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Mentos i love them !!!!!!!!!!!! they are so tasty and come in all sorts of flavours from rainbow, strawberry and licorice. they only cost around 50p a packet and you can eat them on the go for a snack or use the mint ones as a quick breath refresher. they can also be used as a fun activity with the kids (but it can be a bit messy), just add a few of the mint flavour to a bottle of coca-cola and stand well back and wait for the explosion. they are smooth and round which makes them safe for kids and they are not too chewy so you dont have to worry about losing the fillings !!!!!. if you havent tried them you need to by a packet which you can get at most local shops or supermarkets, and you can buy them in mulitipacks if you love tehm that much (which i do :) )
MENTOS, everybody knows them. They come in flavors of fruit, rainbow and ordinary mint. About 50p for a pack of about 12 and are a good size to put in a handbag or possibly a purse.
I personally do not like these sweets. The only time i have bought them and found them useful was when i decided to make a firework display out of coke. That was so fun and made everyone laugh but that is the only thing though that i would ever buy them again for.
Mentos have to be some of the worst sweets i have ever tasted because they aren't really sweets. The mint flavored ones don't taste as good as ordinary mints, eg. TREBOR or Mint Imperials and Star-bursts are a lot nicer than either the fruity or rainbow ones.
Although cheap i think they lack quality and flavor. They are too chewy for mints as well because Mints are made to suck, not chew. If MENTOS were some sort of edible chewing gum then yes, they would be good.
They taste a lot like plastic as well and taste very fake. I really WOULD NOT buy these to eat unless i was starving or needed sugar and there was nothing else and so because of that i wouldn't recommend them at all. If you do want to have fun with them though then coke and MENTOS are extremely fun to watch and to do, this is about the best thing they are good for.
A very popular mint in the sweet kingdom, a classic,I think it is better than most of those other mints on sale, I definitely recommend these as they are unbelievably soothing, however DO NOT DRINK COKE WITH IT,it has a very lethal reaction, you can search it on YouTube.
As my pregnancy is now progressing I have been suffering every possible symptom known to man. What begins as a feeling of sickness early in the morning gradually develops over the day into a really acidic stomach and as such I have been looking for ways to try and rid myself of these feelings. It is of my experience that it helps to regularly snack on something and also a packet of mints really helps to get rid of the sickly feeling and this is where these Mentos mints have come into their own.
I spotted these mints in my local Asda a couple of days ago and being priced at a rather reasonable 45p per packet I purchased a couple of tubes there and then. There were three flavour options when I purchased my Mentos however I though the mint option best for my nausea. The mints are rather pleasingly packaged in my opinion with their pale blue wrapper illustrated with blue circular mints and the matching blue foil which wraps itself around the column of mints. On the front of my packet I am told that these are chewy dragees (whatever that means) and that they contain a natural mint flavour.
Taking a mint out of the packet it is white in colour and has a disc shape which reminds me of a minstrel. Looking on the back of my packet I learn that each mint contains the following ingredients: sugar, glucose syrup, hydrogenised vegetable oil, starch, gelling agents, natural mint flavourings and glazing agents. There is no mention of the nutritional value of these sweets although as they are sweets I try to limit my intake as I know they aren't very good for me.
It is the taste of these mints which really makes them special in my opinion. When I first put a mint in to my mouth the mint shell feels crispy in my mouth however as I chew down the mint turns into a lovely chewy sweet which has a strong minty sweet taste. Unlike hard mints which take a while to suck through, these mints are chewable and therefore I can go through one very quickly. As a result I try not to eat them too quickly for fear that I might consume a packet in one go. The taste of these mints is decidedly fresh and they leave a lovely minty aftertaste in my mouth which lasts for a good ten minutes.
I have been really enjoying these mints and they are a great way of keeping my sick feeling at bay. They are a convenient size to fit neatly inside my handbag and they freshen my breath as I chew. As a result I would recommend these sweets and would award them an excellent five stars for quality and taste.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
After having tried the fruit ones I was told that they also are available to buy in a mint flavour, so the nest time I was in the supermarket I bought a packet. It cost me 40 pence a little expensive but I wasn't sure if I would like them or not so I bought an individual packet. You however buy a pack of three for £1 which is better value and works out at roughly 32 pence per packet.
I don't like strong mints that are too strong I always end up spitting them out if im honest with you. Not a very pleasant sight but I just don't like them. These soft chewy mints are just perfect as they are strong enough but not too strong. The are round like a UFO shape, with a hard but smooth shell on the outside and soft and chew on the inside. Warning..... Do not bite into the sweet straight away as you will most probably damage your teeth. Suck on it like you do with a normal mint and the bite down when it is soft. When it is soft in kind of reminds me of chewing on a bit of chewing gum although this sensation doesn't last long but it does leave a very refreshing taste of mind in your mouth that lasts around 10 minutes.
Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Starch, Gelling Agents (E414, E418), Emulsifier (Sucrose Esters of Fatty Acids), Flavouring, Glazing Agents (Carnauba Wax, Beeswax)
I would rate this product 10 out of 10 and would recommend it to those that don't strong tasting mints. There are about 15 sweets in the foiled packet and are very Moorish so I would also suggest that you buy more than one packet which I soon found out myself after only buying the one, I was very disappointed that I didn't have anymore :o(.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review it is very much appreciated. I hope that my review was of some use to you.
