Cracking Nuts has kept on growing and in November 2017 we launched our dedicated new nut roasting facility in the heart of Ilfracombe, with views over the picturesque harbour.

Our nuts promise to deliver a flavourful treat to suit any time of the day: try mixing with fruit and yogurt at breakfast, as a protein-rich snack boost mid-morning or post-workout, to sustain you on a long coastal walk or simply to enjoy with a cheeky drink at the weekend.

Take a look at our unique products and ‘go nuts’ with Cracking Nuts.

Our credentials

At Cracking Nuts we care about our impact on the environment and try to tread lightly. We source natural ingredients locally wherever possible and all our eco packaging is recyclable and plastic free. Our glass storage jars are re-usable and we can even send you refills.

  • Plastic Free
  • Eco Packaging
  • Recyclable and home compostable
  • Locally-grown and organic ingredients, where possible
  • South-West Producer
  • Family Business
  • Devon
  • Artisan Roasters
  • Gourmet Nut Rosters
  • Perfect with drink / Gin, Beer, Wine
  • Bar Snacks
  • Award-Winning
  • Festival Snacks / Glastonbury / River Cottage
  • No additives
  • Gluten-Free
  • Vegan
  • Tasty
  • Crunchy
  • Freshly Roasted
  • Perfect Accompaniment to a drink / Beer / Gin / Rum
  • Moreish
  • Devon
  • We roast our nuts overlooking the sea to Wales
  • Fresher the better
  • Great Taste Award Winners
  • British Street Food Award Winners
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