Bertie County is home to three different river systems: the Roanoke, Chowan, and Cashie Rivers. The Roanoke and Chowan serve as the western, southern and eastern boundaries of the county, while the Cashie River bisects the county from northwest to southeast. In fact the Cashie River runs for over 55 miles at depths up to 80 feet, all in Bertie County! Early settlers dealt with all this water by building canals, bridges, and ferries. Today only one ferry remains in the county, and it is one of the few one car, cable driven ferries still found in North Carolina. This beautiful location on the Cashie is known as Sans Souci, or "without worry". And, folks take that name seriously as they use the Sans Souci area for water skiing , swimming, fishing, grilling, and dancing. In fact, from early spring to late summer the waters of the Cashie at Sans Souci are often covered by a thin layer of smoke from the campfires and grills. So sit back and enjoy these smoky hot peanuts, and think of lazy days on a slow moving river right here in Bertie County!
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Dec 21, 2013 | By Sandra Garrett
Really liked the smokey flavor of these peanuts. Very different from others we've tried. Will be ordering again.
Dec 25, 2013 | By Russell Taccone
The Sans Souci nuts were excellent. Bought a 30 oz and a 10 oz ( for back-up) to have for the family gathering over the holidays. The 30 oz jar was opened and I had to leave the room briefly. When I returned I noticed they were nearly all gone ! I decided I'm saving the small jar for me ...
Feb 5, 2014 | By Kenneth Williams
Fresh peanuts with great seasoning - always delicious and will definitely order more!
Smoky Peanuts are Awesome!
Feb 9, 2014 | By Cathy Badini
These peanuts are great! Spicy but not too spicy! I would definitely purchase again.
Smoky Sans Souci Peanuts
Feb 27, 2014 | By James Eaton Jr
This peanut has mild heat. I liked the flavor.
Great Smoky Flavor
Mar 27, 2014 | By Jane Boger
Of all the flavored peanuts we've tried, the Sans Souci are the best.
A little spicy with a hint of smoke
Mar 31, 2014 | By Kenneth Schulte
GREAT! Sent some to my son in St. Louis.
favorite seasoned peanuts
Jul 22, 2014 | By Kelly Simmons
My husband and I are HUGE fans of the new Smoky Sans Souci flavor! These are definitely a pantry staple for snacks, salad toppings and sharing with guests IF we feel like sharing them :)
Aug 19, 2014 | By Rita Clonts
Don't ever change this recipe or stop making these smoky, spiced-just-right sans sous peanuts. TOP DRAWER!
Another home run
Aug 23, 2014 | By Mike Nelson
Another winning taste combination. Kinda smokey, kinda spicy. A great snack.
A Big Favorite
Nov 21, 2014 | By Sandra Garrett
We really liked these. The smokey flavor was just enough to enhance the spiciness without overpowering it.
On the Money With These
Dec 5, 2014 | By Charles Wilson
Best seasoned peanuts I've tried. Just the right amount heat and smoke.
Feb 5, 2015 | By June Keistler
My co workers & I are hooked!! A jar doesn't last long in the office. Wish I could purchase locally. The negative is s&h is high, however they do ship fast.
Owner Response:Check out the new search function on our website to see if there is a retail location near you.
Feb 20, 2015 | By Ann Clarke
I have ordered the sans souci nuts many times in the past, and this last shipment did not seem to have the same seasonings as the previous ones I love. Something seemed to be missing. They tasted more like the sea salt and black pepper. I wonder if the recipe changed? These are my favorite nuts, but this last shipment was a bit disappointing.Sorry.
Owner Response:We're sorry the product you received did not meet our high standards. We will be in touch regarding our 100% guarantee.
MY NEW FAVORITE
Feb 20, 2015 | By AMANDA WILLIAMS
I JUST TRIED THIS FOR THE FIRST TIME AND LOVE THE SPICY SMOKEY TASTE. ITS MY NEW GO TO SNACK.
Nov 8, 2015 | By cecile
just the right amount of heat and a wee bit sweet - these were demolished in record time (2 days!)
Dec 9, 2015 | By Jack Thomas
New San Souci peanuts are fantastic, great seasoning, yet the peanut taste comes through, well done.
Sans Souci Sans Smoky
Dec 11, 2015 | By Ken Kosko
This is the first Bertie product I have been disappointed with. When the word "Smoky" leads the title, you expect a nice, rich, smoky taste. These fail to deliver that. The hint of smoked food is rather underwhelming at best.
Owner Response:We're sorry to read that you do not like our Smoky Sans Souci. They are an up-and-coming seller, and most folks indicate that they like the smoky flavor. But, we'll honor our guarantee, so we'll be in touch.
