Ingredients Are Not What Cause Pop Rocks To "Pop"

Ingredients Are Not What Cause Pop Rocks To "Pop"

There's nothing special or unique about the ingredients in Pop Rocks. Yet, this sweet candy crackles in a way that's unlike anything else. The thing that makes it pop is not any one ingredient, but the way the candy is made. Get more details in the video below.

Why Pop Rocks "Pop"

The ingredients in this candy are simple and ordinary—and they're not what give the rocks their "pop."

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Are Pop Rocks Dangerous?

What would happen if one of the candy's "pops" were a little too big?

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Why Does Popcorn Pop?

A popcorn kernel won't pop in your mouth like Pop Rocks will, which is probably a good thing.

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