Ingredient of the week: Pop Rocks

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This week’s featured ingredient is the popular candy pop rocks! People are always shocked that we offer this ingredient, and it is definitely one of the most popular. For those of you who don’t know, pop rocks are a hard candy that creates a fizzy sensation in your mouth when you eat then, hence the ‘pop’. Amazingly, this will work even in our chocolate! Here are some interesting facts about pop rocks:

 

-They were first invented and patented in 1956 but weren’t actually sold to the public until 1975.

-There is a popular urban myth that if you eat pop rocks with carbonated soda, your stomach would explode. This is of course not true (I actually tried this on a bet from Fabian and Eric and remained unharmed enough to write this blog post.)

-The ‘pop’ sensation that you get when you eat them is created from pressurized carbon dioxide gas (same thing that is in soda.) When making the candy, they pressurize the rocks to 600 pounds per square inch to make sure that they explode in your mouth.

Let us know if you have any more additions for our list of ingredients. And as always, let us know what ingredient you think we should feature for the ‘ingredient of the week.’

Nick

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