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My hubby left for work this morning. There was a little tension in the air.
Well IM not Southern but it is kind of gross
My son-in-law does weird stuff like this. I think it might be more a man thing than a southern thing.
Either way, it’s a sickness. . . : )which means you can’t leave him for it. . .
havent heard of the peanuts and coke- but I do know that Fritos and Buttermilk are TOTALLY Southern. either way- yuck!!
Yes, yes, yes!! This is definately a Southern THING! I haven’t had it in a LONG, LONG time, but I was just thinking about it the other day. I’m sure my husband would have a similar reaction as you did, though.
One of my most vivid memories of 5th grade is of my teacher having peanuts in her Pepsi (always a glass bottle) EVERYDAY!
I’m gobsmacked! Coke is like…sacred to me and violating it with peanuts is just….WRONG!
Hilarious! Yes, it is a REAL southern tradition. My mom (a Georgia peach) first told me about it when I was in high school. My mom is in her fifties so I’d guess that it is a older tradition and yes, it sounds weird but is good- I’ve tried it.
I’ve heard of it and even seen people who do it, but I am not a coke drinker so I never have. I’m a Texan so I’m in love with Dr. Pepper, sans peanuts thank you.
Yes, it’s true. And it’s good. Not as much fun as coke and poprocks, though.
It is true. I am not a big peanut eater so I never tried it but my Dad always did that. He is a big Dr. Pepper drinker so he put peanuts in his Dr. Pepper and as someone else wrote it was always a glass bottle. It would not suprise me to call and find out he has had this in the last week or so…
It seems your many of your commenters/commentators think this is a normal Southern tradition. This Georgia Peach (home to Coke and lots of peanut farmers) has never heard of it. I’m not saying it is not some known Southern tradition but I have not heard of it.
This is a southern thing and it is a great treat! I say don’t knock it til’ you try it to all of you saying eww gross!!
It is an old southern thing. Ever heard the old Barbara Mandrell country song ‘I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool’? In the song she sings about putting peanuts in her coke.
The only thing diving into my diet coke (Pepsi is my preference) is that awesome Sonic ice…or in a pinch the crushed ice from our refrigerator door. Which I affectionately blog is Useless Brown Water!
Nothing, my friend, is as gross as dipping your french fries in your frosty…that is what my DH likes to do. Bleck!
Becky, the maid
I have heard of it… and seen it done. I still think its gross. But it is prevalant in the South. There you go… LOL
I was born in the southern but wasn’t raised there but that is totally gross. Did you try it?
LOL! That’s hilarious. I hear it’s a thing in the central south (Kansas, etc).
Okay, here goes.
Yes, I’ve heard of it.
Yes, I’ve tried it (usually in Diet Coke).
And yes, I LOVE IT! And I agree that it’s best in a glass bottle.
It’s not just a deep south thing, cause I learned it from my Texan Momma.
it’s definitely practiced in rural areas of NC and AL
It’s true but my DH favors peanuts in his beer. For real. PMS cocktail anyone?
I just asked hubby and he said he’s heard of it and he’s from Idaho!!!! I still say yuck, gross, gag.
I’m with you.. Gross!
Never heard of that before! But I’d be willing to try it!
Oh my gosh this is so totally a Southern thing. I can not believe y’all have not heard of doing this. I mean its as Southern as an RC Cola and a Moon Pie. Even though I don’t like Moon Pie, or peanuts, but it is a very very Southern thing.
I have heard of it and on the one occasion I was in a bar with my mom she put peanuts in her coke! I tried it and it wasn’t bad but I think I will stick with ice in my coke.
Yep. Totally a Southern thing. Valarie was right on – RC Cola, Moon Pies, Coca – Cola and Peanuts, all. I have never actually had this concoction but I have watched my parents do it.
Happy Day to ya!
Gotta give your Hubby this one. It is a Southern thing and I thought it was pretty well known, LOL, but it sounds like you weren’t the only one grossed out by it.
I have heard of it, but not sure where. My hubby is known for putting crackers and cheese in his coffee. Try not to picture it, its gross. And even after 12.5 years of marriage, I am still grossed out by it. But for some reason I buy him his favorite crackers to put in his coffee. Ahhh, what we do for love!
I’m from way North. I have no idea, but I will say this: bwahahahhahahhah.
May the Lord let this be your greatest trial.
I like odd things like that so I might try it.
How odd for your hubby to do that after 14 years of marriage. Well I guess it’s true what they say, you learn something new everyday. I have never heard of that but I am a california girl. I will ask my hubby when he gets home, he is from georgia.
WEIRD… very WEIRD!!!!
I am with you! I have NEVER heard of such a thing, but then again I am not exactly a southern belle. I am a HUGE coke fan though and you have gotten me curious. I’d be willing to give it a try.
My mom was raised in AL and I remember her doing that when I was younger and Coke came in those smaller glass bottles. She also melts cheddar cheese on her apple pie (what a way to ruin it, I think!) and crumbles cornbread in buttermilk.
It may be because I’m an Aussie, but I have n.e.v.e.r. heard of anyone doing that.
I’ve heard of adding mentos, but not to consume afterwards…
Yes, it’s common. Sick and wrong, huh?
The weird thing is not that he did it, but that he did it so non-chalantly after 14 years.
I can understand your shock and dismay. Just when you think you know someone…..
BTW – don’t try dumping peanuts into Diet Coke. It’s nasty.
The best thing for Diet Coke, (and I KNOW these things. Just ask Queen B) is PEANUT m&ms;, but not IN the Diet Coke.
Hmmm..hmmm. The breakfast of champions.
From my understanding of the tradition, to be done correctly this should be done with a glass bottle and not a can. Glass bottles are still sold. Here in Middle of Nowhere, GA, they are quite easy to find. However, I will have to say that this is a tradition that was practiced mainly among the older folks. Perhaps your dear hubby is really a well-perserved 72-year-old man named Cecil who has been lying to you all these years. I would have him investigated if it were me. )
I’m not southern so this probably doesn’t mean anything, but I have never heard of that. Do you chew the peanuts as you drink or do you keep them all in your drink like ice until you are done and then eat them?
Oh yes, my southern hubby claims it’s wonderful. Of course, he also thinks a banana sandwich should be made with mayo instead of peanut butter. (He also declares this is a southern thing.) Yuck!
I love this! Yes, it is very southern. I am talking about Paula Deen is high class southern, possum pie southern. It has to be in a glass bottle Coke for the full effect. It is wonderful. Let me ask you a question. Have you ever eaten something salty and thought I need something sweet and vice versa? Here you have the salty and sweet combined. My mom taught me this trick when I still had a bottle. You shouldn’t knock it until you have tried it.
I’ve never heard of this before – ICK!! =)
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