Though most recognize the peanut as a tasty snack food, few see through its top hat and monocle to the cowardly legume beneath. Unmask the tasty morsel with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of gourmet nuts and snacks at The Peanut Roaster, valid at locations in Cary, Henderson, and Wake Forest.
Since 1949, The Peanut Roaster's Monahan family has roasted peanuts, experimenting with recipes to cultivate a slew of tasty variations on the salty snack. Classicists munch the simple flavors of gourmet mixed nuts ($22.50/20 oz.), and bold noshers salivate at the array of flavored nuts, such as mesquite carolina barbecue ($11.50/22 oz.). Indulge a craving for a cayenne-pepper-covered beehive with a jar of hot honey peanuts ($17.95/40 oz.), or test taste buds’ spice threshold with jalapeño peanuts ($11.50/22 oz.). Sweet teeth delight in myriad dessert nuts, including chocolate-covered almonds ($19.95/22 oz.) and decadent honey-roasted cinnamon pecans ($23.95/18 oz.). More chewable than pound cake and more durable than a pound of deli meat, a can of classic southern peanut brittle ($13.50/16 oz.) delivers a welcome gift any time of year.