Virginia Cocktail PeanutsMonday, March 26, 2012 6:00 AM
The world’s finest peanuts
Inevitably every time we have people over for dinner we end up running late, but if experience has taught us anything is that as long as you give people a little something yummy to nosh on it doesn’t make a lick of a difference. To that end we present to you Virginia Cocktail Peanuts. The gourmet, extra large, hand-prepared nuts are plucked directly from the fields of Virginia and known as the finest peanuts in the world – and we have to agree.
< Available in unsalted, jalapeno, Cajun, sea salt, toffee, and milk chocolate flavors these nutty delights will not only leave your guests’ mouths occupied, but they’ll work double duty given their ample health benefits. In fact, studies have shown that the antioxidants found in peanuts rival those found in fruits. Plus, they’re a great source of monounsaturated fats (the type of fat that is emphasized in the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet), and they’re loaded with niacin, folate, protein, vitamin E, and manganese. Serve them with some red wine and you’ll be in for a home room given that peanuts also happen to be loaded with resveratrol, the oft touted antioxidant found in red grapes and red wine. Now let’s just hope we don’t burn the fish after over-crisping the potatoes…
Dish with us: What do you do when you’re running late to our dinner party?