Something Southern: Coke

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!