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      08.03.2014 09:31
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      Fruity, but expensive, little lifts.

      I used to eat these quite a lot when I was little, then for years never had them. I think part of that may have been their price, when bought individually. Whilst still easy to come across in shops and very well-known, I wouldn't say they're hugely popular in the sense that I rarely see people with them. Having said that, I'm getting back in to the Tic Tac habit (to supplement my spearmint Polo habit!) and they're still as delicious as ever.

      First produced in 1969, Tic Tacs were made by the Ferrero confectioner and are sold all over the world. Tic Tacs are small, hard mints and they come in a variety of flavours. Usually, the mints themselves are dyed a colour corresponding to the flavour, so the lime & orange tasting ones are coloured green and orange. There have been some boxes, however, where the box itself is coloured and the Tic Tacs are white. For the most part though in the UK they seem to retain their original packaging. They're sold individually and in multi-packs, normally of 3 or 4. Each individual box is just that, a small rectangular box-like container made of transparent plastic with a white flip top lid weighing in at 18g. This packaging is very recognisable as being Tic Tac and stands out from the crowd because it's traditional yet still fairly unique.

      The marketing tagline for these little mints of loveliness is 'freshing little lifts'. I remember they were also advertised with the main perk of the product being that each mint contains less than two calories. Per 100g, these contain 391 calories. Considering how they're eaten, how many you get in the small tub, and how they can be quite tricky to get out, I wouldn't say these are mints you'd necessarily over-do and end up eating 100g worth of calories, so if you're just having a few, or even one box, at a time then at just less than 2 kcal each they're pretty good.

      I buy these in Orange and Lime flavour, but they're readily available in mint too if you want something more 'refreshing' and a cleaner taste. Other flavours are sold, though are not always as easy to come across, such as cinnamon or strawberry. In America, and indeed on the American Tic Tac website, they're made other flavour additions and also changes to the packaging. I'm reviewing the orange and lime ones; I can't say as that I'm a fan of the mint ones.

      The mints are small and almost pill-shaped, like a stubby rounded cuboid. The outside shell is crisp, so you can suck these for a while as they dissolve on the outside, or just bite in to them if you want a bit of a crunch. They don't seem to last long in your mouth, however, probably given as how small they are. In comparison to a Polo, for instance, two of these last half as long for me. I also want to go back for more. They don't really seem to stick in your teeth, which is good, and whilst they're hard they're not brittle or too hard for biting in to. As for the flavour, though it may be artificial, I love it. The orange and limes do taste like, well, orange and limes. It refreshing and fruity, and it does leave me feeling a little uplifted afterwards. Like I've said though, I always want to go back for more! The mint ones are also as you'd expect, leaving your mouth feeling minty fresh, and with those just the two will usually do because I find mint far less moreish in comparison. I can't say, however, that I particularly like these that much. I always opt for the fruity ones!

      I find the boxes to be very cute and easy to pop in your pocket or in your bag. Getting mints out, because of their shape and the rectangular hole through which to dispense them, can be a little tricky. Giving the box a little shake usually does the trick, but it's rare that you can get just the right number out that you want. It's a pernickety point, however, and something that doesn't really bother me too much.

      The downside? The price. When bought individually, I think these are extortionate. Yes, you get a nice little plastic box, but once used, it goes in the bin. You don't get hundreds of Tic Tacs in there, nor do they always last that long, so paying the prices I often see these at in newsagents and the like is very off-putting. Whilst you get a reasonable amount in the box, so that it's still 'pocket sized', I find I can get through them quite easily, especially when considering that these get eaten far quicker, for me at least, when you've popped them in your mouth than something like a Polo. I only buy these in multi-packs, which you can find in lots of places (such as Iceland, Wilkos and Poundland) for £1 for 4. Supermarkets tend to charge around £1.49 for the same multipack (Tesco). In comparison to the cheap £1 multibuy bargain, buying individually can cost between 60p to 90p. It's worth noting that some individual boxes are available in a larger size, which are more expensive still.

