If you have worn braces or know someone who wears braces, you are painfully aware that any sticky, hard, chewy or crunchy foods should be limited or avoided. According to The American Association of Orthodontics says that those of you donning braces should avoid caramel, nuts, licorice, jelly beans, hard pretzels, bubble gum, candy corn, and lollipops. As Halloween draws closer, all of the brace faces out there will be suffering. Thus, it is our job here at Bulkcandystore to ease the troubles of any brace wearer around.
Remember when you were a kid and you had those cool little wax bottles with juice in them? Of course you do! And did you know that you can still get them? Bet ya’ didn’t! Well, they’ve been around for a while and they are still as much fun as they were back then. Read to find out more about this classic chewy candy treat!
Hard to believe it, but are still some people out there that are afraid to eat Pop Rocks candy or will never eat them with a serving of Coca Cola. If you are one of those people, then fear not, we wrote this article especially for you. Years after the rumors have gone, the classic retro candy treat lives on.
UPDATED SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
Blast from the Past? History of Delfa Rolls
Are you young enough to remember the Delfa Rolls, also called Danish Ribbons? They used to be sold by a few convenience stores in the 1960s. They were pretty hard to find because they were imported from overseas. It was a lot of fun eating Delfa Rolls because you could peel off the strips and chew on them, or just pop the entire roll in your mouth and suck on it until it was gone. You got a roll of licorice that you could separate into four rolls.
Pop Rocks: Urban Legend Vs. Reality
The tall tale of deadly Pop Rocks came from the infamous Little Mikey, the cute face of the classic Life cereal commercials in the 70’s. The legend states that poor Mikey gobbled up a bag of Pop Rocks, and then decided to guzzle a can of Coke which “according to folklore” made Little Mikey’s insides burst like a microwaved egg. Have you tried this risky concoction? Is it risky at all? Let’s find out.
Contrary to popular belief, Pop Rocks candy does not contain an acid-based mixture, but a small amount of carbonation made from carbon dioxide, that produces large volumes of gas when mixed through chewing and saliva. Mikey was rumored to have died due to a stomach explosion after eating the candy and Coke mixture. The incident was and is completely false and the former child actor, whose real name is John Gilchrist, is alive and well. Even after much debate, Pop Rocks was still taken off of the market in mid-1980 due to the insidious rumor of Little Mikey’s death. Just a few years later Pop Rocks made their encore debut, rising from the ashes of mythos to fulfill their destiny as one of the most cherished hard candies of the century.
Pop Rocks, the carbonated popping candy, was invented by chemist William “Bill” Mitchell while working for the General Foods Corporation in 1956. He created the popular treat by mixing sugar, lactose, corn syrup, dye and artificial flavoring. The ingredients are heated, allowed to melt and then carbonized. Bubbles form as the mixture cools. As you eat the candy, the bubbles burst, creating the signature popping sensation. Containing less carbonation than half of a can of soda, Pop Rocks are a completely safe, tasty fun way for kids to enjoy candy. So will your stomach end up outside of your body if you happen to mix a pack of these popping candy treasures with a can of pop? No, we can assure you that although you may get a case of bubbly guts when adding more carbonation to these already fizzy rocks, your stomach and your life will still happily go on after the candy has gone.
So the light has been shed on the reality of the speculated hazards of Pop Rocks. The results are in and the conclusion is…drum roll please…there is absolutely no imminent danger in enjoying a pack of the iconic candy . Except of course, becoming utterly addicted to the sensational mouth tingling effects! Now that you’ve been correctly informed, its time to bring back the fun of Pop Rocks and divulge in the Bulk Candy Stores variety of Pop Rock flavors that your whole family is sure to love!
Come one, come all to the best candy store in town! I’ll be your sweeter-than-sweet-tarts hostess, Denise. This is a series, my friends, a series about candy buffets. A hush comes over the crowd. Eyes focused, ears perked, everyone is holding their breath.
It’s a holiday! There will be no dieting or calorie counting today. Put down the iPhone and pick up a martini glass because I’m going to give you a few recipes for sweet treats and delicious drinks to get you through your 4th of July party plans!
If I asked you to name two types of foods that people really love, undoubtedly candy and cereal would be near the top of list. It’s no wonder then that these two favorites can be combined to make unique and popular treats. Well, sometimes.
Many people like to wax romantically about days past and how times have changed. One of the things that I often hear about from these people is the price of candy.