I've posted a number of times about Deaf Smith County Peanut Butter, Deaf Smith County Peanut Butter and Yet more Deaf Smith County Peanut Butter. which is, alas, no longer produced. And I am not alone. Jon Krampner is working on The Book - Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food and I am looking forward to read:
CHAPTER EIGHT: Deaf Smith: What's Old-Fashioned is New Again
An account of Deaf Smith Peanut Butter, which hit the market in the early '70's, triggering a revival of old-fashioned peanut butter and introducing Valencia peanuts to peanut butter for the first time. Includes a look at Frank Ford, the unlikely pied piper of natural peanut butter, a crew-cut Republican activist, military veteran and member of Campus Crusade for Christ who drew hippies by the VW-wagon vanload to Deaf SMith County, Texas.