      All in all, these are unique mints with cute packaging, a great taste and an appealing crisp outer shell. I'd recommend these for a fruity, or minty, little lift.

      Retails for around £1 (multipack 4 x 18g) in discounter stores / £1.45 (Tesco)
      18g individual 60 - 80p

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        06.08.2013 12:15
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        A lovely minty moment refreshment

        Sometimes everybody feels the need to freshen their mouth a little. You just feel that your tongue is a bit furry, your breath a bit stale, your teeth a little coated. Obviously most people's first choice would be to brush their teeth but that option's not always available. And chewing gum can be seen as a little anti-social. No, in times like these my freshener of choice is a Tic Tac.

        These little white mints have been freshening Britain's teeth for generations now and are just as popular as they've ever been. Surprisingly they're made by Ferrero, the people who make the Rocher chocolate nut balls. I have to say that I like Tic Tacs a lot better. They come in several flavours - spearmint, strawberries and cream, cherry, orange and lime - but my favourite by far is the original fresh mint version. That's the one that I'm reviewing but they're all the same apart from the colour and, obviously, the taste.

        Tic Tacs come in a little clear plastic box that measures approximately six cm by four cm by one cm. The box is so small that it will fit into almost any pocket or bag comfortably. It has a flip-top section in the lid which is sealed by the paper label; the first time you open the lid this paper seal tears along little perforations to grant access. Within the pack there are around thirty-six little sweets that look like tiny medicine capsules. They're tubular with rounded ends and are just under a centimetre in length. When you shake the box they make a satisfying but slightly annoying loud rattle like a maraca in overdrive mode. The entire box weighs just eighteen grams which gives you an idea of the weight of each individual sweetie inside it. Honestly, put one of these in your left hand and let a sparrow cough on your right and I don't know which you'd feel the most. They're tiny but they are certainly full of flavour.

        As soon as you pop one into your mouth you can feel the coolness of the strong peppermint taste whooshing around in there. I know that it's only masking any nastiness that might already be in your mouth but it certainly makes it feel a lot fresher. Surely that's the point of a product called 'fresh mint'? The sweets are very hard at first. I've even heard of people breaking teeth on them so sucking is recommended. If you do chomp though you'll find that inside it's like a really dense chalk that breaks up into large pieces rather than crumbling. My only complaint about these sweets is that they don't last very long. Chew or suck, each one's gone in a couple of minutes but the taste hangs around for a lot longer. It's a big taste that fills your mouth, first with the intense heat of the peppermint then with a lingering cool, sweeter mint. It's very nice.

        And at just two calories per sweetie and costing about fifty pence a box? Well, we're all allowed a little lift sometimes.

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        03.08.2013 23:31
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        Would suit some people

        It is useful to have a box of tic tacs handy on you at all times just in case you need to freshen your breath quickly or just want something sweet and minty to suck on. The brand is quite popular, mostly because of its convenience, but I find that some things must be compromised in order to achieve that convenience.

        The average price for a 4 pack of 18g worth of tic tacs is around the £1.50 mark (it is currently £1.45 from Asda). Remember that these packs are very small and to be honest they are not too good value for money unless you really need the convenience that these tic tacs provide. But to be honest, how much harder is it to slip a pack of mints or chewing gum into your pocket? And these can often be found for a much cheaper price for a much greater amount too.

        This is packaged in a handy small plastic pox with a small opening near the top which you can flip open to pour these small mints into your hand. This is very convenient as it is really easy to slip into a pocket and then consume in times of need. The mints themselves are really small and pill shaped and this makes it quite handy and convenient as you can easily pop one into your mouth without too much notice. However, because of the tiny size I do like to pop more than one (in fact several) into my mouth at once.

        To be honest I do not even like the taste of tic tacs much. It has a sharp taste at first but then this minty taste dies away far too soon leaving only a slightly sickening sweetness that is not too pleasant when it is not accompanied with a sharp minty taste. It simply is not strong enough and I find that chewing gum and other hard mints are much more refreshing in my opinion. These mints are meant to freshen breath, however the aftertaste that these tic tacs leave is not that refreshing as the minty taste dies away far too soon.I suppose the taste is not too bad and I would be willing to compromise for the convenience of this product if I was desperate, however I think that for the price the taste is just not worth it.

