The versatile peanut. Peanuts combine a uniquely smooth flavor with a crunchy texture that make them the perfect vehicle for flavor additions and snack mixes. From salty to sweet and everything in between, you can dress up a peanut a million different ways. They’re also downright delicious in their own right. Have you ever tried peanut butter? You may be shocked to learn that peanut butter is made from peanuts.

The flavor a peanut possesses is unlike anything else; I couldn’t fathom how to describe their taste to someone who hasn’t tried them. I legitimately feel sorry for people with nut allergies because they can’t experience the rich flavor peanuts possess. Thankfully, Planters has added so much shit to these nut mixes that your allergies won’t be able to notice. Those who suffer from nut allergies can safely eat these Planters Turtle Sundae Mix, Planters Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Mix, & Planters Banana Sundae Mix.* (Please Read Disclaimer At Bottom of Post)


Bare with me here. We’re gonna break down these these one at a time, piece by piece. If anybody is reading this, I appreciate your patience Mom.**


Planters Turtle Sundae Mix, from left to right:

Chocolate Covered Caramel Bits: Dense & chewy, but chocolate masks caramel.
Vanilla Yogurt Covered Peanuts: Like a creamy peanut; subtle and puny vanilla flavor.
PecansEarthy & salty. Solid pecan. Who cares?
Salted Caramel Peanuts: The best part by far, but needs some more sugar.
Chocolate Covered Peanuts: Not as good as a peanut M&M, obviously.
Eaten All Together: Lacks sufficient caramel flavor to qualify as Turtle Sundae; still is candy.

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 10


Planters Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Mix, from left to right:

Yogurt and Graham Covered Raisins: Graham is prominent; a welcomed addition to the yogurt.
Cinnamon Toasted AlmondOh my. Big fat cinnamon sugary glaze is delicious.
Pecans: Pecans.
Raisins: Raisins.
Eaten All Together: Complimentary flavors; Deconstructed oatmeal raisin cookie. I’m getting fat.

Overall Rating: 7 out of 10


I think mine is broken.

Eaten All Together:  The only option. Honey roasted peanuts are mostly lost. Chocolate covered peanuts are solid, if not boring. Vanilla yogurt peanuts are fine, I guess. Strawberry yogurt needs a lot more strawberry. Banana chips aren’t sweet enough. Everything tastes disjointed. Why am I doing this?

Overall Rating: 4 out of 10

Welp, there you have it! I can’t imagine anyone out there is Googling what these taste like, but if you accidentally ended up here… I’m so sorry.

* Please, for the love of God, do NOT eat these if you have a nut allergy.
** Hi, Mom.

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4 Responses

  1. Sarah says:

    The oatmeal raisin cookie definitely looks the best in my opinion. Oatmeal raisin cookies are probably one of the most underrated cookies out there. I think it’s because I always prefer the chewy cookie to the crunchy cookie. And oatmeal raisin cookies always have that thick and chewy texture which is complemented by the sweet and plump raisins and the nutty flavor of the big hunks of oats. Those oatmeal flavored raisins definitely look awesome! Great Review!! Do you prefer just regular trail mix (like the kind TJs produces) to this?

    • Junk Male says:

      When I buy trail mix, yes I do pick up healthier one that has a variety of different nuts: cashews, almonds, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, Brazilian, etc. I never viewed these as true “trail mixes” – these are bags of candy with nuts, basically. Only the Oatmeal Cookie has any inspired flavors.

  2. Kaitlyn says:

    ugh i LOVE oatmeal cookies so i really want to try that version!

    • Junk Male says:

      Definitely should try it. It’s the only one worth the asking price. I mean the others are still bags of candy, but not even the finest candy. Look elsewhere for candy.