Nuts for Nuts: Mr. Peanut’s Planters Peanut BarFriday, December 4th, 2009 by Becca Droz
Denture Danger: 4
The Planters Peanut Bar is definitely not your typical candy bar. It is basically a bunch of peanuts all stuck together by hardened sugar, corn syrup, and salt. It creates for an extra crunchy candy with the simple taste of sweet peanuts. This candy is brittle and is bound to break into many pieces, which makes sharing easier.
Amedeo Obici and his business partner (and future brother-in-law) Mario Peruzzi founded the Planters peanut company in 1906 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Among the corporations in America, the Planter’s trademark, Mr. Peanut is one of the most recognizable. Mr. Peanut originated from a sketch that a 13-year-old boy submitted to a Planters brand icon contest in 1916. He submitted the peanut character while a commercial artist later added the cane, white gloves, top hat, and monocle. You can find Mr. Peanut on the wrapper of the Planters Peanut Bar.
The Planters Peanut Bar was introduced in the 1930s but was originally called the Planters Jumbo Block. This candy isn’t anything super special but it pleases the taste buds with its barely embellished sweet peanut flavor.