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Kristersaurus

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Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Sun, 07/23/06 12:28 AM (permalink)
Does anyone remember what this candy was called/ who made it? This is driving us nuts.

It was somewhere in the mid-90's... they were these peanut-shaped candies that had a wafer-like outside and a creamy chocolate center. I think they came in different flavors, too. I'm pretty sure they came in some sort of foilish-bags and were made by planters or nestle or some such big company.
 
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    Kristersaurus

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    RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Sun, 07/23/06 1:39 AM (permalink)
    thought it might help to note that these were a very big thing... you could find them at any super market. They had a really unique flavor... a very crispy outside and very creamy center. I miss those things. I can still taste them.
     
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      stellatj

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      RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Sun, 07/23/06 2:12 PM (permalink)
       
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        abe_froeman

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        RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Sun, 07/23/06 3:26 PM (permalink)
        No, i don't think that's what krister's talking about. I can picture it, I just don't know what they were called!
         
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          markolenski

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          RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Sun, 07/23/06 3:29 PM (permalink)
          How about these. These are orange in color and pure fluffy sugar
          http://www.oldtimecandy.com/circus-peanuts.htm
           
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            Kristersaurus

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            RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Sun, 07/23/06 6:19 PM (permalink)
            Nope, thanks for the replies, but they definitely were not circus peanuts. They were a big-name cookie/candy. They were definitely a nabisco/nestle/mars kind of product. Those honey-combed peanuts sound like they are along the same line, but these were not hard candies. The outside was sort of cookie-like..very crisp and sort of wafer-like.
             
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              6star

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              RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Sun, 07/23/06 8:09 PM (permalink)
              Could they have been Planter's Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies?
               
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                Kristersaurus

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                RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Sun, 07/23/06 8:16 PM (permalink)
                Nope, not nutter butters. These weren't cookies with something sandwiched in between...the outside was the shape of a whole peanut shell that completely encapsulated creamy goodness. I think they were shaped like peanuts because the signature flavor was peanut filled, but the better kind was chocolate filled. there may have been more flavors.
                 
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                  Kristersaurus

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                  RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Sun, 07/23/06 8:19 PM (permalink)
                  and as far as the planters cookies goes, if they are the same kind as are in the 100 calorie packs, the same response goes: they werent two peanut shaped cookies with something sandwiched in between, it was something that acutally looked like a peanut that encapsulated something else, not sandwiched it. again, thanks for the replies, though.
                   
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                    Kristersaurus

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                    RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Sun, 07/23/06 8:25 PM (permalink)
                    come to think of it, they, in some small way, remind me of the snack "combos" but with a crispy, cookie-like outside and a sweet inside.
                     
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                      Saint Matt

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                      RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Sun, 07/23/06 9:21 PM (permalink)
                      I know what you're talking about and I remember trying them. The outside wafer was similar to that of Nabisco's "Nutter Butter Patties," only they were a peanut shaped shell. I recall it having a peanut Creme center. There may have been a peanut butter & chocolate version. I think they were made by Planters. I want to say they were called "P.B." something or other, but am not sure.

                      I really liked them.
                       
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                        Skookummike

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                        RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Sun, 07/23/06 9:23 PM (permalink)
                        They were called PB Crisps...I can only remember that because the song in the commerical must have said it a million times. Glad I could help.
                         
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                          Diner-Lover

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                          RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Mon, 07/24/06 1:00 AM (permalink)
                          Here's a commercial for P.B. Crisps that Skookummike remembered the name of. Could they be what you remember, Kristersaurus?

                          http://www.retrojunk.com/details_commercial/159/
                           
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                            Kristersaurus

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                            RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Mon, 07/24/06 1:23 AM (permalink)
                            ha! thats it! good work guys! man i miss those things. im in awe. thanks a lot.
                             
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                              Kristersaurus

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                              RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Mon, 07/24/06 1:25 AM (permalink)
                              man, why did they stop making those delicious things...
                               
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                                octopus

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                                RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Mon, 07/24/06 3:57 PM (permalink)
                                Yummy packing peanuts.
                                 
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                                  txtwister

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                                  RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Mon, 07/24/06 4:09 PM (permalink)
                                  You know, I think last Easter (maybe Easter before last?) we bought something that was similar - not peanut shaped, but kind of classic "truffle shaped" about the size of a very large walnut. They had a fluffy creme center, crispy coating/shell, and were chocolate covered, but I can't for the life of me remember the name of them. I do remember that they, too, were a "big name" candy and sound like if they're still in production, you'd like them.
                                   
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                                    curried bluebonnet

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                                    RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Mon, 07/24/06 5:26 PM (permalink)
                                    Could the truffle shaped ones be "Bon bon" candy? Walmart used to sell them at Easter, though I didn't see them last year. Pretty big in size, creamy peanut butter center, wafer coating then dipped in chocolate. Very yummy!
                                     
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                                      txtwister

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                                      RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Tue, 07/25/06 3:31 PM (permalink)
                                      Curried Bluebonnet, that sounds exactly right, though the name doesn't ring a bell. I'm pretty sure they weren't the "ferrero rocher" though.

                                      CRS syndrome strikes again. ;-)
                                       
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                                        whotony

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                                        RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Fri, 07/28/06 11:21 PM (permalink)
                                        i remember these.
                                        but wasnt there a chocolate version too or other flavors
                                         
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                                          Rowsdower98

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                                          RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Sun, 08/13/06 12:27 PM (permalink)
                                          I used to love P.B. Crisps. My grandmother used to get them for us kids all the time, and yes there was a chocolate flavor, but I always thought the peanut butter was better. I was unaware they quit making them, but I guess it's been a few years since I've seen P.B. Crisps. They were great.
                                           
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                                            dasl_4

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                                            RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Thu, 02/1/07 4:02 PM (permalink)
                                            Bumping for a new query
                                             
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                                              NYNM

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                                              RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Thu, 02/1/07 5:21 PM (permalink)
                                              I remember a few different peanut shaped candies

                                              One was large-ish (2-3 in.) sort of marshmallowey and pastel colors, tasted sometimes like bananas

                                              Another, quite different, smaller (apx. 1 1/2 in) hard candy with chocolate and or peanut filling.

                                               
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                                                Rick F.

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                                                RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Fri, 02/9/07 12:21 AM (permalink)
                                                Is it this?


                                                I found it at[url='http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=9995&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=38&iSubCat=179&iProductID=9995']The Vermont Country Store.[/url]
                                                 
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                                                  studiodrummer3333

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                                                  Re:Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Mon, 12/13/10 9:36 PM (permalink)
                                                  Im pretty sure its PB CRISP it was a redish orange bag with the planters nuts guy leaning on the name... THE BEST EVER and i cant find them n e where 
                                                  <message edited by studiodrummer3333 on Mon, 12/13/10 9:38 PM>
                                                   
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                                                    Twinwillow

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                                                    RE: Please help - what is this peanut shaped candy? Tue, 12/14/10 12:32 AM (permalink)
                                                    stellatj


                                                    do you mean these
                                                    http://www.oldtimecandy.com/honey-combed-peanuts.htm

                                                     
                                                    Btw, these are the people that have Bonomo's Turkish Taffy now. It's great having it again after all these years.
                                                     
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