Pop Rocks, one of the most popular candies on the market, pops and sizzles in the mouth, leaving a slight tingling sensation. This is due to the tiny high-pressure bubbles that become trapped inside the candy during processing. The candy dissolves in the mouth, releasing carbon dioxide from the tiny bubbles; hence the popping and sizzling.
Where are pop rocks modernly sold?
They are sold at many special candy shops, mostly ones that only sell candy. They are not sold at target, or places like that. But the cheapest place to buy them would be a dollar store, like dollar tree. I bought a pack of three for a dollar, vs a local candy store where i bought one pack for $1.10
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What happens when soda is mixed with pop rocks?
well because there is carbon dioxide in the pop rocks and there is alot of carbonation in soda it causes a reaction of foaming up. if you were to put a packet of pop rocks in a 16oz coca cola bottle and quickly put a ballon over it you would see how much carbonation is really there. so try it and maybe it will help you answer our question better!
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Is pop rocks exploding on your tongue a chemical reaction?
No, it is not a chemical reaction. Pop rocks simply melt in your mouth and release trapped CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) out into your mouth, and this release is what causes you to hear a pop, much as in popping a balloon. A chemical reaction requires a substance to chemically change. Since the pop rock simply melts, it can always be cooled and would re-solidify. If this were to be a chemical reaction, the enzymes in your mouth, or the water, would have to change the pop rock candy in a way that the atoms of the molecules that make it up would re-arrange to form CO2, leaving behind a totally different substance in your mouth after. Note that this change would not be easily reversible - another tell-tale method of detecting a chemical reaction.
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Why do pop rocks fizz in your mouth?
Pop Rocks are essentially hard candy (like Jolly Ranchers and Livesavers) mixed with an unusual ingredient: carbon dioxide. In normal hard candies, a sugary syrup is mixed, boiled, then allowed to cool and harden. In Pop Rocks, the boiled syrup is mixed again, this time with pressurized Co2, leaving air bubbles in the finished candy. When you eat Pop Rocks, the sugar dissolves in the heat of your mouth, popping the air bubbles and releasing the Co2 gas. This creates the unique Pop Rocks "fizzing" sensation.