I’m not sure if this information is material, but Mr. Peanut is a complete fraud.  His employer, Planters, has put him out there (top hat, monocle and spats) selling “mixed nuts” to an unsuspecting public for decades.  The majority of the product,  almonds, pecans, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, and Brazil Nuts, are actually seeds.     In our hyper-regulated world, it baffles me that a company  could get away with such a persistent and systematic charade.     Don’t get me wrong, I realize that Mr. Peanut has his own hangups and identity issues since he is in fact, a legume, not a nut.

I think the FDA should be demanding to see HIS birth certificate, thank you very much.

One actual edible nut is the macadamia.  Originating in Australia, it is almost impossible to crack without an elaborate drying process.  The only bird that has a strong enough beak to access the meat in its raw state is the Hyacinth Macaw.

The pods, seeds, and flower sculptures created by artist, Carolyn Ottmers are amazingly delicate considering they are made of steel and bronze.

Gallery Representation: Secrist Gallery