Smoky Sans Souci lacks flavor this year
Dec 14, 2016 | By Pennsylvania fan
After enjoying the Smoky Sans Souci peanuts for several years, we are disappointed in 2016. They taste almost like unsalted peanuts! What happened to the great seasoning? Our friends who receive them as holiday gifts will also be disappointed.
Owner Response:We're sorry you found the peanuts to not be to your liking. We'll be in touch regarding our 100% guarantee.
Smoky San Sous
Feb 4, 2017 | By Joseph Rhyne Jr
This blend of spices and the peanuts is the best I have ever eaten. Just the right amount of spiciness and peanut flavor.
Mar 10, 2017 | By Rick Stevenson
When on a mission trip to Windsor back in January, we had a chance to visit the peanut store. Ordering these has been a bonus. Great peanuts.
Aug 15, 2017 | By Ron Kinsey
Best peanuts on the market. Nice and crunchy and very flavorful!
Dec 18, 2017 | By Janet
Thoroughly enjoyed my first jar of Bertie County Fried Peanuts - Smoky Sans Souci flavor. Tried 3 varieties & this was the hands-down favorite. DEE-lish-iss! Noticeably fresher & crispier than canned nuts, without being at all greasy. If you like a little heat but nothing overpowering, this is the flavor for you. VERY tasty indeed. Will definitely order again - yum.
Meeting Snack 2
Mar 1, 2018 | By Ronnie McNeill
A variety of Bertie County peanuts were provided as table snacks for a long, three day meeting. The smoky Sans Souci peanuts were the favorite among about half the crowd. They commented that the slightly smoky/ spicy/savory combination was addictive. All of the Sans Souci nuts were gone by the end of the meeting.
Smoky Sans Souci
Mar 8, 2018 | By Steve Rierson
Great spicy peanut. We buy these as Christmas gifts and keep some to eat ourselves.
Jun 2, 2018 | By Sybil taylor
My first taste of your peanuts came about last year after a friend visited and bought me bachelor bay flavor and I enjoyed it .I notice that the ones I ordered were not as big but still delicious so I decided to try two other flavors and I enjoyed them as well
Nov 22, 2018 | By Rhonda Spencer
I have been buying gifts from you the last couple of years. Was a little disappointed these peanuts went on sale as soon as I bought them. Will wait a little next year! My brother and husband loves them! See ya next year.
Jan 8, 2019 | By Steve Woodcock
Smoky San Souci peanuts are awesome, and always a requested gift. Just ordered more for the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl snacking!
Smoky sans souci and chocolate brittle
Feb 15, 2019 | By Leslie Richardson
Both products were very good and promptly received.
Great peanut flavor!
Mar 18, 2019 | By Toni L Wetzel
These are just the right amount of salty and spice. I can eat much spice and these are just right. I use them in a trail mix too with chocolate covered raisins and it's yummy!
Apr 29, 2019 | By Big Jim
You cant go wrong with their products. I have ordered several times for myself and my office with ZERO complaints. Thanks BCP!!
Jun 23, 2019 | By scott hammond
I liked these I just wish there was a tad more seasoning
Dec 9, 2019 | By Dave White
smokey sans souci
Dec 15, 2019 | By Harry Hunkele
They taste very good. I got the 30 oz. jar since those 9 and 10 jars seemed to small and cost more besides. They are pricey but taste wonderful.
Mar 2, 2020 | By ELIZABETH MARTIN
these are delicious! wish I had ordered more.
Apr 28, 2020 | By Sula McCurdy
After sampling the Bertie products in a shop in a mall in Raleigh, I have either bought them on line or when in Goldsboro area, buying them in shops. My only mistake is not buying enough when they are on sale to me. If you think you would like them, don't buy one jar, buy at least two. I have learned to buy the Blister Fried by the case of 30 oz jars. I now find I need to that with Sea Salt and Pepper and the San Souci!
Apr 29, 2020 | By Glenn Jaffe
These are delicious and addictive. I love that I am able to support a NC based company that makes great products and has a great story.
Apr 29, 2020 | By Stacy Surratt
These are the best flavored peanuts! I can't get away from this flavor! So so so good?
Jun 2, 2020 | By Liz Poole
Like all Bertie County peanuts, these are amazing. Lightly smoky, a little spicy and no weird aftertaste -- just pure goodness!
Smoky Sans Souci
Jun 30, 2020 | By John Frantz
Love the touch of smoke. These are the ideal snacking peanut.
Aug 24, 2020 | By Toni L. Wetzel
I can't do anything spicy, so these were perfect as they have just a hint of spice to them, great if you mix with something sweet too!!!