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Consider Pop Rocks: that mysterious candy of your childhood you were kind of afraid of but still felt compelled to down by the packet. Every red-blooded American kid heard the rumor that if you ate too many, they'd kill you. Or if you ate a bunch and then drank soda, they'd kill you. Can we answer this question once and for all? Can Pop Rocks kill you?

Some unlikely things are true: onions are toxic to dogs, rice paper contains no rice whatsoever and there are as many chickens on the planet as humans. Now consider Pop Rocks: that mysterious candy of your childhood you were kind of afraid of but still felt compelled to down by the packet. Every red-blooded American kid heard the rumor that if you ate too many, they’d kill you. Or if you ate a bunch, then drank soda, they’d kill you. Can we answer this question once and for all? Can Pop Rocks kill you?

Yeah, but you’d have to mix them with heroin and inject too much. Short of that fun treat, no manner of consuming Pop Rocks will result in death. Pressurized carbon dioxide, the secret ingredient that makes something fizzy, is present in Pop Rocks at about 1/10th the strength of your average carbonated beverage. Or 1/20th the strength if you rock a SodaSteam like we do

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