Now, pop rocks have always been in the spotlight for various reasons, and no; eating too many Pop Rocks with Coca Cola can not hurt you (it has been scientifically proven), but the way they are made is pretty cool too!
Even though they were offered to the public for the first time in 1975 this really is the candy of the future. A simple sugar base (which is water, sugar, corn syrup and flavoring. This mixture is the base for just about all hard candy including, jolly ranchers and lollipops) is boiled to get rid of all of the water which leaves you with a pure sugar syrup. If you let this mixture cool, you would be left with a hard candy, but there is a special ingredient that makes Pop Rocks POP! Carbon Dioxide Gas (yes, the same thing that gives Soda Pop its bubbles) is added to the hot sugar. Once the pressure is released and the candy cools, the candy instantly will shatter into the tiny Rocks that are in each packet, but they retain the gas inside.
When you Pop these sweet and tangy little rocks into your mouth, the popping and fizzing fun comes from the Carbon gas being released from the candy. Add these little fireworks to drinks, cupcakes, pancakes, ice cream or anything to add a Pop Rockin’ twist to your day!