Bertie County Peanuts
Bertie County Peanuts was launched in 1992 in Windsor, North Carolina, by Powell & Stokes, Inc. Powell & Stokes is a farm supply and bulk peanut buying company that was founded in 1919 by the Powell and Stokes families. The families have been producing peanuts since at least 1898. Bertie County Peanuts was founded on the simple principal that consumers deserve only the best peanut product. Thus, the company produces peanut products that are made only from Super Extra Large Virginia type peanuts. Super Extra Large peanuts are the largest peanuts on the retail market and because of their size and taste are considered a true gourmet peanut. The peanuts used by Bertie County Peanuts are locally grown, and then packaged in recyclable plastic jars so that the products are visible to the consumer. Bertie County Peanuts began as a small retail arm of the larger farm supply business. However, due to the outstanding quality of the award-winning peanut products, the business has experienced tremendous growth over the past 22 years. The product line is diverse and includes as its focal point and largest seller Super Extra Large Blister Fried Cocktail Peanuts. Sweet products are best sellers and include: Chocolate Covered Peanuts; Butterscotch Covered Peanuts; Chocolate Covered Pecans; Chocolate Covered Cashews; Peanut Brittle; White Chocolate Pecans; a 67% Dark Chocolate Bar with peanuts and sea salt; and, Chocolate Covered Peanut Brittle. Savory and spicy blends are also in high demand and include: Sea Salt and Black Pepper Peanuts; Batchelor Bay Crab House Seasoned Peanuts; Goobers & Stix; Goobers & Kickn’ Stix; Smoky Sans Souci Peanuts; Red Hot Hexlena (Chipotle Ranch) Peanuts; Garlic Dill Pickle Peanuts; Weeping Mary’s Ghost Pepper Peanuts; and, Hot ‘n’ Spicy Roasted-in-the-Shell Peanuts. Rounding out the product line are boiled peanuts, raw peanuts, roasted-in-the-shell peanuts, all-natural peanut butter, cheese straws, pecans and cashews. The Bertie County Peanuts gourmet peanut line is found in specialty food stores, restaurants, hotel gift shops, and travel destinations across the United States.