This is nuts!

Posted in Rated or Slated by Matt Ward on Thu 26 May '11


Literally. When I was contacted by the terrific organic health food company Meridian I merely thought it was a newsletter, as our family are big fans of their lovely range of products!

But no, good egg Matt Exley contacted MST to talk to me about their range of ‘nut based’ spreads and bars and how they could be a perfect nutritional aid to off road runners…


Matt states, “Many runners use peanut butter as a reliable snack food due to its nutrient density. But we have much more than peanuts to offer in our range and snack bars too. Perfect to fuel up before or after your next muddy adventure.”

With the protein content in these goodies too they are excellent for recovery after a long day on that hill or trail.

Meridian Foods was founded nearly thirty years ago, originally as a retailer, then a manufacturer, to provide wholesome tasty foods. This principle is as true today as it was when founder Andrew Jedwell produced the first jar of peanut butter. In addition to the products pictured below, Meridian also produce Natural Brazil Nut Butter and Natural Hazelnut Butter.


On top of the nut based stuff Meridian also produce a huge range of jams, wholefoods and sauces with gluten free, wheat free, diary free and meat free recipes. Check out the Meridian retailer search for your local outlet.

Suffice to say that since the delivery of these jars and bars on Wednesday I have set about making my way through them with a gusto, and with their ethical approach to business, their independence and approaches to the food that we eat, the Meridian brand should go from strength to strength.

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  1. Rene Borg May 27, 12:45 PM

    Just having some of that almond spread as I write this. Lovely product.

  2. Nick Jenkins Jun 7, 06:23 PM

    I’m a big fan. We use the almond butter in our favourite breakfast recepie… 2 ripe bananas 1 egg and 1 table spoon of the butter. Blend it all up so it resembles a batter, then put a pan on a low heat for a few minutes, melt a big wodge of butter in it and let it sizzle a second and then make small pancakes with the mixture, about 1 tablespoon per pancake (I can usually fit 4 in a crepe pan) let them cook a minute then carefully turn over as the top will still be runny.

    Once cooked put on plate and if your feeling brave a little creme fraiche goes real well with them. Yum Yum.

    Perfect recovery food and not a cereal grain or refined sugar product in site!

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