Sometimes, some people just can't give you a straight answer. I sent a question to an ebay vendor, asking what the coating on the Planters is: Planters® Dry Roasted Peanuts BULK by the Pound | eBay
And his response was:
this is the dry roast "coating".
Not satisfied with this non-answer, I rephrased the questionL
I regret that I wasted our time, because I know that my question was
what the coating was made of, not just some mysterious name. Of course, if
it's a trade secret.then I will pass, because I don't put secrets in my
His reply was even more confusing:
thank you for contacting us, i am unsure of what you mean, this is the same
coating that covers all dry roasted peanuts, whether they be planters,
Virginians, Davids etc etc.
I'm not going any further with that discussion, because it is obviously a waste of time, but this last response has my head spinning. He stated that ALL dry roasted peanuts are coated in this fashion, but many of the photos of the same that I found elsewhere had no sign of it. Yet I am trying to extract any useful info from this possible. I know what Planters means (Brand), Virginians (type), but what is Davids?
EDIT: The only thing that I found for Davids peanuts was for the birds: http://www.closer-to-nature.com/c-2504-peanuts.aspx
None of which are dry roasted.