Have you ever noticed you can't just open one peanut shell? I have yet another family tradition to share that puts peanuts center of the table. My family from the south always arrive with the largest bag of Virginia peanuts every year, when they visit each summer. We all sit around the table, break open the bag, crack open the shells, have a few IPAs and talk for hours. Good Stuff!
The other special thing is these peanuts are from Hampton Farms in North Carolina. The Barnes Family has owned and operated peanut farms since 1917. You maybe thinking - but you just said they we Virginia peanuts? Virginia peanuts are the variety of peanut distinguished by two nuts in every shell, a majority of which are grown in North Carolina.