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Juicy Jaws

piezoelectric gum
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Feel your teeth tingle. Sense the crackling tang on your tongue. Experience oral excitement as each chew generates caressing currents of Lilliputian lightning.

Juicy Jaws’ secret is tiny piezoelectric crystals embedded in a porous, natural latex gum. As the gum is massaged and bathed in saliva, flavor is released and prickling power is produced and conducted from the captive crystals. Our slightly shocking savors include Power Mint, Battery Banana, Chocolate Shock, Vanilla Volts and Kilowatt Kiwi.

FarmerJohn, Jun 13 2003

Sparking sweets http://www.towson.e...ing/wg/candywww.htm
triboluminescence explained [oneoffdave, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

electrosweets http://www.halfbake.../idea/electrosweets
related idea by [technobadger] [krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       Ooooh, me fillings!
saker, Jun 13 2003

       Ohmful Orange! Yummy.
bubblegrrl79, Jun 13 2003

       Swallow at your own risk.
beauxeault, Jun 13 2003

       Not another bloody piezoelectric idea - you know better than this, FJ. Much easier (and less magic) to get a current going with sundry non-toxic chemicals. Ever felt that slight electric tang after scraping the yoghurt off the metallic lid of a yoghurt pot with a metal spoon?
DrCurry, Jun 13 2003

       You could just crunch Polos in the dark in front of a mirror and watch the sparks.
oneoffdave, Jun 13 2003

       [DC] I wouldn't knock a workable piezo idea outright, which this just might be.
FarmerJohn, Jun 13 2003

       I used to munch on aluminum foil when I was snarfy boy just to watch the reaction I got from my Dad. That was before I had any fillings. Makes me cringe thinking about it now.
snarfyguy, Jun 13 2003

       When you blow a bubble, will there be plasma patterns playing across its surface?
friendlyfire, Jun 13 2003

       I doubt that this could be bubblegum. It's more like chewing on a soft eraser.
FarmerJohn, Jun 13 2003

       ...Then again, it might be a way to take care of colon polyps.
beauxeault, Jun 13 2003

       Oh geez, another thing to worry about: punctuation cancer.
krelnik, Jun 13 2003

       Not intended for use by those with pacemakers..   

       Don't mind the doc, he's forgot his Prozac again.
RayfordSteele, Jun 13 2003

       So they have a simaraty (not the best speller) to pop rocks?
Squizzi, Jun 15 2003

I like that one! Mind if I use it?

       Pop Rocks is a different monster, though some flavors may flash. But FJ's idea is to generate an electrical current. In your mouth.   

       On an unrelated topic, you can test a 9-volt battery by sticking the terminals to your tongue. The "flavor" is almost unbearable if the battery's charged properly. Warning: If it has any leaky chemicals, you'll have huge problems if you put it in your mouth.
I taste-test small power adapters this way, too. It hasn't affected me. The spiders are attacking!
Amos Kito, Jun 15 2003

       //Ohmful orange// How about Wattermelon? Heh! Bun for you!
bungston, Jun 15 2003

       What is piezo-electricity. Was snarfyguy ever snarfyboy [the cat picturing a "tinytoon" version of the snarf]
thecat, Jun 16 2003

       No, he used to be snarfygirl, before the operation...
DrCurry, Jun 16 2003

       I think those 2900 yearly might be saved by this gum. With this, there is now no need to chew 9v batteries.
bungston, Jun 16 2003

       Hey! What about my doctor / patient confidentiality, Curry?! I have a good mind to report you, you quack!   

       Nice job, though; looks really natural. :)
snarfyguy, Jun 18 2003


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