500 Soda Geysers at NSTA Convention

Thousands of science teachers found their way to St. Louis for the 2007 National Science Teachers Association convention, and we wanted to make sure they had something to take back to their students. So, we loaded our trucks with experiments and products from the website along with 5,000 rolls of MENTOS stuffed into plastic test tubes and headed for the Gateway [...]

First Geyser Tube Now Available – Powered by Mentos

We're excited about the official launch of our new Spangler Geyser Tube. Think of it as the perfect Mentos loading device to trigger a 30 foot geyser of soda. Just load the Mentos candies into the tube, lock the nozzle in place and pull the pin. Okay, it's bes t to pull the pin and then run away. The Mentos drop into [...]

Mentos, Apple and a Huge Mess

You're thinking about an apple and I'm talking about the company. I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Apple in Cupertino, California last week to speak with some of their employees about our business. During the presentation, I shared some of the history of the Mentos Geyser and how we used iMovie and our blog to teach people how to make [...]

Mentos Geyser Hits the Classroom… But Some Teachers Don’t Get It

It has the potential of being the most popular science fair project of all time. The Mentos Geyser is definitely fun to watch, but some teachers are missing the opportunity to use the activity to teach science. Over the last few weeks, I've received emails from students explaining that their teachers are forbidding them from doing the Mentos Geyser as a [...]

Mentos Made Best of Web 2006

It's probably no surprise that the Mentos and Diet Coke phenomena made Google's Best of the Web in 2006. We were honored to have a clip of our video included in their year end review. I think it's interesting to see how the original experiment changed over a very short period of time. As you watch the video, you'll see that the [...]

Steve Spangler Unwrapped? Food Network Pays a Visit

Just the thought is scary... but I'm talking about the popular show Unwrapped on the Food Network. Producers from the show called to see if they could get a better look at the science behind the Mentos Geyser Experiment and to see if they could get a sneak peek at our new line of Geyser Tube toys. Not only did they [...]

The Mentos Question on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

I was sworn to secrecy... but now that the show has aired, here's the question we helped write for the show: In an experiment popularized online, what candy creates an explosive geyser when dropped into a 2-litre Diet Coke bottle? A) Skittles B) Mint Mentos C) Atomic Fireballs D) Lemon Heads This question was asked on a special College Week episode of Millionaire. The participant got it [...]

Geysers Galore – 700 Learning Experiences at NAEYC

The Mentos Geyser made history once again as the star attraction at the NAEYC 2006 Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the rumble of the crowd in the exhibit hall, you could hear someone from the Spangler Science booth yell, "GEYSER!" followed by a few screams and cheers of excitement. The "geyser" was actually the eruption of a two-liter bottle of Diet [...]

Mentos and Soda Mix – An Erupting Business

In addition to being the Business Columnist for the Denver Post, Al Lewis is now a fan of the Mentos and soda mixture. Al called last week with questions about our recent license agreement with with Italian confectioner Perfetti Van Melle, the maker of Mentos. His column entitled Mentos-Soda Mix a Mint for Scientist looks at the business side of the [...]