Planters and Mr. Peanut: A Tasty History

Categories: Grocery Guide

Photo courtesy of April Rueber
The ever dapper Mr. Peanut

No offense to Mounds and Almond Joy, but I've never been able to relate to their slogan:

"Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don't."

Because, um, I always feel like a nut (and you can take that in the figurative sense as well). I may not always want nuts in my chocolate bar or cookie, but I'm never not in the mood for salty legumes. And if you ever witness me turn down an offer of nuts, it's only because I know in that particular instance I will NOT be able to restrain myself from eating the entire jar.

I don't feel too guilty, however, about bingeing on nuts because of the ever-increasing evidence of their health benefits.

And readers of this blog also know that I have a penchant for food history, and highly enjoy what I like to call "culinary re-enactments."

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