Boiled peanut fans, listen up.
"Food engineer" Albion Williams Jr.'s Tasty Nutz Peanuts were initially created in 2011 and sold the traditional way — at a roadside peanut stand. Following the enthusiastic reception of his product, Williams decided it was time to expand his endeavors.
In 2012, Williams created a vacuum-sealed, flavorful product that is cooked, packed and shipped fresh the day of ordering.
He's been shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Jamaica and beyond.
And on Tuesday, he held the grand opening for an all-peanut Tasty Nutz store at 14930 N Florida Ave. in Tampa. An opening party starts at noon Saturday with raffles and buy-one-get-one free cups of boiled peanuts through the weekend.