        This comes in more varieties such as strawberries and cream but I don't like these either as the flavouring is quite sickly and wears away too quickly.

        Altogether, this products has its ups and downs however I do not think that, with the taste provided, these are particularly good value for money. However, for the convenience and ease of use I would give this product 3 out of 5 dooyoo stars.

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        15.07.2010 23:56
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        Helps to keep my mouth feeling fresh.

        I always have a box of Tic-Tacs in my bag because I find that being able to pop one in my mouth every few hours throughout the day, helps to keep my mouth feeling fresh and clean. The Tic-Tacs I always buy are the Spearmint flavour as I generally find that these are the strongest flavour.

        The Spearmint flavoured Tic-Tacs come in a little green plastic that is about 7 cm x 4 cm x 1 cm - and it weighs just 18g. Its small size and light weight means that the little box of mints is a convenient size to keep in my pocket or in my handbag. The box comes with a clip on / flip off top lid which allows you to shake out one Tic-Tac and then reseal it.

        The Tic-Tic's are very small.....and actually looks like a small white tablet. The flavour of the Spearmint Tic-Tac's is.....unsurprisingly.....spearmint! It is a strong flavour, which seems to get stronger as you get towards the centre. The idea is to suck them, but this does become harder as you get towards the centre, not only because the flavour becomes very strong, but also because the little pill becomes more brittle. However, they do leave my mouth feeling refreshed - which is the main reason I eat them. Infact they are advertised as "Refreshing little lifts" - which seems to describe them well.

        Each Tic-Tac is 2 calories and largely consists of sugar and fructose. They're not exactly good for you, but they're not terrible for you either. A pack of 6 boxes of Tic Tac's is £3.75 from my local Tesco's.

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          24.04.2010 16:10
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          Try the lime and orange. They are much nicer.

          The following review is for Tic Tacs in cool cherry flavour. I am putting it in this section, because there does not sem to be a section for specific flavours.


          Tic Tac sweets have been around for some time now, and I remember them being quite a novelty sweet when I was a kid. They look quite a lot like tablets, which I always thought was a bit strange, and back in the day the used to come in a white mint variety or an orange and lime variety. The packaging is quite strange too, being a small 18g transparent plastic container, with a flip lid that dispenses the sweets.


          The manufacturers have decided to update the sweets of late, with a few new flavours appearing on the market. One of these is "cool cherry" which looked very appealing with its funky transparent red plastic box. They seemed reasonably priced at 55p a box, and I really like the zingy flavour of the lime and orange variety, so I was expecting great things from these.


          When I opened the lid and dispensed a couple of sweets, I was a bit disappointed. The sweets themselves were white, like the mint ones. The red plastic packaging had made them look pink. I felt a bit like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. In the book, everyone has to wear green glasses when they go inside the Emerald city, but it is later revealed that the Emerald city is not really green, it is just the way it appears to the people wearing the glaases. In my case, I had been looking at the sweets through rose coloured spectacles, literally!


          Never mind, I thought. It is the taste that counts! Popping them into my mouth, I was hit by a lovely zingy cherry flavour, that was quite strong. Unfortunately, within a couple of seconds, the flavour transformed into a weird, overpowering medicinal flavour, that tasted like menthol. It was quite overpowering and not very pleasant. My kids tried the sweets and said the same thing. Something along the lines of:

          " Mmmm, these are nice....ugh, they taste like medicine!"

          This reminds me of those trick sweets that start off tasting nice, before they suddenly release a burst of garlic, or another nasty taste onto the unsuspecting tastebuds of the victim!


