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In the height of this blazing hot summer, people are searching for any way possible to beat the heat, even resurrecting an age old tradition. Proving life in the south is a lifestyle of its own, southerners have brought back the nearly century-long tradition of putting peanuts into a bottle of Coca-Cola.
While no one knows which southern state began the tradition, origins of the refreshing treat date all the way back to the 1920s. Making an appearance in the ’60s New York Times Bestselling novel The Secret Life of Bees, the treat is inherently southern.
So how can you get in on the refreshing summer fun? The treat is not one to skimp on the sodium for. To heighten the flavor combination and combat the sweetness of Coco-Cola, tradition calls for salty roasted peanuts (and trust us, the saltier the better).
Lovers of the treat recommend a regular bottle of Coke be paired with a small full-sodium roasted bag of either Lance Peanuts, Tom’s Snacks, or Planter’s Peanuts.
So what do you think? Would you try it out? Let us know in the comments!