Alright southerners explain this shit
29 years living in the south i have never seen anyone do this. I have been to the coca-cola museum many times and they don't even mention it there.
I call bullshit I think its just northerners making up stuff to make southerners look stupid.
ok, so the sweetness of the coke tastes nice against the saltiness of the peanuts. It is just something fun people did a long time ago. Older people will do it now, I guess it isn't terrible. More like the equivalent to a meme. Just a thing people did and went apey over. As far as people calling bullshit, I think maybe they are too young or maybe just didn't happen where you are from. I am 39 and my parents did this as teenagers in Starkville, Ms.
My granddad did this. It was kind of neat. You got a little bit of saltiness in your coke and some sweetness on the peanuts, so it turns out alright. It's a southern custom I might just try and resurrect.
Probably too lazy to crunch up the nuts so one guy jams it in the bottle to soften em up. Then it must've caught on.
Or maybe their teeth are sore from all the chewing tobacco they do in the South
I'm 20 and I live in Virginia and back in high school all the southern kids would do it. its still a thin in va so much so that at mom and pop gas stations nottels of coke are tapped to small packets of peanuts and sold for 1.80
30 from Arkansas, sup?
I lived in a small town with a convenience store. It had a restaurant and hardware store attached to it. Anyways, we were like the Sandlot gang. We'd walk up there barefoot like a bunch of hillbillies and get coke and peanuts. It was the thing that summer.
I've heard of it, I don't think I've ever seen anyone do it.
Also the article you posted asks the question "where did it start" and concludes with "we don't know."
I think that should be a warning sign.
i'll tell you how it happened
>some guy was eating coke and peanuts
>wanted to be able to do it one handed
>tried putting peanuts in the coke
bang, there, invented
it was likely done out of convenience not because some connoisseur found adding them together made a great snack