Virgin Nuts. The past, the present, the future...
Pecans, crunchy and icy
Ice cream can be topped or filled with many ingredients (fruit, sauces, chocolate, etc.), but of course we prefer ice cream with caramelised nuts. Especially these sunny days, we crave a single portion of ice cream with caramel and #absolutelydelicious caramelised pecans… #yummie!
Of course, not only pecan nuts are suitable for #icecream. Thanks to our artisanal caramelisation process all types of (diced) nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, cashews, walnuts, etc.) get an essential barrier to lock in the flavour of the nuts and to preserve their crunchiness.Read More
Virgin Nuts is well-known for #absolutelydelicious #honey coated nuts, seeds and cereals. As we all know, honey is a sweet, syrup-like food substance that bees produce from the nectar of flowering plants. For several years now, bees and other pollinators are increasingly under threat from human activities.
Pollination is, however, a fundamental process for the survival of our ecosystems. To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the United Nations designated 20 May as #WorldBeeDay.Read More
Watch out: safe nuts coming through
Virgin Nuts means #highquality and #100%natural and of course our nut coating factories and warehouses need to be #100%safe. That’s why our complete staff recently passed the quinquennial forklift truck exam.
We produce all absolutelydelicious products fresh on order. Nuts, seeds and cereals come in and sweet coated and dry roasted ones go out. With forklift trucks we carry them to the place to be. Needless to say that this internal transport needs to be carried out safely, in the various departments of our factories and warehouses...Read More
Trees for All | Compensating our CO2-emissions
While selling and producing our #absolutelydelicious sweet coated and dry roasted nuts, seeds and cereals, unavoidably CO2 is emitted.
To fulfil our mission to contribute to a green and healthier earth, we reduce our CO2-emissions to the max. By supporting Trees for All sustainable forestry projects, we aim to offset for the rest.
As a CO2-sponsor we’re proud to participate in planting a new forest in Uganda. Thanks to reforesting, the habitat of the animals is extended, the primeval forest is protected and a positive contribution is made to the climate.Read More
Apple Pie is King
On the 27th of April it’s King’s Day in The Netherlands. Usually the biggest and best national event of the year with huge celebrations in orange coloured streets, music festivals, bulging bars and terraces… Well, this year was different, because this year we were bound to celebrate King’s Day in our homes.
Of course we’ve made it as cozy – typically Dutch ‘gezellig’ – as possible on this sunny day. One great delicacy we've enjoyed is an #absolutelydelicious apple pie snack mix, based on typical Dutch apple pie. Long live the King!
#stayathome #stayhomestaysafe #physicaldistancing #thinkinginsolutions #highquality #uniqueproducts #serviceonly #100%natural
Crispy breakfast next level
Honey coated hazelnuts, caramelised diced almonds or maple pumpkin seeds. Examples of ingredients to bring your granola, muesli or cruesli to the next level. Our caramelised nuts, seeds and grains are #100%natural and the key differentiator for your breakfast cereals and (salad) toppings.
Virgin Nuts is the producer of (ingredients in) many well-known breakfast cereals. Our caramelised nuts, seeds and cereals not only add an #absolutelydelicious flavour, but also an irresistible crunch to distinguish your granola, muesli or cruesli from swampy equivalents.Read More
Almonds vs cookies
At Virgin Nuts we’re always developing new flavour combinations. Our recent product innovation just screams to be shown to the world. Where the combination nuts in cookies is quite common, we turned the world upside-down and created… nuts in cookies! You may think it’s the same, but it’s surprisingly different and #absolutelydelicious, if we may say so.Read More
It's probably the strangest Easter ever, without long time family traditions. In the past few weeks numerous creative solutions have emerged to still spend valuable time with friends and family.
Thanks to apps like FaceTime, WhatsApp group video call, Zoom, etc., we can still meet, eat and play games together with our loved ones, without compromising the #physicaldistancing measure.
Synchronize your brunch tables and contact the ones you want to spend Easter with. Eat, chat and enjoy!
We wish you all Happy Easter.
