Peanuts in Cola…Really?

It sounded like something I would have made up as a joke, but sadly, it wasn’t.  

The headlining title on one of the ‘foodie’ e-newsletters I receive suggested putting roasted, salted peanuts in a bottle of cola as a snack idea that combined sweet and savory.

The article mentioned that “nobody knows who exactly came up with this inspired idea of putting peanuts in Coke, but the pairing is guessed to go as far back as the 1920s”.

I don’t even know where to begin with that one…

Nothing remotely nourishing about that concept, yet very offensive to the body; why someone would eat and drink those items on purpose, I just don’t know.    A nice blend of corn syrup from the cola combined with a large dose of anti nutrients via the peanuts, it sounds like nothing more than a recipe for a migraine, some joint pain and a bad case of GI distress all wrapped in one.

Um, no thank you.