Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Great Mentos Experiment

Being hopelessly behind the times, I was so psyched to read about the reaction that takes place if you pop a mint Mentos ("the freshmaker!") into a bottle of Diet Coke. Kaboom! It explodes into a great frothy fountain. Well, maybe "explodes" is a bit hyperbolic. It foams? That doesn't sound as exciting.

Anyway, I put my nieces up to the task. We sauntered down to the local general store and got two bottles of Diet Coke and a roll of Mentos. Here's the exciting result.

Now, of course, the next logical question is, what happens if you eat a Mentos and drink a Diet Coke? I tried to get my brother-in-law to give it a whirl, but he was feeling pretty humorless at the time. Or maybe he was just being a wuss.


Jeanna said...

I didn't know that Mentos did that. I thought it was just Pop Rocks. How many did you have to use? Did you shake up the Coke?

Patti said...

You just need one Mentos and you don't shake the Coke. Apparently it HAS to be Diet Coke, but I don't know that for sure. Have fun!

Lerb said...

It doesn't need to be Diet Coke. It's just that Diet is not sticky, so it doesn't make as much of a mess, so most people use that. Try using a whole roll of Mentos and watch it REALLY blast off!