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FSU coach Jimbo Fisher drops peanuts in Coke, creates buzz

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A Florida State University coach is creating a buzz on social media for something he was spotted doing, dropping peanuts in a bottle of Coca-Cola.

During the recent ACC media days, Seminoles head Football Coach Jimbo Fisher dropped peanuts into his Coke, prompting a flurry of Twitter posts.

"Jimbo Fisher puts peanuts in his coke! I've never seen anyone actually do this," tweeted USA Today sports writer Laken Litman.

"As of yesterday, I had no idea peanuts in Coke was a thing. Southerners educated me," tweeted Matt Porter, who writes for the Palm Beach Post.

It turns out, dropping peanuts into Coke is an old southern tradition, according to Coca-Cola's website, which has an article about it.

"Folks from Texas to the Carolinas partake in the sweet, salty goodness, while the custom seems to peter out in Virginia and disappears entirely by Maryland," according the article.

John T. Edge was featured in the article. He grew up in Jones County, Georgia, where “any road trip was fueled by a sleeve of roasted and salted peanuts and a glass bottle of Coke.”

Edge is the Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the Center for Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi and believes the combo “was likely born of country store commerce. Think of Coke and peanuts as a prototype fast-food for the 20th century South," he said in the article.

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