Giant Gummy Cola Bottle
Edited by David Collins, Eng, rakeshkumar, Maria Quinney and 1 other
Today you will learn how to make a giant gummy cola bottle. Make sure that you have adult supervision when using sharp objects during this experiment.
The materials that you'll need for this project are:
- A measuring cup
- Box cutting knife
- 710mL bottle of Coca-Cola
- 8 single packets of unflavored gelatin
- A large bowl
Start by carefully pealing off the wrapper around the bottle using your fingers and the box cutting knife. Make sure that you save the wrapper for later.
Pour 100 mL (3.4 oz) of water into your measuring cup.
Take your 8 single packets of gelatin and pour each of them into measuring cup. If possible, make sure to get the "Knox" brand unflavored gelatin.
In case you were not able to buy the single serving packets of gelatin from the "Knox" brand, note that we used 56 grams of gelatin (equivalent to 8 single packets). As long as you mix 56 grams of gelatin with 100 mL of water you will be fine.
Use your spoon to mix up the gelatin and water solution in your measuring cup.
Once your gelatin is mixed well, place it in the microwave for 1 minute. After you've microwaved the gelatin, it should have a more liquid like consistency.
Pour your bottle of coke into the bowl.
Pour the gelatin mixture into the bowl of coke then mix the two solutions until you've reached a light froth-like mixture.
Use the box cutter knife to cut a slit down the middle of your empty coke bottle. Start near the top of the flat portion of the bottle, then stop once you reach the bottom portion of the plastic that curves out.
Use some duct tape to seal the cut we made. Make sure that the duct tape seal is done very well because if it's not properly sealed, you will experience some messy leaks in the fridge.
Now, pour the gelatin and coke mixture into the bottle of coke.
Screw the cap back on your bottle, give the bottle a slight shake then place it in the fridge for 1 hour.
After the bottle has been in the fridge for an hour, peel off the tape and rip all of the plastic bottle so we can retrieve the coke gummy inside. I recommend using the box cutters and your hands to peel off the bottle gently.
At this point, if you want to make your coke gummy look realistic, you can place the wrapper and cap back on for the fun of it.
The jelly tastes very good, and can be cut up in slices! Thanks for watching, if you have any questions feel free to ask in the comment section below.
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