Even so, we then hand-sieve
these peanuts to be
100% certain that only the best ones
are used. Anything that doesn't
measure up to our own standards is discarded.
And although we buy on contract from PCA, we never purchase more than a
week's supply at any time. Why? To ensure maximum
freshness right at the outset.
Then we hand-cook our flavoured and salted varieties in weekly
batches before packing them into air-tight bags. This is so we can be
certain they're as fresh as they possibly can be by the time they
reach our customers' hands. (Other varieties - such as cooked in shell and
sugar-coated peanuts - are generally cooked the night before. You
simply can't get any fresher than this!)
Nitpicking? We sure are! And we apply the same level of meticulous
attention to our other ingredients as well.
For instance, we only use pure vegetable oils for cooking. We even
purchase our own special salt directly from a Queensland salt supplier
to ensure that no residual salt is retained by either the peanuts or the
The same applies to our peanut paste which is prepared on our premises
as needed. Our peanut paste contains absolutely no additives (such
as emulsifiers, preservatives, added oil or salt). Just pure, perfect Kingaroy
NB: The Peanut Van was one of the first companies in Australia to
pioneer flavouring peanuts. Our unique recipes for Kurry, Savoury
Tomato, Hickory, Smoked and BBQ flavoured nuts have never been successfully
duplicated - though many have tried. Once again, our flavourings are 100%
natural and made from only the purest and freshest
ingredients we can obtain.