Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Diet Coke and Mentos

This is all over the net, but I think Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda did an excellent Diet Coke & Mentos video. With several tests, they confirm that fruit and sugar-free Mentos work about as well as regular sugary minty Mentos. Also, the various varieties of Diet Coke (C2, Zero, CFDC, didn't try Diet Coke with Splenda) are all good, though Caffeine-free did the best. The soda bottle was strong enough to hold the pressure when the lid was screwed back on quickly. Multiple Mentos aren't required; one will catalyze the de-fizzing of most of a whole 2-liter bottle of coke. That's about all I can remember from watching the video once.

Time to go to the grocery store.

There are, of course, other videos such as this one, which is really funny.


Nate said...

Just the other day at the grocery store I was trying to remember why we were talking about Mentos a few months back. It's all clear now.

Steve said...

Well, we did the scientific thing and ran some of our own experiments last night. Don't think I've ever gone through that much soda in so short a time (6 2-liter bottles, each taking about 4 seconds to empty). We need to get our vids online.