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“I remember Granddaddy sitting around the old country store down the road from the house,” says John Masters of Tampa, Florida.
“Granddaddy would take a few good swallows of Coke, then tear off a corner of one of the little single serving bags of Tom’s peanuts, make his hand into a funnel and pour the peanuts into the Coke.
This is the shortest logo to be used by Pepsi and was a logo for special edition cans, from 2006 to 2008.
This is also the last time in the drink's history the text is uppercase.
In mid-2010, all Pepsi types began using the same size smile as the main Pepsi logo.
Pepsi Wild Cherry and Pepsi One continued to use the 2003 logo, until 20, respectively.
As for when and where Coke and peanuts first got together, there were several possibilities. Edge, Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the Center for Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, 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 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.” Although there’s no written record, the first package of peanuts may have been poured into a glass bottle of Coke as early as the 1920s.
In February 2003, the logo was revamped, with a more modern font and the Pepsi ball drawn in a more three dimensional fashion (a version of the Pepsi globe imported from the rare 2001-2003 Pepsi logo). It officially ended in 2008, with the introduction of the new logo, but the version below continued to be on cans until 2006.
Southerners in the United States are a unique and eccentric group, as evidenced by the fact that we will fry anything that will hold still long enough and our favorite sport is watching a bunch of guys and a girl drive 200 miles an hour while making a continuous left turn.