POP ROCKS and DOTS

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Offline Broca

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« on: 04/09/2003 03:30:43 »
The fact that Pop Rock candy has 600 psi of carbon dioxide in each little chunk is very interesting to me. I can not for the life of me figure out how they get it in there though. I also wonder how they make Dots, the ice cream of the future that looks like styrofoam beads.
 

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« Reply #1 on: 04/09/2003 06:31:35 »
Broca,

I recently saw a program on the food network, called "Unwrapped" that revealed the secret to "Pop rocks". Here are some insightful links to help. I couldn't remember all the exact details from the show, but this site tells all.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/question114.htm
http://www.dippindots.com/dd_info.asp

I couldn't figure out the pop rock ice cream until I saw that show. Now it all makes sense.

Ronnie
 

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« Reply #2 on: 07/09/2003 03:04:57 »
Thanks for the info. I think dippin dots are awful but kids love them. Way to cold!
You saw this on the food network eh? Did you "kick it up a notch?" :-)
 

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« Reply #3 on: 07/09/2003 03:48:53 »
Yup, as I was channel hopping, I would say, "Bam!" with each channel switch. [:)]
 

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« Reply #4 on: 09/09/2003 15:46:01 »
pop rock candy?[?]

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« Reply #5 on: 09/09/2003 17:19:37 »
Pop Rocks candy is the coolest. It's truly a scientific breakthrough. They're little candy granules in different flavors that crackle and pop like crazy when you put them in your mouth. There used to be an urban legend floating around that pop rocks and coka cola together, would make you explode internally causing death. Go figure.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 12/09/2003 04:35:29 »
There is another urban legend with pop rocks that goes with one of Ians Daddy topics. The one I suggested  he buy his girlfriend jewlery for.Life is amazing...Fact or fiction! ;-)
 

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« Reply #7 on: 12/09/2003 07:44:11 »
Hmmmm, very interesting. Thank you for the ... a'hem ... "urban legend". Think I'll have to "research" this further. [}:)]
 

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« Reply #8 on: 12/09/2003 10:54:49 »
quote:
Originally posted by Ians Daddy

Pop Rocks candy is the coolest. It's truly a scientific breakthrough. They're little candy granules in different flavors that crackle and pop like crazy when you put them in your mouth. There used to be an urban legend floating around that pop rocks and coka cola together, would make you explode internally causing death. Go figure.



Sure you're not thinking of the pigeon and baking soda? that is true, a pigeon cannot belch and thus its stomach would expand and eventually split! [V]

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« Reply #9 on: 12/09/2003 15:33:18 »
That's true. I once saw some punk kids at the coast throwing Alka-seltzer pieces into the air for the sea gulls to snatch...they popped and dove after a few seconds. Mean but fascinating.

This really was an urban legend about the coke and pop rocks. It was supposedly the kid from the Life cereal box cover that did this and died.
http://www.snopes.com/horrors/freakish/poprocks.htm

I love urban legends and look at those U.L. web sites sometimes to see what the most current U.L.s are.
« Last Edit: 12/09/2003 15:46:00 by Ians Daddy »
 

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« Reply #10 on: 13/09/2003 18:50:23 »
Someone should give those punk kids chocolate cupcakes iced with Ex-Lax.
« Last Edit: 13/09/2003 18:51:21 by Donnah »
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« Reply #11 on: 13/09/2003 19:26:00 »
Donnah! That would be just downright mean...heehee. [}:)]
 

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« Reply #12 on: 13/09/2003 19:36:22 »
I did put laxative in my husband's wine one time when I was mad at him.  Made me feel a lot better.  Of course, it was very cathartic for him too.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 13/09/2003 22:45:57 »
When I was a bartender, I would occasionally get a patron that I wanted to leave. Or, a waitress would complain about some rude drunks in her section. Instead of being forceful, I just carried Visene eye drops with me all the time. (It had other purpose as well...) A few drops into a drink and within a few minutes, it's potty time. Bar soap worked as well, but Visene was faster and undetectable. They usually paid the tab and went home soon after. [}:)]
 

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« Reply #14 on: 14/09/2003 01:20:56 »
quote:
Originally posted by bezoar

I did put laxative in my husband's wine one time when I was mad at him.  Made me feel a lot better.  Of course, it was very cathartic for him too.



