Food Hacks

Adding peanuts to Coca-cola is apparently the hottest new Southern food trend

May 25th, 2021

What is the weirdest food trend or hack that you have heard?

Social media has allowed us to share different food hacks and trends. In just a day, a post or an idea could reach millions of people around the world. No wonder it has been fun to try out food experiments.

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What is nice about sharing food trends is that people could also share food traditions, which will allow us to understand other people’s cultures and history.

It would also be amazing to try out other people’s recipes or food ideas.

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Have you heard about the trend involving salted peanuts and Coca-cola?

One of the viral food trends that we found got us thinking. How can this food combination work? Who started it, and is really as good as they say it is?

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Let us first find out where this all started.

We found out that this is actually a famous delicacy from the south, and if you are curious if it’s worth trying, then the answer is yes!

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Based on a post from The National Peanut Federation’s site, this food and drink combination originated in the early 1920s.

It is said that some workers didn’t have water readily available for them to wash their hands, so it was impossible for them to eat their peanut snacks.

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Then, for convenience, these workers started putting their peanuts in their bottle of coke and ate it this way.

They were surprised by the explosion of flavors!

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Word got out, and people have started doing this food combination, which has since been passed on to generations.

As usual, thanks to social media, this now-viral food trend had reached so many people, and all of them swear that this food combo is amazing!

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We get it, and it does make sense. The sweet taste of peanuts that is mixed with something fizzy and sweet? It’s actually addicting once you have tried it.

It blends so well, and you’d want to eat it again – that’s for sure.

However, people who have tried this have a warning for everyone.

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Don’t attempt to try it with diet coke or coke zero!

Apparently, if you do, it will taste very bad. It might have something to do with artificial sweeteners. Diet coke or coke zero only has alternative sweeteners; so they end up ruining the flavor of this southern treat.

The artificial reacts differently with the peanuts, so instead of giving it a sweet-salty taste, it turns out to be bitter and unappetizing.

Now that you know how it works, you have to try it for yourself to believe how delicious it is! How do you prepare this cool treat?

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Grab yourself a regular bottle of Coca-Cola and a small bag of salted peanuts. Pour the peanuts in your coke, let it sit for a while, and then enjoy!

Remember to choose salted peanuts!

Don’t forget to share this delicious food trend with your family and friends. Together, it will be best to enjoy this fizzy, crunchy, salty-sweet treat.

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

Source: The Veterans Site, National Peanut Board

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