Our Story

Hi, I’m Mike.
I’m 28, allergic to peanuts, but tree nut butter obsessed. 🤤
Whilst at University in Australia in 2013, I had my first taste of nut butter. It was, without hyperbole, a total revelation. With an International Business degree behind me, and after lots of experimenting, questioning & travelling, I started Nutcessity after my role as a team leader with the voluntary charity Raleigh Tanzania, in August 2016.
Nutcessity exists to make delicious organic nut butters that contain no peanuts or gluten; no palm oil or added sugar. They taste great and make you feel great.
For over 3 years I made all my nut butter myself from my home kitchen, with the aid of various blenders. Because of such high demand, I started working with a specialist UK manufacturer in February 2020, who've made the products taste even better than before.
I now live in Frome, Somerset with my partner Lucie (of Bath Culture House) and enjoy shopping at my local store, The Garden Cafe.
Thanks for reading and I really hope you love our nut butter!
Mike Duckworth
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Read about a what I do in ‘a day of the lifehere…

Listen to my podcast interview by Deb from The Natural Healthcare Network here

See what Consomme Magazine names as their ‘Five Nut Butters to go Nutty for’ here

Read Medium’s article on ‘The Bare Nutcessity of Lifehere

Read my article on ‘Perspectivehere…

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Help me raise £3,510 in aid of FRANK Water here