why do people put peanuts in coke

First take a few swigs of the soda and when there seems to be enough room in the bottle, pour in a package of salted peanuts. Many diehards insist that you've got to do this in a glass bottle, not plastic or a can, for the full effect. And sticklers will tell you definitely no Diet Coke, Coke Zero, or other brand substitutions allowed. Nobody knows who exactly came up with this inspired idea of putting peanuts in Coke, but the pairing is guessed to go as far back as the 1920s.


I've heard stories of busy Southern farmers who didn't have time to break for lunch and would eat this on their tractors while in the field. References to salted peanuts in Coke pop up in historical fiction including
The Secret Life of Bees, and other stories about the American south during the 50s and 60s.


This flavor combination is so beloved that you can even find some unique recipes that riff off the combination, like Coca-Cola Cake with Broiled Peanut Icing ( ). But drinking Coca-Cola with salted peanuts isn't only about the genius pairing of sweet and salty flavors; it's about the experience, and knowing that your taking part in a tradition that has gone on for generations.


Have you ever tried peanuts in Coke? Got any fond memories of the combination? About the author: PB J-loving kid that grew up to be the founder and president of of all natural flavored peanut butter. Lee is a graduate of Vassar made with peanuts, tree nuts, and seeds.


When he's not working, eating, flying or writing, he enjoys scuba diving and training elephants. Several years ago I gave a friend a cookbook for his birthday called. Some of the recipes I remember from there: Peanuts Coke: put peanuts in Coca-Cola, drink and chew at the same time. Won't stick to your mouth peanut butter sandwich: peanut butter and mayonnaise.


I think they also had a potato chip sandwich. Four-can casserole: one can Campbell's mushroom soup, three cans of something else (they told you the exact brand), mix together, pop it into the oven. But they also had real recipes for things like squirrel and possum, and for some Southern foods like hush puppies, collard greens, biscuits.