          I like the texture of the sweets though, which is quite hard to describe, as I can't really think of anything similar. The sweets are smooth, and designed to be sucked, but you can crunch on them, although they seem to crumble rather than crunch when you bite them. The only advantage I can think of with the intense flavour, is that it would freshen your breath, but to be honest it might replace it with something worse, and I'm sure the flavour would affect any subsequent food you eat after that!


          The sweets come in an 18g box, and the nutritional information is as follows per sweet:

          Cal 2
          Protein 0
          Carb 0.5g
          Fat 0g
          Vitamin C 0.2mg

          The main ingredient in the sweets is sugar. The pack is handy to carry in your pocket and to take out and about. The sweets don't melt, so are a good choice when travelling.


          I really wanted to like these sweets, but the flavour let them down. It simply didn't bear any resemblance to cherry. The swwets taste medicinal, but are too small to be any kind of relief to a sore throat or cough. I will buy Tic Tacs in the future, but not this variety. Stick to what you know, Ferrero.

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          07.04.2010 15:08
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          A great little mint for fresh breath

          I am just this minute sucking on a tic tac that I purchased a pack of yesterday, and thought while it's there I might as well review it!

          I didn't know who made tic tacs, but now I know it's a company called ferrero which is apparently Italian.

          I have the regular mint flavour, but other flavours available include orange & lime, spearmint, and I'm sure I saw cherry ones once.

          The packet I have got is actually quite large, and cost £1.20, but it's ideal for keeping in my handbag for those instances when you feel a bit of fresh breath is needed.

          I remember the old tic tac adverts from years ago, when the lady would say that they are only 2 calories, so they are virtually harmless little mints.

          I only eat one at a time so the packet I have got should last ages, but I know some people feel the need to have quite a few in one go and I think that's not necessary.

          The thing I had forgotten about tic tac's is how their flavour changes as you eat it. When you first pop it in it's very sweet and has just a hint of mint, but as you suck or chew it it gets actually quite an intense mint flavour, which is quite hot, but extremely fresh.

          One of these is enough for a fresh breath burst, and I had forgotten how effective the tiny little things are, but I would highly recommend them, they last quite a while in your mouth and definitely give you fresh breath afterwards, with a lovely fresh minty flavour.

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            03.04.2010 00:44
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            Tic Tac - refreshing little sweets.

            Tic Tac were first produced in 1969 and are manufactured by the Italian confectioner Ferrero. They are small hard sweets, which come in mint, spearmint and lime & orange flavour.

            I have always loved these little sweets, which come in a rectangular, transparent, plastic box. They are great for just popping in your pocket or handbag and with a secure flip-top lid, you don't have to worry about them falling out.

            I have tried the lime & orange, which are lovely and full of flavour but my favourite are definitely the mint ones. Tic Tacs are shaped like tiny capsules, with a hard shell and a crumbly centre. I find the shell far too hard to bite through, so always sook through to the centre. The shell has quite a sweet, mild minty flavour, but when you get through to the centre, the flavour really strengthens.

            I am amazed at how strong such a small sweet can be and I find that a Tic Tac really does freshen my breath. After two or three of them, my whole mouth feels refreshed and they are great for car journeys, when I always find my mouth gets dry. Due to their tiny size, they do not last very long and you can quickly get through the packet, before you realise it.

            *Ingredients (Mint Flavour)*

            Sugar, Fructose, Rice Starch, Maltodextrin, Thickener (Gum Arabic), Flavourings, Mint Essential Oil, Glazing Agent (Carnauba Wax)

            *Nutritional Value Per Tic Tac*

            Energy - 2 kcal
            Protein - 0.0g
            Carbohydrate - 0.5g
            Fat - 0.0g

            Tic Tac are available from Tesco in a single 18g pack for 49p (all flavours) or a multipack of 4 for £1.25 (mint only), £1.39 (lime & orange, spearmint).

            I have been enjoying Tic Tac since my childhood and both my sons love them too. I think they are great value and always have a pack at hand, to refresh my breath whenever necessary.

            A handy little mint to have in your pocket!

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              28.03.2010 21:27
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              Small And Perfectly Formed Mint Drops

              I purchased a four pack of these mints as I was off on a training course for a week and thought it might be a good way to keep my breath minty fresh through out the day.

