Who would have ever guessed that dropping MENTOS® chewy mints into a bottle of soda would produce such a viral reaction? Steve Spangler describes the reaction as “this generation's reaction to vinegar and baking soda.” The reaction – a giant eruption of soda – is as mysterious as it is sensational. Although the phenomenon of dropping candy and mints into soda to release the carbonation has been around for years, it was Steve Spangler's Mentos geyser video from 2005 that started the chain reaction of flying soda.
- A roll or box of Mentos mints
- 2-liter bottle of diet soda (diet or regular soda will work, but diet soda is not as sticky)
- Piece of paper (or for a perfect drop every time, check out Steve Spangler'sGeyser Tube)