Nuts princely for some


Archie Moroni with a thank you letter from Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au   d450692
Archie Moroni with a thank you letter from Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Picture: David Baylis        www.communitypix.com.au d450692

The Herne Hill businessman received a welcome surprise last month after a thank you letter arrived in the mail from Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

“The letter was addressed to my partner Marie Mapp and me personally,” he said.

“It thanked us for a show bag given to them at the Albany show last year.

“It said: ‘We really appreciate your gift and hope your business will be very successful’.

“I was absolutely shocked at the effort they’d taken to personally thank us.”

Mr Moroni said the Royals walked past the Morish Nuts stall when they were touring WA in November.

“Our staff member who runs the country shows recognised it was Prince Charles and Camilla. So she offered our premium show bag and the Duchess’s minder accepted it on their behalf.”

Mr Moroni said the premium show bag was Morish’s bestseller and included a range of caramel-coated nuts, peanut brittle and packets of roasted and salted nuts with pretzels.

“I believe it was his birthday that day too,” Mr Moroni said.

“He didn’t need to thank us, it was a present.”

Morish Nuts was founded by Mr Moroni and Ms Mapp in 1994.

Since then, the confectionery company has expanded around WA, including the Fremantle Markets, Watertown in West Perth and its headquarters in Herne Hill.

It also exports to South Australia and Queensland.

Mr Moroni joked he may even consider changing the Morish slogan from ‘just one more’ to ‘fit for a prince’.

He said he intended to have the letter framed.