Cracker nuts, also known as Japanese peanuts is a snack food produced with peanuts that are coated in a wheat flour dough and then fried or deep-fried. They often come in a variety of different flavours.
Cracker nuts originated in the country of Mexico, where in the 1940s a Japanese immigrant by the name of Yoshigei Nakatani invented “Japanese peanuts” (widely known in the Spanish-speaking world as cacahuates japoneses or maní japonés). There were no such “Japanese peanuts” in Japan at the time. The Mexican version’s recipe for the extra-crunchy shell has ingredients such as wheat flour, soy sauce, water, standard sugar, MSG, and citric acid.
Picard Peanuts is a Canadian company that produces Chip Nuts, a snack food brand consisting of peanuts that have a potato chip coating. Various flavors of potato chips are used in the product's production.
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