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The Best Conspiracies Surrounding Mr. Peanut's Death

When the news came across my desk that Mr. Peanut had died, my first reaction, was, "Okay."

You wouldn't expect the 104-year-old peanut's death to move the needle, but believe it or not, he was trending on Twitter pretty hard earlier this week, ahead of even the impeachment hearings.

The press release we got said, "It is with heavy hearts that we confirm MR. PEANUT has passed away in a tragic accident in order to save the lives of his dear friends Matt Walsh and Wesley Snipes." Then it informed us that Mr. Peanut's funeral services will take place during the 3rd quarter of the Super Bowl.

Why they decided to kill off the longtime spokespeanut, we don't know yet, but plenty of people have had their theories.

We're willing to bet that Gary Vee had something to do with it, as his agency VaynerMedia, represents Planters.

Foodbeast's own Constantine Spyrou believes this is all an elaborate publicity stunt, which is probably the silliest conspiracy theory. The peanut is clearly dead. The topic did come up on the latest episode of the Foodbeast Katchup Podcast, and everyone gave their theories of what the heck is going on with the Estate of Mr. Peanut.

As mentioned earlier, Twitter ran wild with theories:

The Epstein/Government Theories

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Fire Roasted Theories

Many fans aren't falling for the death and going with Constantine's theory that this is all a marketing scheme for the Super Bowl. Our own Reach Guinto shared the same sentiments as the tweet above, that Planters is actually going to reveal a new roasted peanut flavor.

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Rising Like Lazarus

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Mr. Peanut is Still The Face of Capitalism

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Someone With Allergies Set Him Up

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Mr. Cashew

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Their YouTube video has already garnered 2 million views, and the video's comments were turned off for some reason. What are they hiding? Whatever it is, We'll find out Sunday, February 2, as that's when the big reveal will take place, and hopefully is worth the hype it created this week.