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Why do southern people put peanuts in their Coke?

Why do southern people put peanuts in their Coke?

When work was over, many people did not have a place to wash up, so pouring the peanuts directly into the Coke eliminated the need to wash up before snacking. Drinking Coke while you chew on salty peanuts can certainly seem like a stretch as the perfect snack today.

What is peanuts and Coke?

Coke and peanuts. According to the National Peanut Federation's site, the practice likely originated in the 1920s, when workers with dirty hands didn't want to touch their peanuts, so they just dumped them in their Coke.