Many traditions we can trace back to their origins like the pairing of french fries and ketchup, or why we kiss under mistletoe but one strange food and drink pairing has people scratching their heads and asking, "How did we get here?"
No one really knows who came up with this pairing or how they convinced others to try it, but one thing we know is people in the south have been putting peanuts in their cokes since the 1920's. Some say farmers would put peanuts in their coke so they could have a snack and a drink at the same time while continuing to work in the fields.
Regardless of how it began, it's been around long enough that someone came up with a coca-cola cake with peanut frosting recipe to mimic the taste.
Still, folks on Twitter can't quite wrap their noggins around these southern shenanigans,
Putting peanuts in a Coke is a Southern tradition https://t.co/njGgjVqUy7— NowThis (@NowThis)1533150180.0
Even folks from the south aren't buying it.
@nowthisnews @woodypaige I’m southern and this just looks nasty. Whole lotta NOPE!— Meh... (@Meh...)1533177211.0
I've lived in the south since 1979. Performed all across it since 1998 and have never ONCE seen this shit. https://t.co/PlbxTevgA9— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi)1533152078.0
Enough. Let’s settle this shit. #PeanutsAndCocaCola https://t.co/y9hNwugr4F— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi)1533159954.0
But others swear by it.
@mkford79 @nowthisnews If you haven’t tried peanuts in Coke, you haven’t lived. Don’t knock it until you’ve tasted… https://t.co/BGmkHWlUYz— Woody Paige (@Woody Paige)1533181044.0
@roywoodjr You SLEEP! I’ve seen it a million times! Mostly Memphis and Mississippi though.— Randy S. Henley Jr (@Randy S. Henley Jr)1533181445.0
@roywoodjr @ReaganGomez I'm from country, country NC and my parents did this with Coke or Nu Grape soda in the glass bottle.— The Mrs (@The Mrs)1533173360.0
@mrssays @ReaganGomez @roywoodjr Ain’t gotta be too country. I’m from Charlotte and moms did it.— Austin Mackey (@Austin Mackey)1533174345.0
Some folks aren't from the south or even America and they are doing it.
@mrssays @ReaganGomez @roywoodjr My parents born and raised in California they did this in the early 60’s passed it… https://t.co/v4S4htzBnW— motrod (@motrod)1533174567.0
@motrod1221 @mrssays @ReaganGomez @roywoodjr My moms family does this! We're in California and they are from Mexico… https://t.co/ZmVtnzhio7— Laura D. (@Laura D.)1533239782.0
And it wasn't just peanuts and cola that brought back the memories, folks started remembering all kinds of stuff.
@roywoodjr Loved this as a kid. Almost as good as chocolate gravy with biscuits and sausage for breakfast.— Seedsower99 (@Seedsower99)1533157848.0
Yes, chocolate gravy is a thing!
@roywoodjr Not my grandma's recipe, but similar: https://t.co/7yscTH7R7T— Seedsower99 (@Seedsower99)1533158374.0
And how about those Kool-aid soaked pickles?
Or perhaps we could interest you in Kool-Aid pickles? https://t.co/tTNoiShJNR— NowThis (@NowThis)1533226733.0
We imagine there are many more where this came from.