Andrew was exposed to the concept of activated nuts from America and Australia, where the health food market has generally been more progressive than in Ireland. His girlfriend, Holly, had also lived in LA - the home of healthy living and on her return, she was activating nuts in small batches in the kitchen. Seeing this, Andrew was blown away by the fact that they didn't just do good but tasted great too. They were tastier, crunchier and far easier to digest than conventional nuts and because the process was natural, they were bursting with nutrients too. Seeing an opportunity and gap in the market for a natural, healthy and tasty snacking product he decided to bring the idea to the mass market, and Nutmost was born.