Planters is a snack food company that was founded on the American dream, by an Italian immigrant with an idea to give customers a high-quality product for an affordable price. A self-proclaimed “peanut specialist,” Amedeo Obici began this company in partnership with Mario Peruzzi, with only six employees, two large roasters, and makeshift machinery. Using an innovative method of blanching whole roasted peanuts, the crew got to work, blanching and roasting their way to success. It wasn’t long before the small business became incorporated as Planters Nut and Chocolate Company, and in 1913, the firm moved to the “peanut capital of the world” in Suffolk, Virginia and built their first mass-production plant. After a few mergers here and there, Planters peanuts found its home with the Kraft Heinz Company.
Although nuts are their specialty, and the famous Mr. Peanut is their mascot, this longstanding American brand produced other snacks of equal popularity, including Planters cheese balls and trail mix. Fortunately, the classic one of a kind Cheez Balls snacks in the canister you remember are back by popular demand, and ready to rekindle the cheese-covered obsession you had as a kid! For the nut-lover, and health-conscious consumer, Candy Warehouse has in stock savory and crunchy Salted Dry Roasted Peanuts, Extra Large Virginia Peanuts, Smoked Almonds, Cocoa Roasted Almonds, Salted Cashews, as well as heart-healthy NUT-rition mixes with peanuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans, walnuts, and hazelnuts. When you need a snack that will satisfy everyone in your household, these nutty favorites are sure to please even the pickiest peanut person!