Bertie County Peanuts

Roadside Stand
One of the best

We went to Bertie County to eat great barbecue – which we did – but while there, we also came across some beautiful peanuts. North of Windsor on Route 1 is a decades-old farm supply and feed store that has also been processing peanuts since 1915. Several decades back, “Papa Jack” Powell started roasting them for visitors to the warehouse; and around the turn of the 21st century his family started selling them. Bertie County peanuts are the best.

The specialty is “blister-fried nuts,” which are boiled, then immersed in hot oil while still wet so they develop a wicked crunch. We know of few better munchies, with or without cocktails! From these big, plump jumbos, are made chocolate-covered peanuts, which are unspeakably delicious, as well as butterscotch peanuts and peanut brittle. Also available are burlap bags full of roasted-in-the shell peanuts and shelled redskins.

While we’d never discourage anyone from traveling to northeastern North Carolina – for the food, the fishing, the natural beauty – you needn’t do so to get your hands on these superior nuts. Bertie County Peanuts is all set up to mail-order everything they make (except for chocolate peanuts in the hot summer months). Printed catalogs are available, and everything is listed on their website.

What to Eat
Bertie County Peanuts, Chocolate Peanuts (9-ounce jar)
Chocolate Peanuts (9-ounce jar)
Our road map, strewn with chocolate peanuts, all around the town of Windsor, home of Bertie County Peanuts.
Bertie County Peanuts, Roasted Peanuts (2 pounds)
Roasted Peanuts (2 pounds)
Roasted peanuts come in burlap bags: plain, salty, or hot & spicy.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Monday8am - 5pm
Tuesday8am - 5pm
Wednesday8am - 5pm
Thursday8am - 5pm
Friday8am - 5pm
Saturday8am - 12pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

Other Nearby Restaurants

  • Prime Smokehouse

    Rocky Mount, North Carolina

    Rocky Mount’s Prime Smokehouse offers BBQ ribs and pork in a vinegar sauce, plus good sides. Spiced bread pudding, served with gelato, earns high marks.

  • Call of the Wild

    Columbia, North Carolina

    A North Carolina roadside stand selling utterly fresh seafood, Call of the Wild features soft shell crabs, shrimp, oysters, and grilled kabobs.

  • Skylight Inn

    Ayden, North Carolina

    Whole hog BBQ gets no better or more authentic than the perfect chopped pork at Ayden, North Carolina’s Skylight Inn. A Roadfood best!

  • Cypress Grill

    Jamesville, North Carolina

    The Cypress Grill on the Roanoke River in Virginia is the last of the old-time herring shacks, with a full fish menu besides. Save appetite for homemade pies.

  • Bunn’s Bar-B-Q

    Windsor, North Carolina

    In a vintage gas station, Bunn’s serves BBQ pork, with or without Brunswick stew, accompanied by tart, tangy coleslaw. A Windsor, North Carolina classic.

  • Shaw’s Barbecue House

    Williamston, North Carolina

    Shaw’s serves eastern North Carolina BBQ: chopped pork with such side dishes as collard greens, boiled potatoes, candied yams, coleslaw, beans or cabbage.