Pop Rocks

Pop Rocks and Coke is an urban legend about a kid who mixed candy and soda and exploded.

Pop Rocks

Pop Rocks is a flavored candy candy that snaps and crackles in your mouth. There was famous commercial for Life Breakfast cereal that used to air on TV years ago. It starred a kid known as “Little Mikey”. In the commercial, Little Mikey became famous as the kid who will eat anything his older brothers put in front of him.

After the commercial aired, an urban legend began to spread that Little Mikey had died after eating an unexpectedly lethal combination of Pop Rocks and soda. Apparently, they caused a build-up of gas inside his body that caused him to explode.

This was only an urban myth of course, since pop rocks and coke aren’t powerful enough to make you explode and the actor who played Little Mikey is still alive and well.

The funniest thing about it was that the rumor became so widespread that the company that makes Pop Rocks had to spend thousands of dollars in advertising trying to convince people that pop rocks were safe to eat! I wonder if anyone has ever been killed by Diet Coke and Mentos…


  1. xXxGrrrrRawrxXx says

    Haha that’s funny and I’ve wondered about this too when I heard of it.

  2. DeathPrincess says

    My classmate said that he did ever mixed Coke and Mentos. He opened the bottle and put the Mentos mint candy inside. Aaaannnddd…… He said the Coke burst out from the bottle just like a volcano. I just can’t believe it. I never know that it’s strong enough to blow you up. :/

  3. Dead Puppet says

    it is not scary after all…
    so dumb!!!
    and i didnt get the video poprocks and coke…
    i thought the boy gonna explode!!

  4. xX-WolfScratch-Xx says

    Pfft! Where the heck did people get the idea that pop rocks and soda make ypu explode! That’s so stupid! xD

  5. MerrBearBallet says

    i ate pop rocks last week, but i hate anything carbonated. And i love that kids commercials. my lil bro showed them to me

  6. ohcrud says

    LOL i remember that myth xD i was scared to eat pop rocks and soda together…I still don’t >.>

  7. pinkKaygana says

    yes, someone HAS been killed by diet coke and mentos. and this thing is NOT a scary story, so what is it doing here!!?! >:( totally ruined this website.

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