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Southern Style Nuts

ALMOST A CENTURY IN THE MAKING

Southern Style Nuts™ traces its roots all the way back to 1922, when the Denison Peanut Company was founded. Later, the company changed its name to The Peanut Supply Company and became well known for originating special flavors such as Hot & Spicy and Ragin’ Cagin’. In 1978, George’s Gourmet Nuts division was added to the mix to focus on “non-peanut” products, including pecans, cashews, almonds, walnuts, macadamias and pistachios. The original recipes from George’s are still used today, including our award-winning Hunter Mix®.

Later in 2003, the Southern Style Nuts brand was acquired by The Squirrel Brand Co.®, which also has a distinguished past in the roasted nut business since its founding in 1888. In 2017 John B. Sanfilippo & Son acquired The Squirrel Brand Company.  Today, the company is headquartered in Elgin, IL where it continues to market sought after products under the Hunter Mix and Southern Style Nuts brands.

1922

Denison Peanut Company was founded.

1978

George’s Gourmet Nuts division was added to the mix.  The birth of Hunter Mix ®.

2003

Southern Style Nuts was acquired by The Squirrel Brand Co.®.

2017

John B. Sanfilippo & Son acquired The Squirrel Brand Company.

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