Sunday, June 19, 2005

Pop rocks and Coke...

My friends and I were at a gas station convenience store this weekend and, feeling a little nostalgic, picked up some old school candy. We saw Pop Rocks, and them all having heard me talk about urban legends, decided to get them, and some Cokes. After slightly freaking ourselves out about the possibility of our stomachs exploding, we simultaneously ate the Pop Rocks and then chugged the Cokes. None of us died, but we were suffering from belches for the rest of the evening.
Our little challenge to fate made me want to research this urban legend. Snopes.com reports it as false. This rumor has been going around since the late seventies after the candy was introduced. Little Mikey, the kid for the Life cereal commercial, did not die from eating the candy and drinking soda as he was rumored to have done. Instead the makers of Pop Rocks have done serious PR work to make sure this urban legend is reported as false.

1 Comments:

Blogger Tanya said...

It's funny, this story was probably my first introduction to urban legends. I don't even remember where I heard it the first time. But I remember that for the longest time when I was younger I used to be afraid of mixing Pop Rocks and Coke. It wasn't until I was in highschool that I finally decided to try it. I didn't die, but I did get a massive sugar rush after having a whole pack of Pop Rocks with a whole can of Coke. Maybe this one was created by some parents as a way of getting kids to avoid such large amounts of sugar.

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