Remind me not to get you angry with me...[;)]

Ronnie, where was that info when I worked in the bar?  I just made sure that their service was paced for their level of intoxication and/or their manners (which frequently went together).
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« Reply #15 on: 14/09/2003 15:11:58 »
I tried the Visine eye drops and they didn't work.  Then someone told me that the formula had changed, and that only the old drops worked that way.  Tried those on the ex boyfriend who had a drinking problem.  Thought it might convince him to slow down.  Alas, to no avail.  Had to get rid of the man.  If I'd only had some old Visine...
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« Reply #16 on: 26/09/2003 14:19:42 »
I'd heard that too. The formula change. I wonder what the old additive was that caused the... umm... Purge? Think I'll research this.

My mom gave her boyfriend (a real punk) some of that Asian tea once. He was CLEAN real quick and she felt better. You women can be pretty awful sometimes.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 27/09/2003 06:24:16 »
quote:
Originally posted by Broca

I also wonder how they make Dots, the ice cream of the future that looks like styrofoam beads.



I used to sell Dippin Dots when I worked at the zoo in St. Louis.  They are made by bubbling liquid nitrogen through the ice cream to flash freeze it into those little beads.  They have to be stored at really cold temperatures or else they'll melt and lose their novelty, hence why you can't just buy them at the grocery store.
 

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« Reply #18 on: 27/09/2003 14:11:48 »
Interesting. Thanks for the insight. I hope you haven't devulged a top secret corporate formula that could cause your life to be in danger. Then, I do watch way too many movies. [:)]

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« Reply #19 on: 23/02/2004 23:27:00 »
Dipndots are the best food ever, period, there like orgasmic!
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« Reply #20 on: 24/02/2004 19:25:15 »
Where's Ians Daddy?  I miss his insight and humor.


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« Reply #21 on: 27/05/2004 19:13:38 »
Did we ever find Ians Daddy?
 

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« Reply #22 on: 27/05/2004 19:19:10 »
quote:
Originally posted by Broca

Did we ever find Ians Daddy?



I don't even know him and I want him back !! (he was before my time)....I even sent him an email a while ago....but coming from me...he probably thought it was SPAM !!

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« Reply #23 on: 27/05/2004 19:21:40 »
Well, I've heard you've been called worse!  OOOOOoooo <kidding with ya neil>
 

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« Reply #24 on: 27/05/2004 20:24:10 »
Why you !!!! *cheeky giggle*...if you were next door I'd tickle you !!!!...and hey !!..I've called myself worse things too.....and Broca.........it's all true !!

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« Reply #25 on: 27/05/2004 22:38:29 »
Well, you deserve that after the "Brocolli" pun you twit!
 

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« Reply #26 on: 28/05/2004 03:41:17 »
OUUCH !!...*falls to floor and has tantrum* *hmmpth pout flounce*

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« Reply #27 on: 28/05/2004 17:39:55 »
Did I mention I have a black belt...now get up and act like a man! <laughing>
 

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« Reply #28 on: 28/05/2004 19:40:56 »
oooooooooh !!..belt !!...naughty me !!!

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« Reply #29 on: 09/08/2004 17:03:27 »
Did you know that the inventor of Pop Rocks ( my Father-in-Law) has sadly passed away.William Mitchell was buried beside his wife Ruth , in Vermont , last Monday, September 2nd. He was a very good scientist.[:(]
 

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« Reply #30 on: 11/08/2004 14:10:04 »
I am very sorry for your loss. I am sure he was a good man as well as a great scientist.
 

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« Reply #31 on: 11/08/2004 19:51:23 »
Ditto what Broca says HanMit.....condolences to you and your family.

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« Reply #32 on: 11/08/2004 20:10:57 »
thirded!

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« Reply #33 on: 12/08/2004 04:15:29 »
And fourthed.  Who's going to be around to invent cool new candy?
 

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« Reply #34 on: 12/08/2004 21:49:57 »
I was just told that Mr. Mitchell was on television a few weeks back. He was interviewed about pop rocks. I wish I had seen this. If anyone did please let me know.  Thanks.
 

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« Reply #35 on: 14/08/2004 15:16:17 »
hanmit...you made a slight error with your web link...here it is again http://www.william-a-mitchell.com/  ...thank you for telling us and sharing with us the website

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