We grew up eating popping candy. Our culture loves anything sweet, and the treat aisles in grocery stores stay packed. We’re a generation of ‘kid-at-hearts’ that finally have the disposable income to reward ourselves with that proverbial “carrot” (from the carrot-and-stick theory) our parents would use for conditioning behavior.
Sugar is in practically everything we eat. Today, companies add sweeteners to most processed foods. A survey conducted by a team of researchers at the University of North Carolina discovered that 68% of every processed food in the store contained some form of sugar. It’s safe to assume we all have a sweet tooth.
Obviously, too much sugar is bad for us, but sometimes those sweets provide us with additional benefits. That’s what we’re going to discuss today.
We’re proud to introduce a new Kratom extract-infused treat designed to tame your sugar cravings. Our Kratom Hippo Poppers are a version of popping candy with an added twist: Kratom extract is an active ingredient. Sit back and we’ll give you all the details!
What Is Kratom Extract?
Over in the Southeastern region of Asia, Kratom trees are grown to harvest their beneficial leaves. Its alkaloids provide unique experiences for the consumer. Most Kratom effects come from two primary alkaloids: Mitragynine and 7-Hydroxymitragynine. The concentration of alkaloids in the leaves is limited. However, specially designed extraction methods create Kratom extracts. These concentrated products contain more active compounds than traditional Kratom products. So use them sparingly.
In general, you’ll find three Kratom extracts on the market. You can purchase powdered, liquid, or Kratom resin extracts.
Read our Ultimate Guide to Kratom Extract to get a better understanding.
Introducing Kratom Hippo Poppers: Popping Candy
The Kratom Hippo Poppers are similar to another popular candy found on the market: Pop Rocks®. However, our blue raspberry-flavored popping candy contains 50mg of mitragynine per package. Every bag of Hippo Poppers is equivalent to approximately 3-4 grams of raw Kratom leaf.
Now, you no longer need to worry about measuring out servings or cleaning up Kratom powder afterward. Instead, you can grab a bag of Hippo Poppers and go!
These tasty Kratom treats are available in single packets or a 12-pack box—for saving in bulk.
Something to Consider: Kratom Hippo Poppers include Kratom extract, a more potent form of Kratom. Anyone new to Kratom should start with a small serving.
We recommend no more than a half-pack to start. Allow 45 minutes to an hour to pass to assess its effectiveness. Afterward, you can determine if an additional half-serving is warranted.
The History of Popping Candy
In 1956, Bill Mitchell was a chemist at General Foods working on a method to manufacture an “instant soda” that would function like Kool-Aid. Bill already had some success developing an artificially flavored drink called Tang, which gained notoriety for its association with human spaceflight programs at NASA.
However, his new idea revolved around the concept of an “instant soda” product where combining patented crystals and water would form a carbonated beverage. Unfortunately, the experiment didn’t pan out as expected. In an interview with People magazine, Bill recounts his experience on the project.
“We were trying to make a carbonated beverage powder that would taste good,” he recalls. “We wanted to put carbon dioxide directly into a solid.” That part of the experiment was a flop, but when Mitchell tossed some in his mouth, he saw the future, and it popped. Scientists all over the lab came flocking to sample the stuff. “It became a game—who could swallow the biggest chunk,” says Mitchell. “It was a fun afternoon, and we wasted a lot of time, but I thought it was a good thing from the start.”
They patented the product back in 1961, but another 15 years passed before General Mills started manufacturing it as a candy called Pop Rocks.
How Does Popping Candy Work?
There’s a good chance you’ve had popping candy before. These small crystalline candies come in an assortment of colors and fruit flavors. Once you pour them into your mouth, you feel a tingling on your tongue from the popping sensation the candy produces.
What makes it POP?
Candy manufacturers add three types of sugars (sucrose, lactose, and corn syrup) with water and melt them to a boiling point. Then, some artificial flavoring and coloring get added to the mixture to produce the fruity flavors. That’s the basic recipe for several types of hard candy. However, popping candy includes another step.
