Small town shop makes sweet treat sold worldwide
Flavor Favs: Mrs. Annie's Peanut Brittle
SAN ANTONIO – Peanut brittle, pecan brittle, peanut patties, and peanut butter, are just some of the products sold and made at Mrs. Annie's Peanut Patch in downtown Floresville.
It was all started by Annie Sanchez years ago when she was walking door to door for the Census Bureau.
I came to this farmhouse in Marcelina, and it was Rex and Amy McClowsky, " Sanchez said. "She said, 'Come on in, we are making peanut brittle. Would you like to learn?'"
Since then, Sanchez was hooked, and in 1987, she started Mrs. Annie's Peanut Brittle.
Word of mouth and visiting every festival helped spread the word about the sweet treat and soon distributors were calling, asking to sell the peanut brittle.
Now, the small shop prepares orders to ship out all over the world.
So, what makes this brittle so good?
It is made fresh in single pots every day.
"It's just in how you handle it," Annie Sanchez's daughter, Valerie Sanchez, said. "It's the love that you put into it."
After cooking, it's poured onto a cooling pan, then broken and packaged.
Annie Sanchez never dreamed her products would become so popular, and has enjoyed sharing this sweet treat with everyone.
"If you have something good, stick to it," Sanchez said.
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