The craze for combining Mentosâ„¢ and Diet Cokeâ„¢ has reached the Saudi pre-teen population with predictable explosive force. There’s just something about boys and things that go bang, I guess. As could also be predicted, there are ‘concerned parents’ who worry that physical harm might result or that children will explode if they combine the two in their stomachs. I’m a little surprised that it’s taken so long for this fad to his Saudi Arabia, though.
Mentos Eruption Is New Pastime for Youth
Sarah Abdullah, Arab News
JEDDAH, 29 April 2007 â€” The fad among many Saudi youth these days has nothing to do with the newest video games or the latest electronic gadget, but instead involves the mixing of Mentos mint candies, diet coke and the creation of a â€œMentos Eruptionâ€ that has been gaining popularity throughout the Kingdom as a common after-school pastime.