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About Patons Macadamia

Yes, we are nuts about nuts!

Since being founded in 1975 we have been sharing our love for the great Australian macadamia nut and other nuts with the rest of the world. From humble beginnings on a small farm in New South Wales we have steadily grown to now offering the largest range of chocolate covered macadamia confectionery and flavoured nuts in the world.

Inspired by the culture and the flavours of Australia we continue to create and share ever more exciting and authentic products with the rest of the world.

Continuing the Australian tradition

Patons Macadamia continued the tradition of travel gifting with its chocolate covered macadamia nut confectionary.

As an Australian owned company we source quality Australian produce and proudly make our products locally in Melbourne, Victoria.

A focus on flavour and taste

In 2015 Patons acquired The Gourmet Nut Company and have become the nut coating specialists in:

  • Chocolate coated confectionery
  • Industrial gourmet nut ingredients
  • Bulk nut snacks

Along with The Gourmet Nut Company expertise, Patons have new capabilities of fusing together great local produce with Australian food trends to create exciting new flavours and products of the highest quality.

History

1975

Craig Paton Snr founds
Patons Macadamia Plantations Pty Ltd

1985

Move from Mt Waverly to its current location in
Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia

1992

Acquire first chocolate production line and
exports its first container (Japan)

1998 - 2002

Winner of several awards for the product development,
export achievement and packaging innovations

2002

Expands manufacturing and warehousing facilities

2010

The Dymocks Group acquires the Patons business

2012

Acquire the Suncoast Gold retail brand as an addition
to the sweet confectionery macadamia range

2015

Acquire The Gourmet Nut Company business to expand the nut range and to improve the offer to industrial customers

2016

The Gourmet Nut Company moves facilities to the
Knoxfield site