They mix a boiling mixture of sugar with carbon dioxide gas (approximately 600psi—pounds per square inch). The sugar mixture gets cooled rapidly under pressure to trap the CO2 gas inside the candy as it creates a solid form. Once the pressure gets released, it shatters into small crystal pieces with CO2 gas bubbles inside them.
When you place the candy inside your mouth, saliva dissolves the crystalline candy pieces and releases the trapped gas, allowing it to escape on your tongue. You might feel a slight pop. The combination of flavors and the popping sensation create a unique experience for candy connoisseurs.
Why Do People Enjoy Kratom Popping Candy?
People enjoy popping candy because it combines two of our basic human senses distinctively. We use taste and touch as we eat. Your mouth and tongue engage with the food while your tastebuds embrace its flavor. Popping candy allows you to experience it with a slight twist.
Once the moisture of the saliva absorbs into the outer coating, its dissolves to allow the carbon dioxide trapped inside to release. That creates a fizzy feeling. Some produce a light explosion that propels the candy against the roof of your mouth. It echoes in your eardrums. Sensational.
The Hippo Poppers have an extra ingredient which produces that amazing Kratom effect we all know and love: Kratom alkaloids. So, let’s talk about the benefits one can experience with our new Kratom Hippo Poppers.
What Are the Benefits from Eating Kratom Hippo Poppers?
Besides quenching those sugar cravings, Hippo Poppers also contain Kratom extract. That means you’ll get benefits from traditional Kratom Extract products.
Great Taste — Normally, traditional raw Kratom has a bitter flavor. Some cannot handle it. It’s an acquired taste. However, Hippo Poppers popping candy tastes sweet. They’re delicious!
Energetic Sensation — As a relative of the coffee plant, Kratom provides the consumer with a jolt of energy after consumption. The sugar in the candy already performs that function, but the Kratom kicks it up a notch.
Uplifted Mood — Eating candy is associated with our childhood. Every bite takes us back in time to experience a sense of nostalgia. Hippo Poppers are no different. However, the included Kratom extract produces another level of enjoyment.
Mental Focus — Several consumers report Kratom allows them to mentally focus on their tasks and concentrate on getting the job done.
Relief from Physical Discomfort — People take Kratom for different reasons. According to anecdotal reports, Kratom users say it helps ease some of their physical discomforts.
What Other Kind of Products Are Made Using Kratom Extracts?
Almost every Kratom edible and beverage uses Kratom extract as its active ingredient. The concentration makes it more effective, and there are several products available on the market.
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Other than Kratom treats, we also offer a broad selection of more common Kratom products at your disposal.
All of our premium quality Kratom products go through rigorous Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). We send Kratom samples off to third-party labs to test for contaminants because we want to make sure our Kratom is 100% safe and clean! We take your safety very seriously.
Plus, Kratom isn’t the only herbal supplement we offer. We have several alternative botanical products available for sale, too.
Take time to use these gifts of nature to your advantage. Earth provides us with an abundance of plants that promote healthy lifestyles. Allow us to mediate that connection for you.
Why is Happy Hippo Herbals the best place to buy Kratom?
We are proudly certified by the American Kratom Association (AKA).
We strictly abide by Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) in all of our facilities
All of our Kratom is lab-tested for heavy metals and other contaminants (Ask to see our lab results!)
All of our Kratom is pre-sterilized at 170 degrees (enough heat to kill pathogens but not disrupt the alkaloid profile)
All of our Kratom products are neatly packaged and clearly labeled
100% ALL NATURAL KRATOM - no additives or inferior botanical fillers necessary
Our Kratom is visibly different - it looks and smells fresh. Trust me, you’ll notice the difference.
We specialize in high-quality Kratom products, but we also have superb alternative botanicals (Kava, Kanna, Akuamma, and more!)
Disclaimer: Kratom remains unregulated by the FDA, the authors of this text would like you to note that although this article contains many points regarding the use of Kratom, they should only serve as a piece of information - not medical advice.
Kratom is not intended to cure, diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or condition.
Make sure to speak to a physician if you have questions before using Kratom.