MoonPies—Part of the Working Man's Lunch
Another famous American food pairing is a MoonPie® with RC Cola. Marc says the sweet confection was invented by the Chattanooga Bakery Company to meet demand from local coal miners.
"One of the salesmen [asked the miners], 'Is there something that you want?' They said, 'We want something filling and something that fits into our lunch pail,'" Marc says. "The moon was coming up, and he said, 'I want it to be as big as the moon and twice as thick.'" That's when they invented the first official "moon pie"—two graham crackers filled with marshmallow and dipped in chocolate!
So how did RC Cola get involved? At the time, Marc says RC came in bigger bottles than Pepsi and Coca-Cola, so it was a natural choice. "[RC] cost 5 cents. The MoonPie was 5 cents, so for 10 cents, it was called the working man's lunch."