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Little Debbie Nutty Buddy Bars (2.1oz / 24pk) + Free Shipping
About this item
- Crispy, crunchy peanut butter wafers covered in fudge chocolate
- Individually wrapped twin packs
- Great for on-the-go snacking
Combine crunchy and delicious with Little Debbie Nutty Buddy Bars.
The History of Little Debbie
Before making their delicious Nutty Buddy Bars, Little Debbie started out with O.D. McKee selling cakes during the Great Depression in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Looking to expand, McKee bought a small bakery and did well at the bakery for years. However, McKee was not satisfied and continued looking to expand his baking business, yet his father-in-law did not agree so McKee sold the business and started over. McKee moved his family to Charlotte, North Carolina, and designed a new bakery. In the early 50s, McKee sold their Charlotte bakery and moved his family back to Chattanooga so that his wife could be with her sick brother, Cecil. McKee decided to buy back the bakery he had sold in Chattanooga and started the Little Debbie food brand in the 60s when he wanted to name a product after his grandchild, a 4-year-old Debbie. By 1991, the McKee Baking Company became the McKee Foods Corporation. In January of 2013, McKee Foods bought Drake's brand of foods from Hostess for $27.5 million. Nowadays, McKee Foods ships more than 900 million packages of Little Debbie's products every year, and has over 5,800 employees.
What's in Little Debbie Nutty Buddy Bars?
Little Debbie Nutty Buddy Bars contain crunchy peanut butter wafers that are covered in fudge chocolate. The peanuts used in these nutter butter wafers are called Runner peanuts. Runner peanuts are one of four peanut varieties grown in the United States. The other three varieties are Spanish, Valencia and Virginia. Runner peanuts are usually grown in regions of Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Little Debbie purchases the peanuts for their peanut butter wafers from Georgia.
Are Peanuts Not Nuts?
Surprisingly, the peanuts used to make your peanut butter wafer bars are not actually nuts. In fact, peanuts aren't nuts at all. Peanuts are actually a part of the legume family: the same as chickpeas, lentils and some beans.