With a rich heritage of making quality, healthy snacks, Planters offers products to meet a variety of different tastes, occasions and nutrition needs in restaurants and cafeterias. From classic Cocktail Peanuts to its specially blended NUTrition line of nut mixes, Planters continues to innovate while always delivering the quality and fresh taste people expect from their favorite snack nut company. Planters nuts provide wholesome energy to keep you going during the day.
Planters Fun Facts 1906: Amedeo Obici and longtime friend Mario Peruzzi form the Planters Peanut Company, renting two floors of a factory building in Wilkes-Barre. They chose the name Planters because they thought it sounded dignified. 1916: Mr. Peanut is born in Suffolk, VA, when 14-year-old Suffolk resident Anthony Gentile wins a Planters -sponsored mascot contest. An artist at the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency polishes up the rough drawing. The artist adds the monocle, top hat and cane. 2013: The "Power of the Peanut" campaign launches to highlight the nutritional value of peanuts: a serving of peanuts contains 7g of protein and is a good source of 6 essential nutrients. The campaign, starring Mr. Peanut, includes television and print advertising, online videos, and the relaunch of the NUTmobile on a national tour visiting stores and special events.