I love what I do… whatever it is that I do. You know, the thing that allows me to do food reviews, such as the forthcoming one for Virginia Cocktail Peanuts. I was sent a adorable little tin of Toffee Virginia Peanuts to review and, I have to tell you, it was one of the most delicious things ever delivered to my door. I’d love to be able to say that I’m enjoying them right now as I’m writing this review, but alas, they aren’t just gone, they’re long gone.
I can, however, say that I’m fondly recalling the flavor as I’m typing the words. That’s something, right?
After one bite, the first thing I thought of – besides, “Mmmmmm… so good… mmmmm” – was how perfect these peanuts would be for sticking in a gift basket or gift bag.
- Mother’s Day
- Father’s Day
- Valentine’s Day
- Boss’ Day
- Secretary’s Day
If you’re like me, you love to give people cool, original things they probably haven’t seen before. If there were a point system for gift giving, being unique would rack up more points than anything else. When someone looks at me wide-eyed and says, “Where’d you find this????,” I do a little happy dance inside – as the chorus of Yay, Me! plays over and over.
They’d also be a MOST welcome surprise tucked into a care package for that very special someone across the miles. They’d think of you with each crunch.
Virginia Cocktail Peanuts come in a fun variety of flavors (Sea Salt, Toffee, Jalapeno, Milk Chocolate, Cajun, Unsalted), so you’ll find something to suit everyone you know. A word of warning, though: You’ll most definitely want to order some for yourself. Trust me, these are impossibly delicious peanuts. If I hadn’t scarfed mine down so quickly, I could have done something really clever like tossing them into a bowl of popcorn or eating them with yogurt. You know, something creative we foodies are supposed to do – something worthy of our title.
But, nooooo. I simply enjoyed them right out of the tin. One after the other.
The sad thing is, I’d do it again. Would not change a thing. I’d pop one sweet and crunchy little toffee peanut into my mouth, make that face we all make (while hoping no one sees us making it), suck my teeth a little bit, then go back for another.
Click through for more information about Virginia Cocktail Peanuts. I know you’ll want to order some for Mother’s Day. If you need me, I’ll be in the corner crying because my tin’s empty.