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Roast, Roast, Roast Your P-nuts!

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In the early days our roasted p-nuts were roasted in large coffee bean roasters which had been outfitted to accommodate peanuts. The boiled p-nuts were boiled in a well ventilated back room over open flames in huge metal tubs. I can still see those tubs and smell those p-nuts boiling. Most of our green p-nuts for boiling came from local farmers who would pull their trucks up in the alley beside our store and come in to negotiate the price of a bushel of green p-nuts with my dad or uncle. Carolette Cromer Turner

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A business almost 78 years old.

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My earliest memory of Cromer’s is when I was about 5 years old...

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