Runner type peanuts are most widely known for their uniform kernel size which allows for even roasting. Runners are most commonly used to make peanut butter.
Virginia peanuts are used in the majority of gourmet peanut snacks, because it is the largest of all peanut types.
Spanish peanuts are used predominately in peanut candies due to its smaller kernel size. Spanish peanuts can be distinguished by their red skins.