About Us

Peanut growing leaders since 1979

Ontario’s first family of peanut growers

Peanut growing leaders for over 40 years, our history goes back to 1979. This was when the Picard family first introduced peanuts to the sandy soils of Southwestern Ontario’s Norfolk County. Backed by owner Jim Picard Jr. and his family’s years of Canadian food industry knowhow, Picard Peanuts is home of the original Chip Nuts™, loved by young and old. Selling our products online and in-store, we focus our entire peanut growing operation around the needs of ingredient and ready-to-eat snackers. This ensures that discerning taste buds are satisfied throughout Ontario and far beyond.


We never settle for anything less than truly fresh peanuts, and nor should you! That’s why we offer a 100% guarantee as standard.

40 years
of experience

Nobody knows nuts like Picard Peanuts! From our indulgent peanut brittle to our outrageously good Cookie Nuts, experience excellence in every crunchy bite!

Serving 15k
customers a month

You deserve stellar customer service. That’s why our peanut growing company provides total transparency from order to delivery.

What we do

Since 1979, Picard Peanuts has been a staple part of the Canadian peanut growing industry. We initiated the first commercial shelling plant in the Great White North. Owned and operated by Jim Picard Jr. and his family, the company is famous for producing the original Chip Nuts™ alongside over 150 other products. These include jumbo cocktail peanuts, extra fancy Virginia redskins, Ontario-grown Valencia peanuts, and much more.

Why we do it

Our peanut growing company exists for one key purpose. In a nutshell, we want to continue growing and selling the best possible fresh peanuts. We also continually strive to research new and innovative products to expand the Picard Peanuts portfolio even further. Nothing pleases us more than our loyal and highly valued customers going nuts for our nuts! Feel free to shop online but if you want to visit us at any of our six famous blue barn locations throughout Southwestern Ontario, stop by and say hello!

Peanut pioneers

From peanut clusters, peanut brittle and beernuts, the Picard family grew the product line to over 150 products during the 80’s and early 90’s. Expanding our Ontario retail presence with six iconic blue barns, 2012 saw the business split into two separate and unique companies. Picard Foods and Picard Peanuts are now healthy competitors both committed to serving the best quality confections and freshly roasted peanuts in their own unique ways.

We’re the leaders in Canadian peanut growing for a reason!

We love the bulk peanuts and bulk confectionery we produce. So do our customers! Read what others have shared about their experience with Picard Peanuts.

I’ve been coming to this store since I was a kid. One of the best shops to get gifts for people of all ages and any occasion. So many different flavours of chip nuts and peanuts to pick from. This place is always my go-to for birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, thank-you gifts and snacks for myself when I just HAVE to have some crunchy goodness. Always fresh and lots of stock available. Their sweets are on another level... don’t forget to check their vintage candy section at the back too.

The peanuts are always awesome from chip nuts to clusters, from a single bag to a beautiful gift box/ arrangement. You can get gummies and retro candy too. I can always find a gift or two.

When we lived in Simcoe we fell in love with all the treats Picard’s has to offer. We come back to visit often and always stop in to stock up on our favourites: sugar free candies, chip nuts, chocolate bark, and chocolate peanut butter drops.

This is the best snack shop bar none. The employees are so nice and helpful. The chip nuts are amazing and they have a great variety of sugar-free items. Nostalgic candy brings back old memories and it's a nice drive to get out to the store. Plus I like the samples...

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