              Encased in a plastic box approx 6cm high, 4 cm wide with a flip top opening, they are just the right size to slip in and out of your pocket. However, it is a real art to just tip a single mint from the container. I usually end up with three in the palm of my hand. The other small issue is that they sound like an angry rattlesnake every time you get them out of your pocket.

              The mint itself is small but refreshing. Not as strong as a Smint but in my opinion these taste a lot nicer. Do remember to suck these rather than crunch them as they are quite robust little fellas and will if antagonised, break a crown. They also last a lot longer if you suck them. There are plenty of mints per pack, I haven't counted them but I'd guess there was at least 30 per container.

              Ingredients are a follows:

              Sugar, Fructose, Rice Starch, Maltodextrin, Gum Arabic, Flavourings, Mint Essential Oil, Glazing Agent.

              For all you calorie counters, there are 2 calories per mint!

              Usually these retail at approx 49p per 18g pack. I purchased my pack of four at Tesco for £1.25, so it pays to buy in bulk.

              All in all, I like these mints and as they have been around since 1969, I'm guessing that there are quite a few people who share my opinion.



              Small And Perfectly Formed Mint Drops

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              14.02.2010 03:01
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              Go with Smints!!

              I think many things I seemed to like years ago, just do not taste the same these days and Tic - Tacs are certainly one of these, I used to always have a packet of mint Tic -Tacs to hand but these days they just do not seem to taste the same.

              I remember the old adverts, only one calorie per Tic _ Tac but that wasn't the reason I ate them, I ate them because they were a tasty little mint and they kept my breath smelling fresh.

              These days I do not find that they taste anywhere near as good in fact they seem to have only a minty shell and a tasteless centre and they do not give me much of a minty breath either, at 50p per box (around 25 Tic - Tacs) I think they are also expensive when compared with other mints.

              Smints are the new kid on the block for me, a box of 100 in Asda right now for 99p, they taste better, keep my breath fresher and they are sugar free so no sticky coating on the teeth like you get from Tic - Tacs either.

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              18.11.2009 19:05
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              Freshen Up With Tic Tac!

              Most of us find the thought of speaking to someone with a bad breath is horrifying which is why we enjoy having chewing gum and minty sweets to instantly freshen up our breath. And for me, I always have Tic Tac around. It's easy to carry and fits perfect on my pocket. I prefered to have the fresh mint flavour because it's refreshing!

              HISTORY
              Tic Tac, manufactured by the Italian confectioner Ferrero. It was first produced in 1969, and have been a popular minty hard sweets, since then the original Fresh mint flavor, was then followed by several new varieties of flavour.

              PACKAGING
              Sold in small clear plastic boxes with a flip-action lid. It allow one or two of the tiny mints to be tipped out at a time. At the top of this lid, there's a sticky label which flips open and serve as a tamperproof. The sticky label contains the best before date and the name "Tic Tacs". It contains more or less 30 sweets. Well, the packaging is extremely clever, It appeal to most children who love to shake it that creates an irritating noise. It's very handy, can be put anywhere!

              PRICE & AVAILABILITY
              Available from newsagents, convenience store and other big supermarkets.
              Single paket cost 50p
              Big supermarket sell the multipacks.


              VARIETIES
              According to wikipedia, there are far too many varieties of tic tac but the following flavours were most available nowadays:
              Fresh mint, Spearmint, Lime, Orange
              Lime and Orange

              Every single flavour is just as nice as the other, but the minty ones work better for freshening your breath.

              NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION
              Per Tic Tac
              Energy 8.5 kJ (2 kcal)
              Protein 0 g
              Carbohydrate 0.5 g
              Fat 0 g.

              Minty sweets are usually low calorie.

