If you’re traveling to Europe, pack some peanuts for the long flight across the pond. But also save room to bring back some peanut products that you’ll want to pick up while you’re there. With a growing interest in plant-based protein and nutritious snacks, peanuts are gaining popularity in Europe. And new products mean more companies are using U.S.A.-grown peanuts. Check out these 5 product options to see how Europeans are snacking on America’s favorite nut.
- Beer nuts are a popular snack here in the states. But in Europe they have beer and steak nuts. Check out this Guinness and Steak Peanut snack mix from Humdinger. It takes beer nuts to the next level.
- If you’re an ex-pat instead of a tourist in Europe, look up BiteBox of Hamburg, Germany. They have Office Survival Food snack boxes that include items such as wasabi coated peanuts for smart snacking at the office
- Peanut butter is an American icon that’s in over 90% of U.S. households. But packing wisely probably doesn’t include schlepping a bunch of peanut butter jars with you to Europe. Have no fear because peanut butter is beginning to become a favorite in areas like the United Kingdom. Look for a variety of flavored peanut butters from Britain-based company, Wild Peanut. They have savory, sweet, and spicy options that range from “Superfood Cinnamon” to “Ooh Chilli.”
- Other peanut butter products available in Europe include another American favorite: ice cream! Unilever’s Magnum Double Peanut Butter Ice Cream Bar, and Ben and Jerry’s Cookie Core Utter Peanut Butter Clutter ice cream have made their way to the Old World. These indulgent products are becoming new popular treats for Europeans, and a taste of home for American tourists.
- Finally, if you’re into the new powdered peanut butter from companies like JIF, Mighty Nut by PB&Co., and PB2, then you’ll want to try the British version, Peanut Hottie. This product is sold as a hot peanut drink mix, but they have recipes for other uses on their website including a peanut milkshake and peanut butter cup martini.