About KP

KP has been making tasty products for over 150 years. The letters 'KP' stand for Kenyon Produce and we also used to manufacture sweets and popcorn. You will know us best for our delicious nut snacks.

We source our nuts from our growers in places like Asia and South America. KP is committed to selling only the best quality products, this is why we are the UK's favourite nut brand.

Why not take a trip through KP’s history using the timeline below....

KP began life in 1853 selling sugar, confectionary, jams and pickles. Not a sign of any roasted & salted nuts in those days.

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In the post-war period, a demand for novel food items saw production begin at the Rotherham factory, where we still produce our nuts today. The company became known as Kenyon Produce.

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Kenyon Produce, now known as KP, manufactured sweets, popcorn, peanut brittle, peanut butter and peanuts. First nut production was in 1952. These were Roasted Salted Hazelnuts as they were the only nuts freely available. The first bags of peanuts launched under the Hercules brand and sold for 1d.

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After years of success, in 1968 KP Nuts became part of United Biscuits manufacturing well known brands including McVitie's and Jaffa Cakes.

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KP ceased production of peanut butter & peanut brittle to concentrate on peanuts, which is what we are famous for.

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We launched our first Dry Roasted Peanuts and they became an instant hit, remaining a favourite today.

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KP launches the first Salt & Vinegar Flavour Peanuts, these nuts have since become extremely popular.

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KP becomes part of KP Snacks, owned by the Intersnack Group. KP continues to use its vast expertise to bring you the best quality nuts.

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