Our vision

Passionate about nuts, we want our activities to have a positive impact on the nuts industry and drive the implementation of ethical and environmentally-friendly practices so that our delicious nuts products can be enjoyed forever.

Why do we need to act?

Almond flower in bloom

Climate change and the intensification of agricultural activities are real topics for nuts production, and consumers are increasingly aware of it :

  • Most of the nuts grow best in areas with a Mediterranean climate, where water is becoming a scarce resource
  • The last reports about the loss of biodiversity are alarming; bees and pollinators (among other species) are essential for almonds to grow and are in a critical situation
  • Among other challenges, some orchards are at risk of more unpredictable weather events, which can deter the new generation of nut growers from joining the industry

That is why we collaborate with our peers, suppliers, customers and experts to implement clear and impactful actions defined per origin and type of ingredient.

Join us on our sustainability journey

Our commitment

With Nature to Nuts, we aim to secure the future of nuts by addressing the key topics in the nut industry. Therefore we defined three objectives focused on nuts to commit to by 2025:

  1. 100% of our nuts will come from producers safeguarding water 
  2. 100% of our nuts will come from orchards where biodiversity is fostered
  3. Preserve nuts craft i.e. local farmers will remain our main partners

And as part of Barry Callebaut, La Morella Nuts commit by 2025 to:

  • Eradicate child labor from our supply chain
  • Be carbon-positive 
  • 100% of our ingredients will be verified sustainable

More information on Forever Chocolate commitments here

Learn more about our actions here

Our current projects

While initial assessments are being completed, some projects have started:

1) Foster biodiversity:

  • Partnership signed with Bee Friendly, a European label that aims to identify and promote pollinator-friendly products and production systems. We now have the first Bee Friendly almonds ever (!) in 2020 and progressively scale the volumes up.
  • Verification of practices of nuts producers with the Farm Sustainable Assessment (FSA), a tool developed by the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative. We expect the first verified volumes in 2020.

2) Safeguard water and preserve nuts craft:

  • Improvement of irrigation practices, a joint work with a Spanish cooperative and local engineers: we will train a group of farmers and follow their irrigation practices to progressively increase their yield per quantity of water applied.
      
Hazelnut tree
Hazelnut tree
Hazelnut tree

La Morella Nuts organic product range

Organic chopped hazelnut sablage

Chopped Spanish organic hazelnuts with a thin, crispy layer of caramelized sugar. Just-in-time cracking and medium roasting bring out a fresh nut taste, with light toasted flavors and a warm golden brown color. Deliciously sweet & crunchy!

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Organic blanched almond crocant

Crunchy mix of small Spanish organic almond pieces and organic caramelized sugar for the perfect balance of sweet and crunchy. Medium roasting brings out a delicately toasted, fresh almond taste. In some markets crocants are better known as ‘brésilienne’, 'pralin' or "praliné pieces". For this product we only use premium quality Spanish organic almonds.

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Organic blanched almond sablage

Chopped blanched organic almonds with a thin, crispy layer of organic caramelized sugar. Stripped off their skin and medium roasted, freshly-cracked Spanish organic almonds disclose a mild, fresh almond taste and subtle roasted flavors. Deliciously sweet & crunchy!

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Organic hazelnut crocant 50/50

Crunchy mix of small Spanish organic hazelnut pieces and organic caramelized sugar for the perfect balance of sweet and crunchy. Medium roasting brings out a delicately toasted, fresh hazelnut taste. In some markets, crocants are better known as ‘bresilienne’, 'pralin' or "praliné pieces". For this product, we only use premium quality Spanish organic hazelnuts.

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Get in Touch

Your Nearest Sales Representatives

Ruzanna Takhman
  • Food & Beverage manufacturers
1-312-496-7303

Your Nearest Office

Barry Callebaut USA LLC
903 Industrial Highway
Eddystone, 19022
United States

+1 610 872 4528