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The Man Who Turns Fizzy Drinks into Big Lollipops

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New Zealand-based artist Henry Hargreaves decided to show what happens after the water in a drink is boiled away. Once boiled, he then took the remaining substance, a mixture of sugar, colouring and other byproducts, and poured it into a silicon lollipop mould. “I thought lollipops were the perfect fit because to me that’s what a soft drink is; it’s kind of a lollipop dressed up as a soda, or a kind of adult lollipop.

Hargreaves says he wasn’t trying to be scientific about it. All the bottles were different sizes to start with. Instead each lollipop is based on a single serving. “This is what you get at the gas station or the convenience store for one person.

…“The other shocking thing was if you took the lollipops and put them into contact with water they became the drinks again”, he adds.

…“Coke was a really weird one because the rest of them were typically sugary lollies but the Coke one is almost volcanic and lava-y, and has this weird texture to it. I had to have three goes at doing it because I over-cooked the first two and they became this big blister of a bubble. It was so gross.”

Adapted from BBC.com


http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150813-the-man-who-turns-fizzy-drinks-into-huge-lollipops

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