Retro Charlotte

Retro Charlotte: Lance factory historic photos

The Lance plant at 8600 South Blvd. 1980.
The Lance plant at 8600 South Blvd. 1980. The Charlotte Observer

1931: Philip Lance, a Charlotte food broker, was stuck with 500 pounds of raw peanuts. He roasted and sold them for a nickel a bag. They were so popular that he branched out into making peanut butter. His family spread the peanut butter between two crackers and the rest is snack-time history!

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