              TIC TAC
              As far as I can recall, I always have minty sweets wherever I go. I'm thinking about my younger years since I started having them around. It's always on my checklist, especially when travelling as they are small to carry. Tic Tac are small oval shaped mints like capsules with a hard shiny outer shell. It's inner part are soft and crunchy, upon biting it the crumbled center release the full flavour of the mint. As for me, I prefered to suck my Tic Tacs until they disappear, it is surprising as how such a tiny mint can give so much taste.

              OPINION
              Tic Tacs are highly addictive, very small yet powerful, so be careful of eating too many in one go because it will produce a laxative effect. One tiny tic tac is enough to freshen your breath. It helps bring back your confidence when brushing after a meal is not possible, a great way to freshen up. It also last for quite sometime and much more affordable than it's competitor. A great mint to have, so go on get one and shake your tic tac !

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                21.09.2009 20:37
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                Everyone likes Tic-Tacs

                I think it's difficult to place Tic-Tics in a category due to all the different flavours and the actual size of them. However, as the original flavour was "Fresh Mint" they are seen as small mints to most. The actual original flavour is really nice and not like other mints. They have a distinctive taste and are not very strong, which is probably the main reason I like them. This variety in particular is a great breath freshener.

                I'm not exactly certain how many you get in each pack but I have half a pack in front of me and there are 15, so I'm guessing approximately 25-30 Tic-Tacs. The price of this is around 40 - 50p which is fairly reasonable as they last a substantial amount of time.

                They came in small transparent boxes which are easy to carry around... but the shaking noise does get annoying when you're walking along and they're in your pocket! A small disadvantage.

                Apparently, according to the advertisements, each drop contains less than 2 calories. Mints are generally very low in calories so I don't really understand the significance of this for marketing. When most people buy mints they don't worry about the calories...

                According to Wikipedia there are over 30 flavours that they have listed but whether they all exist is another matter. Pink Grapefruit is definitely real but it was Limited Edition for raising Breast Cancer Awareness.

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                24.07.2009 14:03
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                A good box of mints that are cheap and low in calories

                ***Tic Tac Fresh Mints***

                I like to have a packet of some type of mints in my bag for freshness but have found recently that a packet of mints is about 50 or 60pence for about a dozen. Tic Tacs on the other hand are fab as you get lots of them crammed into a box and they are full of flavour.


                **A bit of history**
                Tic Tacs were originally made in 1969 and there have been many different flavours over the years. I didn't realise that they used to use dyes on the different colours and nowadays the boxes are coloured but the tic tacs remain white. The ordinal flavour is the Tic Tac fresh mint and today's other flavours include orange, citrus twist, cinnamon, wintergreen, spearmints, cherry passion and melon mango.



                **My Tic Tacs**

                Tic Tac fresh mint which I have is the original Tic Tac. Their spin is that you should ''entertain your mouth with the unique, refreshing experience of a Tic Tac''.

                I currently have a big box of 100 tic tacs which I am sure cost me about £1 which is good value. The box is about a few cm thick and 6 or 7cm high and 3cm in width as it is a bigger sized box. It is clear and has tic tac 100 fresh mint written on the front. To open you flick part of the lid to reveal a small rectangular opening to slide the tic tacs out of. On the back you get the nutritional information. For 100 tic tacs you get a larger than normal size tub which is 48 grams. Per tic tac drop you get 2kcals, 0g protein, 0.5 gram of carbs and 0g of fat. Ingredients include sugar, fructose, rice starch, malteodextrin, thickener, flavourings, mint essential oil, and glazing agent. They used to say that a tic tac had only 1 calorie but the sizing has increased so now its doubled to 2 calories which still isn't bad to help freshen the breath and taste something minty and sweet.

                The size of the tic tac reminds me of a paracetomol capsule and if you suck it then it is a pleasant smooth sweet taste. But if you bite straight into it you are hit by the peppermint flavour which can get quite strong and can give a tingling sensation to your tongue. I am afraid I cant resist but to bit and then poof the mint is gone and my tongue feels like it has been attacked by pepper spray as I have a bit of a sensitive tongue to peppers, mints, vinegars etc. I also find if I have one it is ok but 2 or 3 and I start sneezing due to the intensity of the peppermint and at the moment that isn't good as people think you have swine flu! I think I must try to suck the one mint then I won't get the explosive taste that occurs and nearly burns my tongue off.


