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Trying to find a chemical compound from years ago

Many years ago, I watched an episode of Johnny Carson.  On the show, they had a guy who mixed a compound with ordinary table sugar and added a drop of water and it burst into flames.  I was a teenager at the time and went right down to the local chemical supply and bought a small bottle of this compound and we had the best time making sugar burn with a drop of water.  If confined, it was rather explosive. 

I seem to remember the compound was a 'trioxide' - with an O^3 at the end but not sure of this.  I think it was a sodium or potassium compound but not sure about that either???  Anyone know this neat little trick?  The compound was white colored granules that were larger than sugar granules. I think we mixed it 50-50.

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