ELENI'S COOKIES at Chelsea Market has a special on a three-pound can of shelled, salted peanuts for three dollars. I want to put some it in Zip Lock bags and freeze for a later time. Anyone know of any reason not to freeze them, taste, quality etc.?
I've never frozen peanuts, but I regularly freeze pecans and they turn out great for baking. I say go for it.
I remember, as a kid, eating this amazing trail mix at a friend's house, brought by relatives in AZ. They kept bags of it in the freezer, and after having it the first time, I insisted on only having it frozen. Tasted better.
I haven't eaten a frozen peanut (outside of ice cream) since, but I think you're safe to freeze em.
I agree it is fine to freeze nuts. My mom always stocked up when she saw nuts on sale so she would have them for holiday baking.
I try to keep pine nuts in the freezer so I have them handy for recipes and for making pesto.
Thanks for all of the replies. We just portion out the peanuts into Zip Lock freezer bags and they'll probably last us till next Spring.