I'm a big Heston Blumenthal fan and I'd like to try one of his recipes, which requires pop rocks. The problem is that I live in Brazil and nobody seems to have heard about pop rocks and I really don't know where to get it. Any suggestions for a replacement?

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    I'd say you need to do some research among local children and find out what the things are called in Portuguese. This is a popular product, no reason why it hasn't reached Brazil yet. – klypos Jul 18 '12 at 0:28
  • www.cybercandy.com stocks them and ships worldwide. – ElendilTheTall Jul 18 '12 at 8:16

The method to make them is patented, and involves highly pressurized C02. Doubtful, you'd be able to find a replacement product. Online store maybe? shrug

However, you could try making a cheap home-made subsitute. Don't think it'd be an exact duplicate, might suffice for your purposes?

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you can order them on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Pop-Rocks-Units-Assorted-Flavors/dp/B003UPDBJO/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1342563858&sr=8-3&keywords=pop+rocks.

I'm sure they will ship.

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  • You beat me to it by a minute. Just curious, are they also that expensive when you buy them in a store? – Mien Jul 17 '12 at 22:27
  • @Mien, last time I looked, they were about the same. (not including shipping) – Cos Callis Jul 18 '12 at 21:58
  • @Mein: I get them in a box of 8 (0.85oz total) for US$1.50 at World Market. That price on Amazon is horrible unless the individual units are huge. (especially considering it's likely meant for reselling) – Joe Jul 19 '12 at 12:34

Sorry for taking your time, everyone. It turns out a visit to the candy store was all I needed. They've got the original Pop Rocks.

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