Thursday, December 7, 2006

Pop Rocks Profile in Boston Globe

Pop Rocks played a large part in my recent novel, so I was thrilled to see this little tidbit article about the invention of Pop Rocks in the Boston Globe this morning:

Rock that candy shop
by Joanna Weiss

A little Q&A session with Marv Rudolph about Bill Mitchell, inadvertent inventor of Pop Rocks.

When Bill Mitchell died in December 2004, I read some obituaries, and they made him sound like a mad scientist. I knew the man. He had 44 patents in 35 years. Jell-O, Tang, Cool Whip.

You can buy the whole story in his book, Pop Rocks: The Inside Story of America’s Revolutionary Candy by Marv Rudolph. I think that might need to go on my Christmas wish list.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 8:54 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyCarbonatedNews

  1. has anyone ever made pop rocks ice cream?

    Comment by katherine abalus on 10/10/07 at 11:07 am #
  2. Pop rocks makes icecream toppers and chocoloate bars…..yummy you should try it.

    Comment by Kesha on 12/04/07 at 8:52 am #
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