Cracker nuts, also known as Japanese peanuts or Japanese style peanuts are a snack food made from peanuts that are coated in a wheat flour dough and then fried or deep-fried. They come in a variety of different flavours.
Cracker nuts are claimed to have originated in Mexico in the 1940s where a Japanese immigrant by the name of Yoshigei Nakatani invented "Japanese peanuts" (widely known in the Spanish-speaking world as cacahuates japoneses or maní japonés).
There were no such "Japanese peanuts" in Japan at the time.
The Mexican version's recipe for the extra-crunchy shell has ingredients such as wheat flour, soy sauce, water, sugar, monosodium glutamate, and citric acid.
Picard Peanuts is a Canadian company that produces Chip Nuts, a snack food brand consisting of peanuts that have a potato chip coating. Various flavors of potato chips are used in the product's production.