The NUTmobile Goes NUTS in the Peanut Capital of the World!
Greetings and SALTutations, peanut pals! Dry Roasted Dani, here.
Recently, the NUTmobile made a stop in Dothan, AL—a small town with some BIG peanut culture. Known as the Peanut Capital of the World, Dothan has enjoyed a thriving peanut industry since the early 1900s. To celebrate their rich peanut history, the city boasts over 40 unique peanut statues located at local businesses all around town, each painted by area artists. While in town, Sweet ‘n’ Salty Lauren, Smoked Almond Adam and I couldn’t resist the challenge of trying to take the NUTmobile to each of Dothan’s “Peanuts Around Town” statues for a photo op.
With high hopes and great ambition, we set out on our tr-ALMOND-ous scavenger hunt, starting at the gilded Peanut Monument at the Dothan Visitor’s Center.
After snapping some photos and meeting some great folks who gave us some nut-tastic tips about where we could find some of the best peanut statues in town, we headed on our way. Our stops included a Doctor Peanut at the Dothan Pediatric Clinic, a golden peanut at the Alabama Peanut Producers Association, a Sheriff Peanut, and even a peanut who seemed to be taking some fashion tips from Mr. Peanut!
While our efforts were valiant, we only ended up being able to make it to about 15 of the 40-something “Peanuts Around Town,” but we met tons of kind and welcoming Dothan natives along the way—doctors, business owners, filmmakers, and even peanut farmers who were all NUTS about the NUTmobile!
To see photos from our time in the Peanut Capital of the World, click through the slideshow above!
Until next time,
Dry Roasted Dani