I love old fashioned things. I really do, and as cool as technology is, I'm often more impressed with classic old school than I am with the latest new gadget. Sometimes cool old things are items, books, or places and a really cool place in my opinion is downtown Lansing's Peanut Shop. Heck yes, this place is awesome for a bunch of reasons, the first of which is it harkens back to a day when people had wonderful fresh roasted nuts for a snack instead of some dumb power bar that tastes like glue. You walk into this little charming shop and you're instantly greeted by scents so mouth watering you'll be hard pressed to leave without buying something. Fresh roasted nuts of every
kind and various candies are on display, each one looking a bit better than the last. My favorite is a big bag of warm peanuts in the shell. As an original Planters Roasting Facility long ago the Peanut Shop has a cool old look and is adorned with cool Mr. Peanut knick knacks as well. I'm not even a huge candy person, yet I'm tempted every time I go in there to buy a bag of cinnamon bears or swedish fish or something cool like that. This place has been downtown Lansing for a very long time, so many locals know it, love it and trust it. Visitors that find it are sure to have a new favorite unique spot in downtown Lansing. So yes, gotta love the old school and peanut shop is that. I guess I just find that things from back in the day had a lot more class and charm, call me nuts (ha ha) if you want to. Well that's my 2 cents, and maybe I'll see you down at the Peanut Shop (119 South Washington, downtown Lansing), I have to get in there soon and get some Cashews for my Dad for Christmas.