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#1 Old 07-20-2011, 07:26 PM
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I heard that some people like to put peanuts in their Dr Pepper. Is this true? I'm a [email protected] yankee, and don't know. Thank you.

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#2 Old 07-20-2011, 07:36 PM
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I must say that I have never done this myself, but I know people that have. It must be a Southern thing.
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I've lived in North Carolina my whole life, and I have never heard of this.
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#4 Old 07-20-2011, 08:25 PM
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Peanuts in Dr. Pepper? So the bottom of the glass/can/bottle just gets full of peanuts? Or do they float like sprinkles? Weeeeeird, that sounds frightening to me
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I read about it in two different books. They weren't travel books in the South, but they were Fiction books with charecters from the South who did this, and wasn't sure if it was "for real" (people actually did this, and the writers incorperated it into their books) or not (writers made it up out of thin air). LacyLou, thanks for you answer. At least I know, it's happened.

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I've heard of people putting in Coca-Cola, but have never met anybody doing either one.
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http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/20...d-peanuts.html

I've lived in the South for more than 25 years but never heard of this practice before reading this thread.

Seems to be true.

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To wit, Barbara Mandell sings in her early ’80’s hit “When Country Wasn’t Cool:”

“I remember circlin’ the drive-in/
pullin’ up and turnin’ down George Jones/
I remember when no one was lookin’/
I was puttin’ peanuts in my Coke/
I took a lot of kiddin’, ‘cause I never did fit in/
now look at everybody tryin’ to be what I was then/
I was country, when country wasn’t cool”

That said, Barbara Mandrell is a Texan, so while she used the word “Coke,” she could have very well been singing about putting peanuts in her Dr Pepper. No matter, placing peanuts in your Dr Pepper (or Coke) is done for two reasons. One, the peanuts make your Dr Pepper fizz. And two, it tastes good. The salt from the peanuts cuts the sweetness of the soda, plus it’s entertaining to have a bit of crunch in your mouth as you sip.

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Yup we used to do it back in Louisiana--like a salty sweet thing going on all at the same time. Kinda gross when I think of it now, but yeah--back when coke came in bottles and didn't contain HFcorn syrup, yup we did.
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Peanuts in a glass bottle of icy cold Coca-Cola( never tried it with Dr.Pepper). Haven't had this since I was a kid. Sounds like a strange combination, but I find it quite tasty. The saltiness of the peanuts with the sweet burn of the Coke is really good.
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Yup. It's more of a Deep South thing than anything else.
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Yup. I didnt like it though.

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Never heard of the peanut thing, but I once put Smartees in a beer and it started fizzing up and overflowing out of the bottle. That was kinda cool.
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Interesting. Never heard of this. I would put m&m's in my glass of milk when I was a kid. It made cool colored chocolate milk.
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It's a Southern thing? I thought it was just an old thing. I want to try it, though.
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Another weird southern thing (or maybe it was just my family) was slicing a popeyes biscuit in half and stuffing it full of M&Ms and reheating it in the microwave. The M&Ms go all gooey inside and the outer shell colour rubs off on the biscuit.
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I used to do it as a kid in Texas with coke. Some of my family still does it sometimes but I don't drink soda anymore so obviously I don't do it as an adult.
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Geeze, people. You're supposed to put peanuts in your RC Cola.
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Geeze, people. You're supposed to put peanuts in your RC Cola.

Don't forget the Moonpie....that is, if someone can find a veg*n version of it
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Did anybody else salt their watermelon?
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My dad does that, I think it's gross.
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Did anybody else salt their watermelon?

Yep, and my cantaloupe. Both are inedible without salt. I do not, however, salt my corn.
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Salty fruits and peanut soda...I'm gonna have to try this stuff.
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Salty fruits and peanut soda...I'm gonna have to try this stuff.

Don't forget boiled peanuts!
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Don't forget boiled peanuts!

Do you just boil them like you'd boil pasta? How long?
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Usually they are boiled in shell in a slow cooker/crock pot all day.

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Usually they are boiled in shell in a slow cooker/crock pot all day.

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Where do you get "raw" peanuts? Sorry about all the questions, but this is all somewhat foreign and exotic to me
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From the farms.

Honestly, I have no idea where you would get raw peanuts from if you aren't from peanut-growing country. Maybe try a specialty or a bulk foods store?
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You can also buy them in cans. Not as delicious, but satisfies the craving in a pinch. If you pm me, I'd be happy to send you a few cans.
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You can also buy them in cans. Not as delicious, but satisfies the craving in a pinch. If you pm me, I'd be happy to send you a few cans.

Thanks I've never seen canned peanuts. But I do think we have a nut farm in San Diego. I'll check it out.
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Thanks I've never seen canned peanuts. But I do think we have a nut farm in San Diego. I'll check it out.

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