Manufacturing Capabilities

We draw upon years of expertise to produce the most delicious coated nuts, seeds, fruits and grains of all types and sizes. We take great pride in the attention we give to every phase of production which ensures the top quality and value of our products.

Raw Ingredients

Patons offers products that can deliver some distinctive benefits for food ingredient customers. We can flavour coat varying particulates ranging from whole nuts to tiny seeds and partial nuts. We are always receptive to trialling anything new.

  • Nuts
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamias
  • Peanuts
  • Pecans
  • Pistachios
  • Partial Nuts
  • Wholes
  • Halfs
  • Slivers
  • Diced
  • Bits
  • Other
  • Seeds
  • Coffee Beans
  • Grains
  • Dried Fruit

Chocolate Coating

Our artisan methods of coating nuts, fruits and confectionery are done by using the highest quality of chocolate.  

Hand toffee coating

This step by step process consists of hand dipping roasted nuts in hot toffee, before coating them in icing sugar to cool off. The result is a crunchy, buttery sweet treat, which can be processed further with chocolate or used as a delicious ingredient.

Panning

The art of chocolate panning involves the creation of a layer of chocolate surrounding the centre, which is then dusted or polished to a high gloss finish. This is created, by slowly pouring chocolate over the centres in a tumbling coating pan. 

Enrobing

We also offer enrobing, through a chocolate waterfall of milk or dark chocolate. A second layer of premium chocolate is applied evenly after the panning process and a decorative swirl brings the finishing touches to our nut confectionery, before it is packed into trays or flow wraps.

Flavour Coating

With our unique flavouring capabilities we can tailor our product development to help you create inspirational food ingredients.

Our nuts are batch-roasted and then flavoured in rotary drums by either caramelising or coating with high grade macadamia oil. Our expert roasters season the base with bespoke flavours to create unique on-trend flavour sensations.

Flavour Development

Our sensational globally-inspired flavours can be the ingredient that sets our product apart from the everyday. We can create a bespoke premium value-added point of difference with Patons innovative products.

  • Flavour Ideas
  • Honey
  • Manuka Honey
  • Thai Sweet Chilli
  • Moroccan
  • Canadian Maple
  • Smokey BBQ
  • Mexican Salsa
  • Sriracha Hot Chilli
  • French Vanilla
  • English Toffee
  • Salted Caramel
  • Apple & Cinnamon
  • Tiramisu
  • Jaffa
  • Cajun
  • Sour Cream & Onion
  • Herb & Garlic
  • Chipotle
  • Curry
  • Choc Coconut
  • Salted Chocolate
  • Chai
  • Wattleseed
  • Lemon Myrtle
  • Tzatziki
  • Seaweed
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Rosemary
  • Latte
  • Chocolate & Orange
  • Ginger
  • Kakadu Plum
  • Smokey

Roasting

Coated & roasted nuts are ideal for applications in ice cream, confectionery, baking, cereal and chocolate manufacturing. We offer two roasting processes in our facilities – dry roasting and caramelised roasting.

By carefully dry roasting our premium whole nuts, we bring out the delicate bouquet of flavours that sets our product apart.

Our caramelised roasting process is capable of flavour roasting sliced, diced and nut pieces. This unique roasting process roasts the nuts until the onset of flavour development. The coating on the nuts provides a crunchy, roasted texture. The coating ensures a free-flowing product that can be mechanically dosed and is durable throughout shelf life as a component in your final product.