Virginia peanuts are known for their large size and crunchy texture. Feridies peanuts are cooked in pure peanut oil to ensure their healthful qualities and to maintain the peanut flavor. Originally known as The Peanut Patch, the company became nationally recognized for its Virginia peanuts as a finalist in the 1992 International Fancy Food and Confection Show in the categories of "snack foods" and "classic." Over the years, their super extra large gourmet Virginia type peanuts have become increasingly popular and have won several International Specialty Food Awards.
In 2005, the company was re-branded, and Feridies was developed, which comprises a piece of each of founding family member's last names (Alice & Paul ShafFER, Judy & Bob RIDdick, Jane & Ted FrIES).