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These are really useful little mints that are well worth having in your handbag or in the car. Being one of society's lepers, ie. a smoker, I'm always conscious about having fresh breath when talking to others. When I noticed these Extra ice mints I thought I'd give them a go primarily because I know how strong the Extra chewing gum range is.
Extra mints come in two different packet types. The packet shown above is a metal tin and the mints within it are rather small, approximately the size of Skittles (the little coloured sweets loaded with E numbers) but a bit thicker. This tin is perfect for leaving in a handbag as it will protect the mints and keep them fresh. Unfortunately though, they do not sell this size of mints in refill packs. They do, however, sell slightly larger mints in a paper packet which you could keep in the tin if you should so wish. For the purpose of this review I will be looking at the mints which are wrapped in paper.
Each sweet is oval(ish) in shape and is approximately the size of a thumbnail. Peppermint in flavour, it is worth knowing that these mints are STRONG!!! The minty flavour is very intense and clears the nasal airways aswell as providing instantly fresh breath. These totally eradicate the smell of smoke or spicy food from your breath and leave you with a fresh tasting mouth for quite a while. The flavour is also very enjoyable. Similar in taste to the peppermint Extra chewing gums which people might be more familiar with, these mints do actually taste very pleasant and don't have the harshness that other brands such as 'Extra Strong Mints' (the brand, not random mints that happen to be strong!) have.
In terms of nutritional information I am extremely limited on facts simply because they are not presented very clearly on the packet. Each packet weighs 28g and contains 16 mints. However, the nutritional information on the packet only gives figures based on 100g of the product. Being mathematically challenged I shall simply quote you these rather than trying to work out this conundrum by myself and making myself look like an idiot in the process. So, in 100g there are 244 calories but there is no sugar and only 1g of fat. Overall, I would imagine this to be pretty average.
In conclusion, I would say that Extra mints are rather good. They taste nice and provide instantly fresh breath which could come in handy when there is potential for a bit of kissing action. The only reservation I have about these is their suitability for children. My son will usually spit one out half way through as it is too strong for him. They aren't expensive either at £1.00 for the tin which contains 33 pieces or 88p for four packets of 16, so well worth having some in your car, bag or desk drawer in case you should need a quick oral overhaul.