I love sour flavors. My daughter is right there with me so it was difficult for her to part with sour candy. But part with it she did. We gathered all the sour candy including funny sour french fries. We added a quarter cup of water to each candy and let them sit long enough to dissolve. Only Nerds really dissolved, everything else just started to melt. We predicted the sour patch kids would be the most acidic candy since it tasted the most sour.
Then we added 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. The more acidic the candy, the greater the fizzing will be. The smarties gave a nice fizz. It didn't last very long though.
Nerds fizzed a lot and for a very long time.
The french fries fizzed a lot at first but not for long.
The sour grape was a dud. It barely fizzed at all.
The sour patch kids fizzed well and for a long time.
The super sour jaw breaker fizzed a lot but didn't hold it's fizz. Once the outside coating was dissolved, it pretty much stopped fizzing.
In the end, our prediction was not correct. Nerds fizzed the longest and the most. We all talked about why this might be and decided that it was because they were also the smallest candy and was the only one to really dissolve in the water. Next time, we could crush them all or cut them up so they dissolved in the water.
Guess what we are doing next year!!