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Nuts for Nuts: Mr. Peanut’s Planters Peanut Bar

December 4, 2009 by
If you feel like you are going "nuts", why not try Planters Original Peanut Bar...

If you feel like you are going “nuts”, why not try Planters Original Peanut Bar…

Sharability: 7

Denture Danger: 4

Convenience: 6

Novelty: 7

Overall: 7

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.



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  • Reply Jo Ann August 11, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    In the 50’s, was the Planter’s Peanut Bar called something else? “Peanut Plank”?????

  • Reply JACK CORN August 1, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    where can I order a box as I cannon find them in any store.

  • Reply Clyde Yandell September 8, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Jo Ann, it was called the peanut plank.

    Jack, I can not find the peanut bar either.

  • Reply herman smith March 12, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    I cannot find this candy bar anywhere. Any Help?

    • Reply Jonah Half April 2, 2014 at 10:58 am

      You can find Planters Peanut Bar on our website:

    • Reply Carol October 29, 2017 at 10:46 pm

      Go on line and google planters peanut bar. There are several places you can buy online and there are different prices. Check different websites.

  • Reply Tofi July 17, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Why was this candy bar taken out of the stores? This is my favorite candy.

  • Reply Barbara Welch January 15, 2017 at 2:47 am

    It is my understanding that Tom’s had the patent for Peanut Plank. It expired in 2002 and was not renewed.

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