We Southerners have a reputation for laziness in certain sectors. One of the most well-known is in how we deal with soft drinks. All soft drinks/pops/sodas (for you Yankees and midwesterners) are Coke.
I actually come from a Coca-cola family (my great granddaddy owned a Coca-cola bottling plant in the Mississippi Delta forever ago), so it’s definitely Coke products in my family. There’s a family story about one of my mom’s uncles who was playing around on the catwalks and fell INTO the vat of grape syrup. He was purple for A MONTH.
This is another quirk of the South…putting salted peanuts in your Coke! I know, it sounds wonky, but don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it!