PLANTERS began as a vision in the mind of a young Italian Immigrant named Amedeo Obici. Little did he know that the small business he began in 1906 would grow into the world’s grandest nut company. We have built our reputation and a powerful brand by offering superior quality and product innovation. American favorite for over 100 years. PLANTERS has been an American favorite for over 100 years. Whether you love PLANTERS Peanuts for their delicious peanut taste or their satisfying crunch, there’s a variety just for you. All about the Peanut Although its name implies it is a nut, peanuts are not true nuts but, instead, a member of a family of legumes related to peas, lentils, chickpeas and other beans. Peanuts start growing as a flower, but, because of their heavy weight after pollination, they bend toward and eventually go underground where the peanut matures. Although peanuts come in many varieties, there are four main types with specific size, taste and nutrient make-up; they include Runners, Virginia, Spanish and Valencia. Runners have become extremely popular because of their high yield. More than half of these peanuts are used for peanut butter. Virginias have the largest kernels and are typically the peanuts you find roasted in the shell or in snack bags. Spanish-type peanuts have smaller kernels and higher oil content than other types of peanuts and are covered with a reddish-brown skin. They are used mostly in peanut candies, some snack nuts and peanut butter. Valencias are a very sweet “nut” with three or more small kernels to a pod and are covered in a bright-red skin. They are usually roasted or boiled and sold in-the-shell. So many nuts, so little time. In the mood for something simple? Grab one of our single-nut varieties like PLANTERS Regular Dry Roasted Peanuts. Needing a little wholesome energy to keep you going? Try our new PLANTERS Sustaining Energy Mix. Want to be a little adventurous? Taste our PLANTERS Peanut Butter. A Healthy Handful of Peanuts Protein helps keep you satisfied. And peanuts—which are not actually nuts but, like peas and beans, are legumes—have seven grams of protein per one–ounce serving. Fiber – Peanuts are a good source of dietary fiber, which can help keep you feeling full longer and can aid digestion. Not too many snacks contain fiber! Niacin is a B vitamin that the body uses to convert food into energy. A one–ounce serving of peanuts delivers about 15% of the niacin you need each day. Vitamin E – A one–ounce serving of peanuts delivers a good source of Vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps you protect cells from damage. Resveratrol – This plant compound with antioxidant properties is found in peanuts (especially high in peanut skins) as well as grapes. Many scientific studies are looking at its health benefits. “Good” Fats – Experts recommend limiting the intake of foods high in saturated fat and replacing them with foods high in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated–“good”—fats. And 80% of the fat in peanuts comprise the “good” fats.
I bought 2 jars of these expecting them to be like Costco cashews, which are whole, delectable nutty works of art but these were crushed into pieces, shriveled like prunes, and to top it all off the ” natural sea salt ” smelled EXACTLY like the sea, and when I mean the sea I mean the whole jar SMELLED LIKE FISH!!! THESE WERE THE NASTIEST CASHEWS I HAVE EVER BOUGHT IN MY LIFE,I ENJOY PLANTERS PEANUTS BUT I NEED A FAITH RESTORATION COS OF THE UNHOLY GOD-AWFUL DRIVEL OF A PRODUCT!!! You have been forewarned, STAY AWAY, FAR AWAY!
Very dissapointed in this product. It definiitly should not be advertised as whole cashews. I will not be ordering this item again. I feel like I wasted my money and wanted to send it back.
I thought I’d give these Planters cashews a try, after buying from a nut specialty site for years. Planters are much cheaper (about $7/lb base price, compared to about $8.75/lb from my usual site). They were also smaller. Since they were only advertised as “whole” I guess the size would not be a mischaracterization. However, many of the nuts were broken, so the description of “whole” was certainly a mischaracterization. They are more lightly salted than most nuts we are used to in the US. Lower sodium intake is a worthy health goal, but not my personal taste preference, whether or not the salt is “sea”. All-in-all the “deluxe” description seems quite a stretch
Bottom line, a good buy if price is the overriding goal.
Do I have the choice to not give any star at all? This brand been around too long to be excused from making such an awful product. Don’t waste your money on this one.
but even with a subscription, they’re a little pricey – nine bucks each is a lot. we’ll keep buying them until we get fed up paying so much.
TawannaSouth Mills, NC
I came back to make a purchase only to find that the price has *doubled* in the course of five months.
I paid $27.42 for this item from Amazon in November, 2010. I’ll have to take a pass, as this price is too rich for my blood.
Edit: I see now the price has dropped again! So my review doesn’t make sense any longer. Trust me, when I wrote this, the 2-pack was $50-something.
I upped the stars because I found the cashews to be good.
This is a very good product, but the free shipping is terrible and they hold the product back to be sure you don’t get it until they say. Why else would they omit the destination on the tracking???Good ole usps!!!
These cashews will make you an addict. Quality nuts, delicious sea salt, and in large quantity. Life’s short…give yourself a present.
