I have here a bag of 200g of allegedly salted peanuts. The contents state 95% peanuts, vegetable oil, salt.
So that means ten grams of the contents are oil and salt. Well, each is coated with a thin film of grease, true, but that should still leave a high level of saltiness. There is barely a hint. It can't be cost. Of those three ingredients, salt must surely be the cheapest. Either someone at the packaging plant has pre-licked my nuts or this is trying to make me healthy by the back door.
Good thing I have my own supply.
It still says on these packets "Warning: Produced in a factory which uses nut and sesame ingredients". I'm glad to hear it. If I bought a pack of peanuts from a factory that didn't use nuts, I'd be wondering just what the hell was in it.
You'd think, by now, someone would have pointed out that it's not really necessary to warn those with nut allergies that a bag labelled 'Peanuts' might contain nuts. They're really not likely to buy it, get home and think "Damn, there are nuts in this pack of peanuts. Why is there no warning? All it has on the packet is the word 'peanuts' and a photo of about five hundred nuts."
On the other hand, someone could get a lot of compo from doing exactly that nowadays. I wonder if there's any mileage in complaining about a lack of saltiness? Probably not.