Rusty’s Peanut Brittle is made one batch at a time … the quality of the product defies it being made by some mass produced technique like other candies. Most of the senses are required in order to get the exact flavor and texture of its unique character. The sense of sight … seeing the peanuts change color; the sense of smell … smelling the peanuts begin to cook, almost to the point of burning ; the sense of hearing … listening to the popping sound as the caramelization process begins and finally, the sense of taste … knowing exactly when all the stars are in perfect aignment, making the final product a work of art. If you appreciate the fact that there is a limited amount of Rusty’s Peanut Brittle made and that each bag is like a limited edition print of a dedicated artist, then you are a special person. You are a person who appreciates fine art, fine food, great wines and a magnificant sunset. This is what makes Rusty’s Peanut Brittle special. There are only a very few people who can make this culinary delight, therefore, there are very few people who will be able to appreciate and enjoy it. Be one of the few.
Staying in a Five Star Hotel & Spa … a round of golf at Pinehurst #2 … sitting at the bar with the boys drinking a glass of Macallan Single Highland Malt Scotch … a casual dinner with fresh Beluga caviar … Bloc de Foie Gras d’Oil Truffle … a rare KOBE filet mignon … a glass of 2005 Domaine Dujac Morey St. Denis… a fresh brewed cup of Columbian coffee and a Feuete Fuente OpusX cigar … a glass of Hennessy XO … topped off with a gourmet piece of Rusty’s Peanut Brittle … How good does it get?
One of my oldest and fondest memories was of my mother making peanut brittle. You could always tell as soon as you walked in the door; the sweet smell of boiling sugar would hit you square in the face.
My mother was anything but a gourmet chef, but she could flat make a caramel cake or a coconut cake or a chocolate cake and best of all, her signature peanut brittle.
We had a large bright kitchen with a center counter that could seat eight to ten kids around on bright yellow bar stools. And my mother would be behind the counter, just like in the local diner, making some sweet treat for us all to drool over. She loved to feed people. It was her way of entertaining the masses. If you were eating, you were happy and she wanted to make everybody happy. That was the way I saw it then.
Now, as I have grown older, I see her role as the town food pusher in a totally different light. Our kitchen and her goodies were the honey that drew in every kid within five miles to congregate, regardless of the age differences, the social differences or any other differences. As long as we were all sitting around her table, she could feed us more than sweets.
She would listen to our lives, our joys, our sorrows, our petty jealousies, our conflicts and our feelings. She was always absorbing this smorgasbord of youthful information, storing it away for just the right moment when she would have the opportunity to make each and every child whoever entered our house feel exceptionally special. She always used her ability to listen as a way to let other people know that she was aware of them as unique and special individuals, not just one in a crowd. She never criticized, she never judged and she very seldom gave advice. She always told you how handsome, how beautiful, how smart, how athletic and most of all, how important you were to her.
The cakes and peanut brittle were always good, but what most of my friends remember about my mother has nothing to do with the food.
The holiday season is almost here and we’re getting ready for this year’s peanut brittle production!
Rusty’s Peanut Brittle is the award winning peanut brittle candy made using the original southern recipe of Ms. Bertha Edwards.
Like no other peanut brittle product on the market, Rusty’s Peanut Brittle candy is made using a traditional recipe that creates a fluffy, textured candy that is not hard to bite and chew but crunchy and delicious.
The perfect holiday gift …Buy this old fashioned peanut brittle candy that is handmade using the freshest ingredients of North Carolina peanuts.