Thursday, October 02, 2014

PepsiCo Plans to Carbonate Granola Bars?!

According to Food Navigator, PepsiCo has recently filed a patent for making snack products that contain "carbonated 'fizzy' candy" What's "carbonated candy"? According to PepsiCo's quote in the Food Navigator piece,
"Carbonated candy typically consists of tiny sugar crystals containing highly pressurized carbon dioxide"
And when those crystals mix with saliva, they reportedly fizz (think pop-rocks).

Here's betting that when they inevitably do carbonate granola bars, the words "carbonated candy" won't appear on the no doubt health-washed front-of-package nonsense usually festooned on the fronts of Quaker's (a PepsiCo company) granola bar packaging.