Bertie County Peanuts

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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)
Must-Try
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)
Must-Try
Roasted peanuts come in burlap bags: plain, salty, or hot & spicy.
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
Monday8am - 5pm
Tuesday8am - 5pm
Wednesday8am - 5pm
Thursday8am - 5pm
Friday8am - 5pm
Saturday8am - 12pm
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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