So, for basically all of my life, I somehow presumed that "dry roasted" peanuts were somehow healthier than regular roasted ("cocktail") peanuts. I mean, they're "dry," that means less oil, which is healthier, right?

So here are the Nutrition Facts for Planter's cocktail peanuts (left) and dry roasted (right):

peanuts.jpgSo the dry roasted variety has 10 fewer calories. But that is curious, because it has the same amount of fat but has twice the sugar. Weird.

Ingredients for cocktail peanuts: peanuts, peanut and/or cotton seed oil, sea salt.

Ingredients for dry roasted peanuts: peanuts, sea salt, sugar, cornstarch, monosodium glutamate (MSG), gelatin, torula yeast, corn syrup solids, paprika, onion and garlic powder, spices, natural flavoring.

Well there you go. I think I'll go with the cocktail peanuts.

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