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Sun-Pat

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September 1953.
November 1953.
February 1954.

Sun-Pat is a brand of peanut butter in the United Kingdom. The brand is currently owned by Premier Foods after its 2002 acquisition of Nestlé's ambient food business. Sun-Pat is the UK's favourite brand of peanut butter, used for 300 million sandwiches and rounds of toast a year.

1890 Peanut butter was first invented by a St. Louis physician.

1930s American peanut butter was sold in the UK since the 1930s.

1960s Sun-Pat was launched, initially produced as a by-product of a nut-packing operation in Hadfield, Derbyshire.

In the early 1990's a range of cheese spreads were also produced under the Sun-Pat brand but were later discontinued.

2004 The nut-packing factory in Hadfield was closed and production has now moved to Histon in Cambridgeshire.


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Sources of Information

  • [1] Wikipedia
  • [2] Premier Foods