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My husband brakes for boiled peanuts

Ever since we had our first boiled peanuts about 20 years ago we stop for them along the road... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sha-Sha47
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Rochester, New Hampshire
Must stop here!!

So I wanted to stop to take a picture of the water wheel and the lady working asked me to try a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bell904
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ever since we had our first boiled peanuts about 20 years ago we stop for them along the road. This is a great little shop and the peanuts are wonderful. We were greeted by a very helpful, cherry worker. You are allowed to sample before...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sha-Sha47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I wanted to stop to take a picture of the water wheel and the lady working asked me to try a sample of the peach cider. OMG I’m so glad I did. It was the most delicious cider I’d ever had. Then I got...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bell904
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool place! Muscadine cider! Apples! Pork rinds! Yep! We took plenty to go! Check it out! Staff was friendly and helpful. Samples to try before you buy!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SouthernVoiceBiloxi
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Growing up, traveling with my Uncle Eddie, we couldn’t drive by a boiled peanut stand without stopping! Fred’s, just outside of Helen, is a gem in the boiled peanut realm. After plenty of free samples we made a few purchases, and while doing so chatted...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 212bradn
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I loved my visit here. My sister and I stopped in on our way back from Anna Ruby Falls. Try the peach cider slushy. The young man providing the samples was really friendly. We got some candied pecans and also some fried peanuts. Great place....More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank earthy_chick
Reviewed September 5, 2018

If you like boiled peanuts, this is the place you should stop. They also have freshly made pork rinds.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank kuddes01
Reviewed September 4, 2018

This is a neat store with all kinds of peanut snacks, peanut gifts, and other great food items ad gifts. many different flavor and peanut snack choices. My kids really liked this place. friendly staff as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jwmcrazynurse
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We bought the boiled, fried, and brittle. I think their fried peanuts are the best ever! I like a little kick so I get the Cajun too!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CaptainBrad76
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for an afternoon snack and we were not disappointed! My daughter preferred the Regular Boiled (perfect amount of salt) and my son loved the Cajun (so good with their bit of spice). Even my littlest was happy because she got to see "the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank FourPigeons
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

I will be back! This place was great! All kinds of homemade snacks I got the fried peanuts, the cinnamon twists and some frozen lemonade. Staff was great with the kids! Enjoyed will be on my list when we are passing through!

Date of experience: July 2018
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