So, for basically all of my life, I somehow presumed that "dry roasted" peanuts were somehow healthier than regular roasted ("cocktail") peanuts. I mean, they're "dry," that means less oil, which is healthier, right?
So here are the Nutrition Facts for Planter's cocktail peanuts (left) and dry roasted (right):
So the dry roasted variety has 10 fewer calories. But that is curious, because it has the same amount of fat but has twice the sugar. Weird.
Ingredients for cocktail peanuts: peanuts, peanut and/or cotton seed oil, sea salt.
Ingredients for dry roasted peanuts: peanuts, sea salt, sugar, cornstarch, monosodium glutamate (MSG), gelatin, torula yeast, corn syrup solids, paprika, onion and garlic powder, spices, natural flavoring.
Well there you go. I think I'll go with the cocktail peanuts.