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Planters’ Mr. Peanut

Sep 10, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  2 Comments

In the early 1900s, Italian immigrant Antonio Obici opened a fruit stand in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. To make his fruit stand different from the others, he spent $4.50 on a peanut roaster and sold roasted nuts along with his fruit. Back then, the roaster had to be continuously turned by hand to avoid burning the peanuts,

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