Heating in boiling water for hour melts all crystals (white) in the pouch. After the pouch dries and cools. it is a clear liquid. When the silver-colored metal disk is clicked, the super cooled liquid again freezes to a crystal. It is interesting to watch the freezing, as it progresses across the pouch. The latent heat of freezing warms the pouch quite a bit. The material is sodium acetate.