We kicked of chemistry (the elementary version) with the classic mentos/diet coke eIxperiment. If you’ve ever read about this, the mixture of these two items is usually sort of spectacular. Problem, the only diet coke I happened to have on hand was the version that has Splenda. I bought this for a party some time ago and since I can’t consume aspartame and I suspected I might get stuck with this stuff, I chose the Splenda version. Trouble is it really doesn’t taste all that good, and so it’s been taking up space by my recycling can for a while. I thought it would be a good way to use up at least one can. But it turns out Splenda doesn’t react with mentos the way aspartame does. I thought the disappointment would be terrible. Then I saw what Pumpkin wrote in his notebook.
He read the ingredient list of the diet coke, put the proper name for Splenda down on his list and wrote this really cute thing about how people who like mentos would be really happy to know they could have diet coke if they wanted it. This from the kid who doesn’t like to write. Who knew?