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A Taste of South Carolina: Peanut Patch Boiled or Fried Peanuts

Gwen Fowler Gwen Fowler
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Peanut Patch boiled peanuts are one of the brands sold by McCall Farms of Effingham.

If you sometimes crave a salty boiled peanut when green peanuts aren't in season, you should try Peanut Patch boiled peanuts.

Yes, I know what purists many of us are about our boiled peanuts and that there might be a bit of attitude about eating boiled peanuts from a can. But really, why shouldn't they be delicious if they're boiled just after they're pulled from the ground and then canned immediately?

That's how the Peanut Patch folks say they do it, and I was pleasantly surprised at how good they are.

The boiled peanuts come in three size cans: 13.5-ounce, 27-ounce and the gigantic 6 pound can. They also come in regular, Cajun and hot and spicy flavors. They're available in grocery stores all over the state.

Boiled peanuts are a South Carolina staple.

You'll also find Peanut Patch boiled peanuts in convenience stores.

The Peanut Patch brand is part of the 2,000-acre McCall Farms, a company in Effingham that cans and distributes an array of home-grown vegetables under the brand names of Glory Foods, Margaret Holmes, Bruces Yams, Veg-All and others. 

Gwen Fowler
Discover writers share all of the places, activities and adventure that South Carolina has to offer. Read more from some of South Carolina’s locals and discover what’s happening in the Palmetto State.