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“Salt Lake City's Nuttiest Business”
By Tom Wharton – Salt Lake Tribune writer
This is the time of year when a Salt Lake company that has been in business since 1966 goes nuts. Though open throughout the year, Western Nut...
“Western Success in a Nutshell”
By Roger Pusey – Deseret News business writer
Anybody opening a container of mixed nuts from Western Nut Company, at 434 South 300 West, [in Salt Lake City] probably doesn’t have a clue that company owners literally go the ends of the earth...
"Roasting Business Goes Nuts During Christmas Season"
By Joe Rolando – Tribune Staff Writer
Western Nut Co.’s business picks up so much during the Christmas season President Jerry M. “Michael” Place often feels like he is running two companies.
In April 1966, Wellington McDonald and Helen Bean founded the Western Nut Company. Their hallmark of success - acquiring the highest quality of raw nuts in the industry then roasting them to perfection - has continued to this very day.

Jerry M. Place, David Gillette and Francis Bay acquired Western Nut Company in 1983 and are proud to be nearing 50 years of business in downtown Salt Lake City. The owners of Western Nut will always buy only the finest ingredients, roasting the old-fashioned way – one batch at a time.

Western Nut has continued to grow and reach out to more customers by placing Holiday Gift Centers in regional malls and smaller fixtures in local grocery stores during the Holiday Season. Mail order has always been a long-standing tradition for many of our customers. This website is the latest addition to aide our customers in enjoying our great products.

After many years of selling nuts to Paul’s Candy Company and knowing the great reputation of Paul’s World Famous Brittles, in 2004 Western Nut Company acquired Paul’s Candy Company and brought both companies together under one roof. Now we know we have the greatest salty and sweet flavors for even the most discriminating customers!

We pride ourselves in our freshness and taste that is unsurpassed. The fact that the healthy benefits of nuts go along with this savory and satiating experience makes your choice to join us that much better!

This all makes for a delicious experience without compare. We invite you to share in this experience.
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