                **Overall**

                Overall strangely I like tic tacs as they come in a handy box and last a while as you only need one to feel fresh and sweet. I can only cope with one at a time as like I said 2 or more and I keep sneezing which does seem to happen when I have trebor extra strong mints too. The box of 100 lasts me at least a week or more and fits easily into my handbag and the lid doesn't come unstuck once in place so I don't end up with tic tacs all over my bag. If you haven't tried a tic tac then I don't know where you have been the past zillion years (well 40). I recommend these as a good little mint but be wary it is packed with flavour and should you bite it then you will taste the consequences in the fresh mint flavour. I just need to learn to not bite them straight away so that I don't get an explosive taste sensation. Anyway at about £1 for 100 is not bad and you can get smaller packs from everywhere or buy a pack of 4 too from most supermarkets.

                Tic Tac have their own website too though US based -tictacusa.com which has more information and facts about the brand and choices available.

                Rated 3 stars due to my sneezing reaction if i eat more than one at a time!

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                  14.10.2008 09:01
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                  Mint sweet

                  These babies might be small but Tic Tacs certainly contain a large amount of flavour and whether you opt for the spearmint or peppermint flavours they are very strong, they also made a fruity option which were half orange and half lime flavours but I have not seen these on the shop shelves for a long time.

                  Tic Tacs are small cylindrical sweets and it is the mint flavour that is the best known, they come in a plastic container that fits ncely in your handbag or even jean pocket as it is about half the size of a small mobile phone. It has a click top which allows you to tip out the mints to eat and also clicks back into place to keep them fresh, you can also see inside the plastic so you know how many you have left. Each pack must contain between twenty and thirty sweets I reckon but I have never bothered to count them.

                  They have a smooth outer shell and once in your mouth they have a very strong minty taste so they are ideal if your breath needs a freshen up.

                  These are the sort of product I buy occasionally especially while travelling as they are small to carry.

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                    11.10.2008 20:48
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                    Nice breath freshener.

                    Tic Tacs are a great little mint when you need to freshen your breath and cannot get to use a tooth brush and tooth past or mouth wash. I always have a packet of these tiny mints in my bag and they are especially good for getting rid of coffee breath which I really cannot stand on others so I guess it is no fun for them if I have it after a foray to Starbucks.

                    The small oblong mints come in a small plastic container, they are really crammed in and there is a lift lid on the top which you can open with your thumb, this then secures back in place with a click so you know it is secure and the mints will not all fall out in your bag.

                    Each mint is white in colour and very small, about half the size of your finger nail however they are very strong and packed with mint flavour so they are great for keeping your breath fresh, I would say that the effect probably lasts for an hour or maybe a little less but certainly my mouth feels fresher after I have sucked on one and allowed it to pretty much dissolve before giving it a final crunch.

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                      07.09.2008 20:21
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                      Lovely little mild tasting mints!

                      I am no lover of mints ingeneral especially strong ones but I do like a fresh mouth and I find the thought of talking to someone and them thinking I have bad breath horrifying which is why I love Tic Tac`s so much.

                      These little mints look more like some sort of medicinal tablets rather than sweets but they are very nice tasting mild mints and they help you keep your breath smelling very fresh. They come in a unique little plastic see through box with a flip top which is a perfect size to stick in your handbag or even pocket.

                      Tic Tac`s come in different flavours such as mint, spearmint, orange and lime. You used to be able to get a box which was split into two and had two lids, one side was orange and the other lime but I am not sure if they are still available like this anymore, I used to love the mixture of lime and orange flavours they were very nice.

                      I always now just stick to the mint or sometimes the spearmint ones and go through quite a lot of them. They are not too expensive but they are becoming harder to find, I buy mine from Asda at 29p per box but have seen them priced as high as 46p so watch where you pick yours up.

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                      Freshen your breath, don't punish it.