Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Visit to The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg

On the way to Virginia Beach there was a traffic accident so we decided to get off I64. We stopped at The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg. I always love to go there and sample everything, especially new products. I sure have a sweet tooth. I enjoyed the chocolate peanuts and chocolate covered peanut brittle and chocolate covered almonds as well as the Peanut Squares. The Sweet Georgia Pecans and Chocolate Cashews are to die for.

We also fell in love with the Crab Town Nuts and had to get some to take with us to the beach. They have Chesapeake Bay seasoning on them. Chesapeake Bay seasoning has been an important part of going to the beach since I was a child. My dad’s famous shrimp and beer dish has it in it. Saturday’s dinner at the beach was always shrimp, with fresh corn in season (canned when not) and Jasmine rice. We don’t go down to the beach as often now, but we still have our favorite Chesapeake Bay shrimp dish when we do. The Virginia Marketplace is going to feature Crab Town Nuts in some of our gift baskets and peanut assortments. Soon you will find it in our Crab Lover’s Ocean Bounty gift basket, as well as a Peanut Lover’s red, white and blue picnic basket, and in assortments with New Orleans and Hot! Southern, and another with Salted Peanuts and Chocolate Covered Peanut Brittle.

Here is some information about The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg: Located in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg is The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg, the place where our own "founding fathers" began. It was in that tiny shop where their small batch, hand-cooked roasting techniques were developed and perfected. Although there have been many changes since The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg first opened its doors, what hasn't changed is that they still achieve their legendary flavor and crunchiness as a result of time honored cooking practices. They begin with only premium quality, super extra large Virginia peanuts, hand selected for their size. These peanuts are first water blanched, which gives them their fresh and unique crunchiness, and then small batch roasted in 100% peanut oil under the direct supervision of their Roastmaster. The Virginia Marketplace offers a vast variety of Virginia Peanuts, Specialty Nuts, and Gift Baskets and Gift Sets from The Peanut Shop of Williamsburg. We also feature The Peanut Shop peanuts in our Virginia Marketplace Gift Baskets.

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