Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I was downtown the other day when I saw the Planters Peanuts guy standing proud on the side of a building.
Could this be the headquarter of these ubiquitous peanuts? I wondered to myself.
So I had to walk in there and find out, and get some peanuts...naturally.
It turns out that, no, it's not the headquarter, but this particular store (a franchise, I learned) has been here for 75 years! Several Planters Peanuts memorabilia decorate the store, along with several kinds of peanuts and other nuts and other treats alike! It's like stepping back in time, really. Not quite like a museum, but almost.
My favorite was Mr. Peanut with his bright red lips sitting on some kind of machine inside the store. You should go in just to say hi to the guy, and he might tell you the best kind of peanuts in the store.