Don’t buy this.
It’s not crunchy, pale looking color, with an old oily odor. I suggest go to a store so you can see what you get before you buy it.
EarlineLos Osos, CA
the planters whole cashews i received from amazon.com in my opinion are absolutely delicious and just lightly salted. i will be ordering alot more of these in the near future.
update: i eat alot of planter’s cashews and to this day Friday December 25th 2009 i highly recommend these cashews because they are still the most delicious i have found with just a touch of salt on them. the price is really great. i buy them on subscribe and they are delivered right to my house. i couldn’t be any happier.
Planters is a name I grew up with and really adore in the same way the kid in me still smiles when I see the golden arches. However, they have a problem: salt. Many of their products overdo it, and this is no exception. It is not the worst offender either, though. The cashews largely survived the journey to my home intact and it took a good bit of munching to get down to the cashew flavored salt crumbles at the bottom.
If you love cashews, you’ll love these. The fact that salt is the only thing I can complain about is really a testament to how good this ever-present brand still is. Grab your top hat and cane and enjoy a canister.
I love cashews, and while I typically get them for $15 a pound at the mall’s chocolate and nut shop, I decided to try these. They ended up being a wonderful investment – excellent crisp nuts with good flavor. I will definitely get these again in the future!
Great product if you’re a cashew lover like me. No, these are not the colossal imported cashews that normally sell for $15 a pound. The description of this product says ‘whole cashews’, in fact only about 75% are whole the remainder are halves and pieces. For snacking or cooking they’re great. Not too salty (sea salt). WELL worth the price, especially if you order on the subscription plan. I don’t think you can find a better product at a lower price. These are factory sealed containers from ‘Planter’s’, not repackaged from bulk.
Disappointed in this purchase. The product is advertised as whole cashews, but I still got a lot of bits and pieces. Maybe they got broken in shipping? Also, the whole nuts seem smaller than the whole roasted cashews that Costco sells for about the same price. Finally, the Planters cashews are noticably saltier than the Costco cashews. I’m not opposed to salt for health reasons, but that much salt does mask the natural taste of the nuts (and taste is why I bought cashews instead of peanuts).
The nuts tasted real tasty and arrived promptly. Thus, I would definitely recommend the product.
Fresh and tasty. Price seems competive. My nearest Wareouse Club is 90 miles away, so it is convenient to have these delivered by UPS or USPS. Aside from munchies, nice for topping Stir Fry or certain Hot Dishes.
They were not really whole cashews since most of them were pieces of it. But otherwise taste was just fine.
It was supposed to be whole cashews and I assumed that Deluxe meant better than average quality. What I received is rather small inferior quality cashews with a stale odor and more than fifty percent of the cashews were broken in halves to small pieces. Product description is misleading and I will not buy this product again or recommend this to anyone.
The plastic packaging is not airtight, so you might want to stick with the cans to preserve freshness.
So far so good but as they say “Whole Cashews”, I did find 40% of them are broken and are in pieces.
I bought this as it was cheaper than the Kirkland brand cashews from Costco. However, there had a LOT more broken pieces than the more Kirkland brand. Not worth the savings if you have access to Costco.
Disappointed that 10-15% are halves and pieces. Obviously Planters QC standards are not set high. Sea salt or whatever, still a bit too salty also. Will NOT reorder.
It is better to buy the halves and pieces which you get larger size for cheaper than this POS product which is mostly pieces anyway. Waste of money would rate 0 stars if I could.
These were suppose to be “Whole” Cashews, however they are more like “crushed” cashew pieces. I can’t find a whole one in the container, very disappointed.
These are pretty good nuts, but they are NOT Deluxe and NOT whole cashews only, as another reviewer noted already. I am suprised that Planters tried to get away with this. Would not order again.
I am head over heels NUTS about these cashews made by Plantars. We received them fresh, air tight sealed and they were dated for expiration a year from now. I was very pleased with that but they will be eaten within a month for sure! Love the sea salt seasoning, too.
AletheaOak Hill, FL
Stale old nuts. These are garbage compared to the Planters whole cashews from Sam’s Club, and not that much cheaper. If you are buying cashews, it’s definitely worth the extra dollar or two per pound to get them someplace else.
OlenVan Lear, KY
I am no longer a fan of these cashews, after having cashews. The brand seems to turn soft early on, not holding their freshness. It could be a preference thing, as a lot of people like them.
The best thing about these is salt was not overwhelming. Would order again. Pieces were whole or halves, not crushed as others I have bought before.
The nuts were good but I was expecting a little more. The prices were a bargain especially if you use the “save and subscibe. However, when the container says deluxe, I was expecting large whole cashews. There’s a lot of bits and pieces of cashew in the container. I would say a good 25 percent were non-whole cashews. Costco might be a bit more pricey but you get what you pay for.