“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Mint „
Sainsbury's Mint assortment
I must point out that my bag is blue with pictures of the mints not green like the one Dooyoo has on here.
I went into Sainsbury's the other day just before we left for our week's break in Spain and I spotted these bags of mixed mints at the bargain price of 2 bags for £1.Neither my husband nor I really enjoy boiled sweets but mints are different as they freshen your mouth when you have been travelling! I hadn't bought a bag of boiled sweet mints for years but these just caught my eye and I couldn't resist buying the two bags and popping them in my bag and suitcase.
These fruits are hard boiled sweets that are individually wrapped and there are 5different types of mint flavours. They are round clear mints, mint humbugs with a lovely chewy toffee mint centre, Everton mints which also has a chewy middle, butter mints (a bit like Murray mints) and liquorice mints which were not too liquorice flavoured as I had not been aware that they were liquorice.
Every time you put your hand in the packet you don't know which you might pick out unless you cheat and look and change your selection! Unfortunately both my husband and I like the butter mints best and the glace mints least so it is a bit of a race to see who gets the first choice. I usually win as I select them while my husband is driving so he does not get the choice ad I pretend that they just come out as pot luck ( Shh don't let on!)
These sweets don't contain any artificial flavours or colourings and they are made with natural flavourings of mint and licquoricel. They do taste really minty and not overly sweet but unfortunately they are quite hard and after two or three I find my mouth is quite sore which is the main reason I do not usually eat boiled sweets.
They are individually wrapped in clear wrappers so you can see through them to choose which sweet you want should you feel the need.
The cost of these sweets vary depending on offers, I bought my two bags for £1.00 the other day and they are exclusively sold in Sainsbury's stores and their petrol stores too. The bag weighs 227g which presumably includes wrappers and I'm trying to work out by counting how many sweets we ate and I think they are probably about 30 sweets in the bag.
I really recommend these, one bag lasted us a week in Spain and we did a lot of driving while we were there. They taste fresh and minty and also I find they calm my tummy when driving. They are a nice size and each sweet lasts a good long time unless you are a cruncher.
They are suitable for vegetarians but do contain milk, eggs and soya if you are allergic to these then be aware.They do carry about 40calories per 100 gram so they are not a health food but not many sweets are.
A nice mixed bag of boiled mint sweets at a reasonable price.
Sainsbury's Mint Assortment
The 227g bag is blue with green trim, pictures of the contents on the front, and with nutritional information on the front and back.
This packet, which cost 63 pence from Sainsbury's, contains 5 varieties of mint sweets:
Clear mints - as the name suggests, clear (like Fox's glacier mints only round) mellow minty flavour.
Mint humbugs - traditional stripy brown and white sweets, with a hard outer shell that melts as you suck it - and I was unable to resist crunching through to the chewy centre.
Everton mints - like the humbugs, these are stripy only, being Everton, it's black and white this time. Again, a hard shell with a chewy centre that sticks deliciously to your teeth.
Butter mints - beige in colour, very mellow mint flavour - these are the ones that are most like murray mints.
Liquorice mints - a green and white striped sweet, minty but I cannot taste any discernible liquorice flavour. Nice though!
The sweets contain 226 calories per quarter of a pack, and are suitable for vegetarians. A big plus point for anyone, especially parents of small children, is that this product contains 'Only natural colours and flavours'. In fact, interestingly, one of the ingredients is 'Spinach extract' (I couldn't taste spinach though). Maybe these could be one of your five-a-day? ;)