Archive: Jul 2015

  • Peanut Hottie – Product Recall


    Date: Friday 31st July 

    Product affected: Peanut Hottie Peanut Butter Flavour Hot Drink

    Batch number affected: B: 157384 and Expiry Date: 16/10/16

    Retailers affected: Morrisons and Tesco only

    A small batch of ‘Peanut Hottie’ Peanut Butter Flavour Hot Drink is being recalled because of a packaging error. Products labelled Peanut Butter Flavour Hot Drink actually contain Peanut Butter and Chocolate Flavour Hot Drink which contains soya – this is not included on the label. The product is therefore a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to soya.

    The recall only affects approximately 1,000 bottles of Peanut Hottie being sold in Tesco or Morrisons. It is believed that only a very small number of which have made their way on to supermarket shelves as most have been stopped at store depots.

    Lisa Gawthorne, Managing Director of Bravura Foods, the makers of Peanut Hottie, said: “We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience caused to customers who may have purchased product from the batch affected by incorrect labelling. The label does say that the product may contain traces of soya which we are hoping would have deterred anyone with a soya allergy from buying.

    “We are working with the Food Standards Agency to minimise impact and let allergy sufferers know about the error.

    “We believe that as few as 30 bottles of the affected product have made their way on to supermarket shelves. We’re currently working with Morrisons and Tesco to recall all products under the affected batch number.”

    If you have bought the affected product it can be returned to the store from where it was bought for a full refund. 

    Allergy UK, the leading national charity dedicated to supporting the estimated 21 million allergy sufferers in the UK, issued an allergy alert after being approached by Bravura Foods.

    In its statement, the charity thanked Bravura Foods for their ‘prompt and responsible attitude to this allergy alert and for covering all our mailing costs’.

    Anyone with concerns can contact Allergy UK via its Helpline; 01322 619898.


    For media enquiries or more information please contact the Peanut Hottie team at Smoking Gun PR on or call 0161 839 1986.

  • Fun Facts For You Peanut Butter Nutters!

    Whether you’re Team Crunchy (Woo!) or Team Smooth (Boo!), you know how good peanut butter is and how well it goes with pretty much anything. We’ve been going through quite a lot of recipe blog posts recently, so how about something different?
    Below are some lesser known facts about peanut butter that’ll have you dominating any peanut butter categories at your local pub quiz!

    It doesn’t just taste good, it is good for you

    Just like how the sugar in oranges aren’t the same as in candy floss, the fat in peanut butter isn’t the bad fat you should be avoiding. In fact, a lot of diets allow peanut butter – just ask Holly McCord who wrote The Peanut Butter Diet: The Amazing Plan That Lets You Lost Weight, Lower Your Cholesterol, Slash Your Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes. Peanuts are even one of the best sources of magnesium, so put that in your diet and eat it!

    It’s so versatile!

    Hungry for some breakfast? (Remember people, it’s the most important meal of the day!) Then thwack some peanut butter onto toast. Is your belly letting you know it’s dinner time? Get some crispy-roasted Indonesian peanut wings cooking! Are you having the eternal “Should I have/skip dessert?!” debate? Well, if we said you could have peanut butter ice cream with concord grape coulis, that might help you decide.

    Smooth vs Crunchy

    Studies show that women and children like smooth peanut butter the most, whereas men like crunchy peanut butter the most. Remember to let us know what team you’re on over on out Twitter and Facebook pages!
    The Fear and Loathing of Peanut Butter

    Arachibutyrophobia – no, we didn’t just lean on our laptop by accident. Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth. That just sounds like saving a snack for later to us!

    Peanut Butter > Barack Obama?

    Presidents get a day, Easter gets a week but peanut butter gets a whole month! November is when you should be flaunting your love for all things peanut buttery. If that isn’t proof that peanut butter is the best thing since sliced bread, it’s definitely proof it’s the best thing spread on it!
    Make sure to tell us about any more peanut butter facts you might know over on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages! But beware, the Instagram feed will make you very, very hungry.

A delectably delicious, instantly indulgent peanut butter flavour hot drink.

An indulgence that simply cannot be missed...

A delectably delicious, instantly indulgent peanut butter flavour hot drink.

An indulgence that simply cannot be missed...