I’d like to see any reader rise to the occasion to create a working model rocket powered by “candy”:
[Y]ou canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t actually fire a rocket with a Snickers bar; the nuts would clog the nozzle. Oreo cookie filling, however, works very nicely in standard model-rocket engines. (Caution: The Model Rocket Safety Code does not approve of filling rocket motors with highly reactive chlorate-Oreo mixtures.)
The thrust wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t great, but my chlorate-Oreo rocket did get off the groundÃ¢â‚¬â€?not bad for a half-baked confection. Serious sugar hits like Pixy Stix and Gummi Bears give more power, but true Ã¢â‚¬Å“candy rocketsÃ¢â‚¬Â? (yes, that really is a term used in model rocketry) are made with the hard stuff: pure sucrose (table sugar) or dextrose (processed starch).
Anyone willing to give it a shot? Build a one-off UNEASY rocket powered by nothing but [my favorite] Haribo gummi bears?