Being from the South, I was raised on boiled peanuts. They have been a snacking staple for as long as I have memories. It was quite surprising to me when I learned that these little treats are a Southern thing, and not necessarily loved the whole world over! I started boiling my peanuts in a bag years ago. With as much as we boil peanuts in my family, I started making up little "kits" that I could throw in the crock pot. I'd simply pull one out the night before, and have delicious peanuts by game time the next day! Once my friends saw how simple it was (just add water), they started asking me to make bags for them to take home.
What was simply my way of boiling peanuts has evolved into Porter's Boil-The-Bag Peanuts!