Can eating popping candy and drinking Coke make your stomach explode?

Cosmos Magazine


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Are you a fan or foe of popping candy? Do you enjoy the way it tingles and crackles, or does it put you off?

Whether or not you’ll have the lolly again, it’s hard to deny the feeling the first time popping candy hits your tongue.

Explainer: How does popping candy work?

How many other foods cause such a racket when they get to your mouth?

So, how does this novelty lolly work, and is it bad for us?

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