Step 3: Step Three....... Mixing the Fizzy Stuff

This part is easy.  All you do is put the 1 tsp. citric acid, the 1 tsp. baking soda and the 2 tsp. powdered sugar. 

You can dip your pinkie in the powder and then lick it.  It feels so cool!
I just tried making Zotz (not on a stick) based on your recipe, and these are my questions: <br> <br>1. I bought the &quot;sugar free&quot; hard candy package from Loran and it was way too sweet. I have already bought a bag of Truvia to make my second batch, but need to reduce the sweetness of these sugar free products. What can I add to increase bulk without increasing sweetness? <br> <br>2. I used a hard candy mold, filled halfway up, and let harden a bit, then made an impression and added the powder. Unfortunately, the powder starting fizzing when I added the second layer of melted candy. Anyway to keep the baking soda from fizzing when you &quot;top it off&quot; with more hot candy?
Hmm. I have only tried this with sugar and corn syrup. I'm not sure about the first question. But the sugar substitute might set off the citric acid, so you might be out of luck.
Where did you get all that citric acid??
is there a way to do this without using molds?
@puppiesrock, check out scoochmaroo's <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Cough-Drops/" rel="nofollow">cough drops instructable</a>. she made her own molds using a pan of powdered sugar. perhaps you could modify that idea. @building king, thanks!! i miss zots!
oh that looks interesting. ill try it! thanks :)
Did you and did it work?
Just buy some molds...they're super cheap...maybe $1 each? At most. Usually you can buy them in sets for a few bucks. Go to your local craft store or baking/restaurant/cooking supply store and pick some up!
You can actually make your own mold if you want to. I made one of the molds I have. Just get aluminum strips and bend it to the shape that you want to. I deleted the reply before this but all it said was you have to use a mold.
oh ok thanks alot!! :p
jalapeno........on a stick <br>
Where do u get citric acid?
You can get it at grocery stores...either in the baking needs section, or if they have stuff for canning (a lot of stores have big canning supplies displays this time of year). If you can't find it at a local grocery store (I've even seen it at Wal-Mart), then try a baking/cooking/restaurant supply store. Also, craft stores that sell things like cake baking supplies also carry citric acid. Good luck in your search!
You can buy it fairly inexpensively at winemaking supply places, even some beer making supply places have it. Or, if you're willing to wait for delivery, you can usually find the lowest prices on ebay. It is used in the manufacture of cheese, specifically mozzarella, so some rural dairy suppliers carry it. It is also used to make fizzy bath bombs so you can often find it in craft stores too, just make sure it is food grade.
At your Friendly Local neighborhood drug store!
Oh, ok, thanks. I was thinking chemestry kit when i saw citric acid, and i didn't think of canning supplys! thanks.
I get the citric acid from a canning supply-place. They use it for keeping fruit and such fresh.
you can maybe use ascorbic acid instead and get it at walmart... it is sold to keep fruit from browning right near the pectin
I found Zots again at World Market in Richmond VA in the vintage candy section. OK, I'm now officially old. Where were the lavender pastilles? They did have clove and teaberry gum though. I only wish I had thought of this! I have all the ingredients in my cabinet..... Hmm....perhaps an unexpected &quot;pop&quot; in some gelatin.....Another mad scientist dad fail in the making! Thanks!
Lavender Pastilles? I've never heard of them...what are they? Sounds interesting!
How is it I've never heard of zots? I love fizzy sour things and I love candy. This one wins a vote from me!
You're probably too young to remember Zots!
I am waiting for the approval of the contest(s). I am in the stuff on a stick and dadcando contest. Please vote for me on both!
Uh, I was going to vote for your entry to &quot;on a stick&quot; contest but I didn't see the entry. You may want to check that..........
I am waiting for it to be moderated. I published it about two days ago so it should be on the contest pretty soon today. The only rules are that it has to be food.... on a stick. I think mine are food..... on a stick. Also voting hasn't started yet but it will in about two weeks.
ill buy one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would sell them, but I don't know how I would get it to you. If I mailed it, there is a possibility of it getting broken, or moldy, etc. If you find a way I will be happy to sell them to you.
for the mold plastic wrap for the breaking thing bubble wrap
I can't wait to try this! You have my vote.
Fantastic thanks for sharing, I know suckers can be easy to make but I haven't yet made them. I look forward to making them fizzy! You're Awesome, thanks for taking the time to put this together.
I also recently found Zotz and Razzles at a local store. Razzles were fun, is it candy or is it gum??? Who knows. But Zotz were the best. I never could wait to get to the middle, so I always crunched it to get that fizz. And for some reason I loved how they came in the strip of 5. I wondered how I could make these at home. This is great! Thanks.
Guess what? I tried to &quot;Crunch&quot; these home made zotz and they are really tough so unless you get a hammer, the only way you can get to the center is by licking it!
STUFF ON A STICK!!!!!!!!!!

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