Q *In a Cilla Black Voice* What’s your name and where do you come from?
A Hi! I’m Marcus and I’m from Laaandan!
Q What’s your product?
A Nutshot Peanut Butter – Made from 100% Peanuts. No Additives, No Artificial ANYTHING!
Q How long have you been doing this?
A I hatched a plan about a year ago.
Q What made you decide to go pro?
A I had a feeling I could create something better than the leading brand. Research suggested Peanut Butter is in significant growth and that there is increasing demand for healthier alternatives, especially products steering away from the ‘orrible palm oil! There’s no excuse for additives – it’s lazy and unnecessary.
Q Tell us an interesting fact about your brand
A We launched on Kickstarter with over 370 backers and then won a Great Taste Award in 2013.
Q Tell us an interesting fact about you
A I am half human, half Auton – I once sealed Dr Who inside the Pandorica.
Q Aside from incarcerating Dr Who, what’s been your biggest challenge to date?
A Finding a factory that would work with a start up and then working with them to get the taste and texture right. This might sound silly given that we only use one ingredient but a lot of science goes in to the roasting and blending of our Peanut Butter.
Q What brands inspire you?
A Alibi Drinks for their growth, Vita Coco for their marketing and Joe & Seph’s Popcorn for their quality.
Q Why should you win Britain’s Next #TopSupplier?
A We’re geared up to go. We’re offering a healthier, affordable alternative to the regular brands without compromising on quality or taste – in fact we’ve improved it.
Q Give us a top tip/recipe suggestion for how to use your product:
A Lets go crazy! Wholegrain Toast with Nutshot Chunky Peanut Butter, Raspberry Jam and Jalapeños (add a little fresh chilli if you’re so inclined).
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Naomi Bullivant, PR and Social Media Executive