Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 1 min

I love nostalgia food -- and this one came from the late 1950's, early '60s. AND... this particular concoction was consumed exclusively by GIRLS when I was in school. Finally, I tried it (in a secret place where no one would see me!) and it was fantastic! In those days, they had the little 6-ounce Cokes in glass bottles. Now, I think the "new" (copycat) little Coke bottles are 7-ounces but that will work just fine. The second ingredient, a small pack of salted peanuts, is easy enough to obtain. The girls at my school always bought "Tom's" brand from the vending machine but that was probably a local thing. I told my daughter about this when she was in high school (the '90s) and she started the trend all over again because she and her girlfriends all loved it! Be careful not to choke when you try this! *.*

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour the small packet of peanuts into the ice cold coke and drink/chew.
  2. NOTE: This seems no good with a glass of Coke -- it has to be the little bottle.
  3. TIP If you want your cokes SUPER-COLD, stand them straight up in a cooler of ice (up to the necks) and then carefully pour some rock salt around on the ice. Be careful -- too much salt will cause them to freeze solid! Don't get salt on the caps or you'll taste it in the pop. This is an old Carnival sales trick.
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this is great! my daddy taught me this in the early 80's. he was a truck driver and would take me w/ him on short trips--we would have this treat every time. thank you for posting this it has brought back wonderful memories!

cookiemakin'mama July 01, 2008

Thanks for posting this heirloom snack. I was introduced to this, by a now deceased family friend, back in the early 1970s. He grew up in rural Texas in the 1930s, and I'm reminded of him,and his contribution to the S.F.bay areas infrastucture, as he was one of many who shed blood, sweat and tears constructing the "Transbay tube" While visiting his home, with my family, he told of this oldtime favorite, he saw that I was eager to try this concoction, and dispatched another visitor to the local liquor store, to assemble the necessary ingredients; cola of any sort and salted shelled peanuts. I prefer this now as an adult more than as a child. And Bone Man your recipe is identical to that of our friend's, but I've found it more enjoyable to pour the cola in a cup, and then add the peanuts, that way I can control the amount of peanut/cola with each sip, and not end up without any stray peanuts to be apprehended from sides of the bottle, in addition; I have a big mouth and appetite, so better accomodates both. I should add that my religion discourages the consumption of caffinated beverages, however, I had a craving, and was feeling I had one. It's been years, since doing so. While drinking this I googled Coca Cola w/peanuts, to see what anyone had to say about this combination, and here we are. Thanks Bone Man

868175 June 21, 2008

Thanks for helping me remember! I used to love this as a child and haven't thought about it in ages. I actually did this in the late 40's. Another thing we used to do was put a hole through the cap of the coca cola bottle and sip through that (not with peanuts, of course). Memories of the good old days are like sunshine on a cold day.

Senior Lady February 10, 2008