As some of you may know, I grew up and spent most of my life in Israel.
When I went to College in Florida, my mom used to send me care packages every once in a while, with all my favorite snacks from home.
As I was eating them, my friend look at me asking: "Hey, What is that thing you are eating over there??"
"What do you mean?" I said... "it's AMERICAN PEANUTS!"
He looked confused... From what he said, they never heard of those "American Peanuts" in America!!
I was left puzzled... "How is it possible.. That they Don't Have AMERICAN PEANUTS in AMERICA???"
I was very curious about this, and tried to investigate the origin of those crunchy-sweet-and-salty-delightful snacks. When I couldn't really find anything about it, I just forgot about it...
Years later, I went to a local 7/11 for a midnight snack.
At the corner of my eye, something familiar caught my attention.
I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT!!! IT WAS..... "AMERIC...."
I tried to not freak out. I remembered that back home they have two very similar kinds of those peanuts. One called "American Peanuts" and the other "Kabukim"
They look like this.
The two are very similar in taste but has some differences in shape and their crunchiness.
it made sense! Perhaps the "Kabukim" are originally from Japan?? and served as snacks at the traditional KABUKI Theater shows??
But then why would they call them American peanuts too?