Salted Nut Roll is a candy bar made by the Pearson’s Candy Company of Saint Paul, Minnesota and is available in the Midwestern United States. It has a nougat center that is surrounded in a layer of caramel and then covered with salted Virginia peanuts.
Pearson’s Candy Company is an American chocolate and confectionery manufacturer headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Founded as a confectionery distribution firm in 1909, the company began to manufacture its own products in 1912. Pearson’s introduced the Salted Nut Roll in 1933, at the height of The Great Depression.
The large-seeded Virginia group peanuts are grown in the US states of Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and parts of Georgia. They are increasing in popularity due to the demand for large peanuts for processing, particularly for salting, confections, and roasting in shells.