Pop Rocks Were Invented by the Same Guy Who Invented Tang, Cool Whip, and Quick-Setting Jell-O


Pop Rocks were invented by Chemist William A. Mitchell, who worked for General Foods.  He also invented Tang, Cool Whip, quick-setting Jell-O, a tapioca substitute, and powdered egg whites, among other things.  All total, he received over 70 patents in his lifetime.


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