Why do wintergreen mints spark when chewed?

Answer If you look in a mirror while biting or chewing a wintergreen mint in a darkened room, you will note a spark in your mouth. This is caused by triboluminescence.HistoryBack in the 1600's, Sir Franci... Read More »

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Why do wintergreen mints spark in your mouth?

Biting into a wintergreen Life Savers candy creates a small lightning storm in one's mouth. The flash of light is due to friction and is a harmless phenomenon.TriviaThe unusual reaction is known as... Read More »

Why do wintergreen lifesavers spark?

Wintergreen Life Savers spark due to the friction and electric fields created when biting down on them and wintergreen oil's interaction with ultraviolet light, according to Exploratorium.FrictionL... Read More »

What is in Spi-C-Mints Starlight Mints candy?

Spi-C-Mints Starlight mints are made with cinnamon to give them a spicy taste. Spi-C-Mints are round with a peppermint swirl and a pink center made with the cinnamon flavor. The candy is manufactu... Read More »

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