Mentos, the fizz maker

I am soooo going to show this trick to my kids.

Candy + pop + science = perfect combination. Even better than sparking wintergreen lifesavers. (And this one doesn’t involve blowing up stuff that could actually, y’know, really harm you).

And finally, since I’ve not participated in poetry pimpin’ at Scienceblogs yet, I offer an ode to Mentos on this, the closing day of National Poetry Month:

A Mentos Poem
by Rachel from Michigan

What can I say about Mentos,
They make my life complete.
They taste nothing like pimentos,
And is why I will eat…….them.

(More about the experiment on Steve Spangler Science).


  1. #1 quork
    April 30, 2006

    This is off-topic, but I know how you just love just-so stories.

    Evolution of laughter

    Evolutionary biologists have traced the origins of laughter back four million years to pre-humans slipping and stumbling in their first faltering attempts to walk on two legs…

  2. #2 coturnix
    April 30, 2006

    This is great! I loved that first movie there, where the poor TV woman got all soaked and he kept popping more and more bottles anyway, while profusely apologizing to her and calling her a mess! Hillarious!

  3. #3 CCP
    May 1, 2006

    a. note to self: stop at store for Mentos ‘n’ Diet Coke on the way home
    b. another, much less widely known source of eerie flashes of light: get some of those nose-holder-openers, Breathe Right I think…when, in the dark, you pull open the little paper packet holding each strip it flashes green!
    c. the above-linked article is nonsense. Humar began with farts.

  4. #4 Ginger Yellow
    June 6, 2006

    Space dust and coke works great as well. British comedians Adam & Joe did a smaller scale “experiment” using a prone Adam’s mouth as a test tube.

  5. #5 James
    June 22, 2006


    That poem is nice, what about this one.

    Coke is fizzy,
    Mentos are minty.
    Mix them together and they’ll get busy!
    Like a huge fizz bomb,
    You gotta check out!


  6. #6 Ammepopper
    December 14, 2007

    that is the best poem i have ever heard but if mentos is your life well then so be it hehe maybe you should get a life if mentos is your life

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