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Gobstopper
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Scan of a split single-colored jawbreaker candy showing layers of sugarGobstoppers, known as jawbreakers in the United States, are a type of hard candy. They are usually round, usually range from about 1 cm across to 3 cm across (though much bigger gobstoppers were once widely available) and are traditionally very hard.

The term gobstopper derives from 'gob', which is United Kingdom slang for mouth.

Gobstoppers usually consist of several layers, each layer dissolving to reveal a different coloured (and sometimes different flavoured) layer, before dissolving completely. Gobstoppers are sucked or licked, being too hard to bite without risking dental damage.

Gobstoppers have been sold in traditional sweet shops for several decades, often sold by weight from jars. As gobstoppers dissolve very slowly, they last a very long time in the mouth, which is a major factor in their enduring popularity with children.

Manufacture
Main article: Cold panned process
Gobstoppers are made by slowly depositing layers onto a core (such as a single sugar grain or anise seed). Gobstoppers are made in large, rotating, heated pans. The candies take several weeks to manufacture, as the process of adding liquid sugar is repeated multiple times (more than 100 times over two weeks to make a one inch ball). Colour and flavour are also added during the panning process.


[edit] Everlasting Gobstoppers
Main article: Everlasting Gobstopper
The Everlasting Gobstoppers sold under Nestlé's Willy Wonka Candy Company brand were first introduced in 1976 by Breaker Confections, and are named after the Everlasting Gobstoppers in Roald Dahl's children's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (and the movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, which was based on the book). In Dahl's story, Everlasting Gobstoppers are purported to last forever.


[edit] Exploding jawbreakers
In 2003, a nine year old girl in Starke, Florida, Taquandra Diggs, suffered severe burns, allegedly from an exploding jawbreaker [1][2].

A 2004 episode of the Discovery Channel television program MythBusters then demonstrated that heating a jawbreaker in a microwave oven can cause the different layers inside to heat at different rates, yielding an explosive spray of very hot candy when compressed; MythBusters crew members Adam Savage and Christine Chamberlain received light burns after a jawbreaker exploded.

Links here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gobstopper
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If so would you still get those candy jawbreakers after knowing all this?
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Eat it in winter then u wont' have a problem w/ heat That's kinda scary...
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Azn_Boi wrote:

Eat it in winter then u wont' have a problem w/ heat That's kinda scary...


i ate small jaw breaker...oh wait I HADN'T TRIED IT!! because my friggin lil bros eat both of them ~_~
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They tested this on mythbusters.
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speedyturtle4 wrote:

They tested this on mythbusters.


yep and it exploded
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um..........its a jawbreaker......!
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we have jawbreakers that are as big as a fist where I live
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Gaburiera-chan wrote:

we have jawbreakers that are as big as a fist where I live


wow...speechless
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ConRong wrote:


Gaburiera-chan wrote:

we have jawbreakers that are as big as a fist where I live


wow...speechless


yeah, since they're so big people just suck on them or they'll choke

they last a couple of days and are pretty cheap
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Gaburiera-chan wrote:


ConRong wrote:


Gaburiera-chan wrote:

we have jawbreakers that are as big as a fist where I live


wow...speechless


yeah, since they're so big people just suck on them or they'll choke

they last a couple of days and are pretty cheap



so none exploded huh damn lol
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I don't eat hard candy =_= I only like chocolate
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litoanilvr wrote:

I don't eat hard candy =_= I only like chocolate


*nods* SAME HERE!
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A friend gave me on before, I sucked on it for what seemed like forever Well, 30 minutes, then it was lunch time and I spitted it out. [Mind you, I made a few attempts to bite it]
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i always try to bite it..it hurts my teeth so bad!!!! i dont like them anymore now..its like a challenge and they always win..grrr, plus i would prefer if the flavors were different
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There's a T.V. Show called Myth Busters that already solved this question.. Depending on the type of Jaw Breaker and depending on the conditions you put them through.. (microwave) Than yes, they do explode when you bite them.. And out comes a blazing hot liquid molten sugar in your face..
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