Ever heard of Popping Candy or Space Dust? It’s a sweet very popular with kids of all ages and comes in a range of colors that pop in your mouth when it comes in to contact with your tongue. This candy comes in a range of appetising flavours and tastes including orange, cherry, strawberry tutti frutti and cola.
Space Dust was prevalent in the late 70s but is more commonly referred to nowadays as Popping Candy. Regardless of whichever name you choose to call these sweets they are as delicious, fun and as popular as ever.
The idea of producing Space Dust was first conceived in 1956 by William Mitchell, a chemist at General Foods. However, Space Dust as a form of candy actually only came in to circulation in 1975. A decade later, Space Dust temporarily went out of circulation but four years later, Popping Candy finally reemerged enjoying sales that were even better than during its original heyday, making it one of the most popular candies on the market.Space Dust is primarily a type of carbonated candy comprising of ingredients such as sugar, milk, corn syrup, lactose and flavouring. It can also include chewing gum and bubblegum. Popular brands are Fizz Wiz that comes in three different flavours namely, strawberry, cherry and cola. Pop Rocks is a popping bubblegum which is also very popular.