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2008/08/09 21:58:07 (permalink)

put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola?

In the last year or so when I've mentioned in conversations about soda fountains and chocolate phosphates and such, the old thing of putting a handful of peanuts in your bottle of Pepsi or Coke so that you'd get some peanuts with each swig of pop, no one seems to have heard of this old "trick" but me.
Anyone else remember this?
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    Big_g
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/09 22:15:50 (permalink)
    Yep...but you put them in your RC cola.
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/09 22:16:26 (permalink)
    Peanuts should not be put in Pepsi. They should be put in Coke.

    Of course, that practice was when Coke was made with real sugar, so it all may be moot, now.
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/09 22:19:07 (permalink)
    I've done that too, but not since I was a kid.
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/09 22:23:27 (permalink)
    Never heard of this, but willing to try...

    Spanish or Dry roasted?

    Salted or not?

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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/09 22:27:51 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by fdaniels

    Never heard of this, but willing to try...

    Spanish or Dry roasted?

    Salted or not?




    Salted.
    Spanish or roasted are fine
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/09 22:55:02 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Sonny Funzio

    quote:
    Originally posted by fdaniels

    Never heard of this, but willing to try...

    Spanish or Dry roasted?

    Salted or not?




    Salted.
    Spanish or roasted are fine


    Definitely salted, otherwise, there is no point.
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/09 22:56:33 (permalink)
    Yes , peanuts and diet Coke ...
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/09 23:00:36 (permalink)
    Diet Coke? Surely an deliberate attempt at controversy!

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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/09 23:00:45 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by iqdiva

    Yes , peanuts and diet Coke ...


    Now, come on Sweetie. Diet Coke??? I think not!
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/09 23:05:23 (permalink)
    I know it .....Doggone it ! But,I have to Bushie... I can't have the sugar ...
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/10 03:03:27 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Bushie

    Peanuts should not be put in Pepsi. They should be put in Coke.

    Of course, that practice was when Coke was made with real sugar, so it all may be moot, now.


    It's still a good idea to do it these days. Though if you can find the kosher cokes I say it's better.

    Hmmm I wonder if my Mexican market has cane syrup cokes? I now gotta go find out!
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/10 03:13:40 (permalink)
    Back in 1971 I was stationed at Naval Air Station Millington right outside of Memphis. All the southern guys would get a bag of salted peanuts and a Dr. Pepper or a RC Cola out of the vending machine in the barracks and dump the bag right into the soda and suck it down. I tried it but it just wasn't my style.
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/10 05:31:07 (permalink)
    One bag of planters peanuts to one 16oz. bottle of pepsi. Thats how we did it back in the 60s.
    Regards
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/10 07:52:43 (permalink)
    You put a nickle bag of salted peanuts in a nickle bottle of coke. Oh, wait a minute. Those aren't around anymore. Never mind.
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/10 08:20:24 (permalink)
    Sonny,

    Thanks for the reminder about putting peanuts in cola. When I was a kid growing up in North Carolina, I used to put them in a bottle of Coke. If my memory is correct, and of that fact I am not certain, there were two sizes of Coke bottles. For some reason the small bottles seemed to taste better (with or without peanuts).
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/10 08:58:24 (permalink)
    Very interesting, i have never head of this before.... strange and intriguing, is it me or does this sound like a bit of a choking hazard......
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/10 13:23:22 (permalink)
    How about cashews in Coke Zero?

    I know...I am such a rebel. LOL

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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/12 22:21:33 (permalink)
    Used to have a mechanic that worked for us that would buy one of those Planters tubes of salted peanuts and put it in his beer.
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/13 05:35:54 (permalink)
    Hello All,
    Sonny, I used do this at my grandfather's general store
    when I was 5, back in 1960. Peanuts worked well in
    Pepsi, Coke, RC, Dr. Pepper and Double Cola. I never
    saw anyone try it in a Mt. Dew or Seven-Up or Tru-Aid,
    or Orange or Grape Crush soda.
    I quit putting peanuts in soda once they switched from
    bottles to cans.
    And today, they don't put enough salt around the peanuts
    to make it a good experience.
    Thanks for stirring up a memory.
    Take Care,
    Fieldthistle
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/14 10:12:23 (permalink)
    This is alluded to in "White Trash Cooking." "Drink and eat at the same time. It don't get any trashier than this."
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/14 10:16:19 (permalink)
    First time I saw this was when I was a kid and moved to western TN, and traditionally it was an RC Cola, but I knew folks who did it with Pepsi and Coke too.
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/14 10:17:43 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by KonaErnie

    Back in 1971 I was stationed at Naval Air Station Millington right outside of Memphis. All the southern guys would get a bag of salted peanuts and a Dr. Pepper or a RC Cola out of the vending machine in the barracks and dump the bag right into the soda and suck it down. I tried it but it just wasn't my style.


    My parents live in Millington. We know the Air Station well. And, my mother has been a peanut/coke drinking woman from way back.
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/14 10:24:08 (permalink)
    I did it in high school, Lance salted peanuts, GLASS bottled Pepsi. Barbara Mandrell comes to mind..(I was puttin' peanuts in my Coke....") We have a conveinence store that on occasion carries glass 10oz bottles of Coke, Pepsi, Thumbs Up(what is this?), you pay for them though, about $1.79. I treat myself on occasion with a bottle and a bag.
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/14 10:25:20 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Big_g

    Yep...but you put them in your RC cola.

    Don't forget the banana moonpie.
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/14 10:29:17 (permalink)
    I find this just odd.
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/14 10:36:31 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by jman
    You put a nickle bag of salted peanuts in a nickle bottle of coke.
    I'm originally from W TN (Memphis & Halls), but left as a child. I ran into this when I returned to go to college at , where we had both in machines in my dorm. At that time (1962) there was only one size of Coke, & it was probably made with real sugar.
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/08/14 10:37:27 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Buffalo Tarheel

    Sonny,

    Thanks for the reminder about putting peanuts in cola. When I was a kid growing up in North Carolina, I used to put them in a bottle of Coke. If my memory is correct, and of that fact I am not certain, there were two sizes of Coke bottles. For some reason the small bottles seemed to taste better (with or without peanuts).

    6, 10 and 16 oz I believe.
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2008/09/20 20:39:28 (permalink)
    I saw this and had to reply especially since the thread eneded on my birthday *L*
    But I've been putting peanuts in my Dr. Pepper since I was little learned it from my Dad, who for part of his life grew up in South Texas down in the vally to be percise. It always suprises people especially when I worked as a desk clerk in hotels and they'd see my bottle of Dr. P and the peanuts floating in it. I have guests from the south ask me if I was raised in the south and I'd say No Sir/Mam learned it from my daddy who lived in Texas for a while.
    My coworkers look at me strangely when I bring this in to staff meetings oh well I like it and I'm not stopping this practice.
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    RE: put peanuts in your Pepsi-Cola? 2009/01/13 15:08:39 (permalink)
    I grew up in Mississippi, and in the 1950s when we went on vacation in the summer in our Plymouth, my dad would stop at a "filling station", buy a 5 cent bottle of Coke and a little bag of salted peanuts and put them in the bottle of Coke. He was good to drive another 3 or 4 hours then! I have even seen him sprinkle some salt in his bottle of Coke if he didn't have peanuts. I used to like to see it fizz!
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