Dewsbury couple’s peanut butter set to conquer Belgium

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Peanut butter is normally associated with the sunshine states of America, but now a West Yorkshire couple have started making their own in the unlikely setting of Dewsbury.

Stuart and Kathryn Franklin both developed a love of peanut butter when they were living in New Zealand.

The couple, who sold Proper Crisps at the end of 2011, returned back to the UK in 2012 with plans to create another new business.

Stuart said: “While out in New Zealand we developed a taste for their peanut butter. Soon we found that we were using peanut butter, not just spread on toast for breakfast, but in other meals and recipes.”

But on their return to Yorkshire they missed the peanut butter and started to make their own in their kitchen.

And it wasn’t long before they moved from their kitchen table to a small factory in Dewsbury and Proper Nutty was born.

Their very own Yorkshire peanut butter is about to conquer the continent with a tasty export deal with Belgium.

Date: 13th December 2017.
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