I recall going into Sears (Sears and Roebuck) at that time. The aroma of the kiosk that served nuts was outstanding. It was hard to pass them up because of the smell. A lot similar to popcorn when you smell it popping. I do not know when Sears and Roebuck quit doing that kiosk but it sure was popular about 60 years ago.
They always had hot red skin peanuts, cashews and many others in glass cases.
Paul E. Smith