ABC News Breaks the Mentos Story… only three years late!

This story came across my Google alerts today from the crack team at ABC News... "Science of Mentos-Diet Coke Explosions Explained." My fingers couldn't click on the link fast enough. New research finally explains this amazing phenomenon? Here's the opening sentence of the story... The startling reaction between Diet Coke and Mentos sweets, made famous in thousands of YouTube videos, finally has [...]

A First Look at the Geyser Tube

Our new Geyser Tube toy made it's first public appearance at the Toy Fair in New York this morning. If you've ever tried to do the Mentos Geyser experiment, you know that it's tough to a handful of Mentos candies into the bottle of soda before it starts to erupt. The Geyser Tube is a trigger device that holds a stack [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]