North Carolina-based food company Hampton Farms has recently debuted a new addition to its range of products. This new addition will be sold as “Hickory Smokehouse Flavored In-Shell Peanuts.”

The new flavored peanut product can be described as a marriage of dry-roasted peanuts and a delicious smoky taste. The combination results in a snack that has both crunch and bold flavor, a snack food that goes very well with any other popular food or beverage.

Recent research has shown that more and more people are switching to peanut snacks at any time of the day in order to keep their energy levels high, as well as to keep hunger from setting in. This switch in preference is largely because, aside from being a tasty snack food, peanuts are considered ‘super foods,’ as well. Peanuts contain over 30 nutrients and vitamins and have greater protein content than any other nut. In fact, peanuts contain 7 grams of protein for every 1-ounce serving. Also, peanuts have more antioxidants when compared to broccoli, green tea or carrots. Moreover, because this snack food is plant based, it has considerably lower calorie content than non-plant based snack foods.

According to Hampton Farms’ Vice President for Marketing and Sales, Tom Nolan, consumers are demanding flavors that are new in their snacks. This new product from the company answers that demand with its smokehouse flavor peanuts’ iconic taste. Hampton Farms’ “Hickory Smokehouse In-Shell Peanuts” are now available in retail food stores nationwide for $1.99 per 10-ounce pack.