Virgin Nuts core values, 5 important promises to you
Besides living up to the highest quality, food safety, CSR, human rights and fair business standards and supporting charities, we make the best coated nuts in the world and more... And we cannot do this without our committed staff and loyal customers. Together we’ve defined 5 core values that emphasize who we are and what we do, hence our main promises to you: #thinkinginsolutions #highquality #uniqueproducts #serviceonly #100%natural... thus100%!
To remind ourselves every day, our core values are distributed on the walls of both our main as well as our #peanutfree factory.
Entering the factories, our slogan above the entrances shows that we’re stepping into the world where we make the best coated nuts and more...Read More
Spring holidays 2020
During the upcoming holidays, our factories will be closed on:
- 10 April: Good Friday
- 13 April: Easter Monday
- 27 April: King's Day
- 5 May: Liberation Day
- 21 May: Ascension Day (22 May: Factories closed)
- 1 June: White Monday
Contact us for more information about our production scheduling during the upcoming spring holidays. We wish you happy days!
Tulips for Food
In times of crisis, beautiful initiatives emerge that show solidarity, strength and entrepreneurship. While we, as a producer in the food industry, are in full business, many other businesses are currently struggling, for instance the flower industry.
By supporting the initiative Tulpen voor Voedsel (Tulips for Food) we firstly want to thank our employees for all their hard work and commitment. Thank you so much guys and girls!
Furthermore we want to thank all supermarket employees who make sure that everyone can keep on buying toilet paper and enjoying our products. And last, but definitely not least, we want to thank the employees of all care centers for taking such good care of the most vulnerable during this corona crisis. Thank you all!
Tulpenvoorvoedsel.nl is an initiative of Michiel van t Hek and Wilma Mesman (assisted by Tulpen Promotie Nederland, Van Der Slot Transport en ID Unlimited bv), that encourages the flourishing food industry/retail to support the growers by buying their fields full of (otherwise unsold) flowers for their employees.
Caramelised pecans @ Cherry garden wedding
Kirsten Molkenboer, chocolate maker/pastry chef at Puur Tamminga in Veenendaal (NL), achieved an honorable 4th place in the national competition for “De Gouden IJscreatie” ("The Golden Ice Cream Creation"). Caramelised pecans from Virgin Nuts were part of her creation "Wedding in the cherry garden".Read More
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Virgin Nuts introduced necessary measures to prevent COVID-19 from affecting our organisation. Business continues as usual, but of course we extended our strict hygiene procedures. Staff is divided over 2 buildings and everyone is instructed to keep as much distance to each other as possible. All (un)loading activities are performed with the utmost care to protect all people involved. Another measure is that we actively keep out visitors. We're in this together and we hope that all measures taken will pay off soon. Keep safe!
More information? Do not hesitate to Contact us.
12th BRCGS Food Safety certificate!
Yesss! For the 12th year in a row, we passed our annual BRCGS Food Safety audit with glance and again the highest AA-level is achieved. More good news: our second facility (which is peanut free, especially for the food industry) will be included in the new certificate (April 2020). All of our unique and delicious sweet coated diced nuts and seeds optionally can be produced peanut free as well (and that’s rather unique too)… #peanutfree naturally!Read More
Crispy chocolate ingredients
Chocolate is #absolutelydelicious… PERIOD(.) Imagine that extra dimension if chocolate is enriched by caramelised nuts, seeds or puffed grains… #WOW.
Virgin Nuts is specialised in caramelising chocolate ingredients in many, only natural, flavours. Besides that the nuts and (puffed) cereals remain crunchy, it prevents fat bloom and that makes every #chocolateproducer and #chocolatelover very happy.
New Dry roasted product line is growing
Until recently, Virgin Nuts was solely known for its extensive and unique range of natural flavoured caramelised nuts. In the spring of 2019 we added a new product range which was introduced at the PLMA in Amsterdam. Our customers are increasingly recognizing and appreciating these Dry roasted and deliciously spiced snacks. This month we signed a major contract with one of the largest Northern European wholesalers in the nut sector.Read More
Virgin Nuts @ ISM (Cologne)
On February 4, 2020 Virgin Nuts visited ISM 2020 in Cologne (Germany).
ISM - world's largest and most important confectionery trade fair - is an annual event in Cologne, Germany (Koelnmesse).
The upcoming ISM is from 31 January to 3 February 2021.