Hadn't had these for a while and then one of our friends brought out a few packets while we were over in Canada. After having a couple, I went and bought myself a packet, having forgotten how nice they actually are.
Recently, we have had a few packets of Softmints around, quite liking them, but Mentos are just as good. The mints themselves are a bit smaller, and a bit chewier, and while they don't necessarily last as long as Softmints can do in your mouth, there seems to be a bit more substance to them. They're more like sweets than mints.
The chewy nature seems to serve to maintain the sweet mint flavour, which slowly makes its way to your taste buds, where it actually lingers for quite a while. A few mint products don't tend to last quite so well, whihc is annoying, but Mentos are quite good in this respect.
They also have menthol properties, which can serve to clear your blocked nasal passages if you have a cold or just a bunged up nose. You probably get about 10 Mentos in one packet, and each packet has a paper outer cover and then a foil inner cover. The mints are not individually wrapped. There are E numbers and there's quite a high amount of sugar, so it's probably not a good idea to let kids eat too many of them, or even to eat too many of them yourself. they retail at around the 40p mark, and come in a couple of different flavours as well. The fruity ones are quite nice, too.
A good mint, Mentos are ones that we don't often get, but for no real good reason. They are a bit harder to eat than Softmints, but have a bit more of a hard hitting mint experience to them. They're good to have a pack around, but I have to say that I find it hard to just have one and leave them. They're really nice, and the whole packet will probably disappear before you know it!
This morning I had three things thrown threw the door at me, the first was definitely to wake me up, a 2L bottle of Pepsi, this was followed by a box of Tamiflu (it's currently believed I'm suffering from Swine flue) and then almost as a sweetner a packet of mint Mentos. Coming in a mainly light blue, maybe even "ice" blue wrapper with a darker writing of the product name over the packet and in red and white the word "mint" (to differentiate the product from some of the other flavours they do).
Much of the label isn't in English though what I can see is it looks like the product was made in Holland , in Breda to be precise. There is 3 languages on the ingredients list but none of which I am able to translate, though it looks like there is several E numbers (414 and 418) for those interested in knowing that sort of thing. Beneath the paper outer wrapper is a blue foil, when both are removed it reveals the sweets themselves, a hard coated mint, a brilliantly pure white colour to it and a smooth texture. A rather attractive looking mint when compared to the rather chalky and dusty looking XXXX mint that just seems to carry an air of rebellion, this seems like a good boy. The mints version of the well dressed intelligent boy that all mothers want their daughters with in the end, the cute but not sexy ones.
When put into the mouth they are quite tough to break into as far as the shell is concerned, but as soon as you finally break it, the sweet is tough and chewy, incredibly chewy in fact and with a strong but yet soothing fresh minty taste. For those who have tried XXXX mints these are a lot smoother than the flaming taste of them which are seemingly made to burst your mouth with hard hitting hot mint. This has a rather easy going tast, a soothing and menthol like one, that helps open up the nose (though whether this is due to myself having a blocked nose or whether the mint does have that to it is arguable).
With about 10 or so to the packet it's not as many as you may get in some other mint variety's though they do seem thicker than other mints (soft mints included) on the market the packets however are longer than any of the others available, more the size of wrappers for things like fruit gums than other mints.
An attempt to decode the ingredients:Sugar, Glucose Syrup, Emulsifiers, Starch, hydrogenated vegetable fat, gelling agent. There are others I have no idea about but that seems to be the gist of it though there is no nutritional information at all on the wrapper I'd expect them to be high in sugar an d probably surprisingly high in saturated fat to be honest. Though even with out fully knowing what it is i'm having I am however fully enjoying them and my nose feels like it's working properly for the first time in a week. Success for the Mentos!
Mentos occupy a rather unique niche in the realm of mints. They are between classic hard mints and soft mints & chewing gum, but manage to combine the two. When you first put them in your mouth they have a hard texture, with a thin sugar coating - almost like a murray mint-centred smartie. But as they warm up and are chewed, the start to give way and eventually end up soft and chewy, before they dissolve entirely. This is a pretty nice experience, although trying to bite down on one too early can be a mistake!
The mint flavour is smooth and not aggressive, perhaps even a little more mint would make it more refreshing - they are certainly a sweet rather than a breath freshener. They are fairly sugary and perhaps leave a rather syrupy taste in the mouth after dissolving which is probably their worst point.
I prefer them to chewing gum as there is no mess to throw away, and the individual hard shells mean they don't get stuck to things in your pocket if they fall out.
Mentos are a great sweet however I personally prefer Trebor softmints. I personally find mentos to be a tad too hard on the outside, too hard to be chewed straight away in some circumstances. They do have a very good minty taste however once you get past the initial hard stage- perhaps a better taste than the softmints.
You can get mentos in a variety of flavours, the two flavours I prefer are the traditional minty flavour and the coca cola flavour which if you haven't tried it is really worth a go.
I'm sure someone will have mentioned this however mentos go a long way just being sweets. An awesome alternate use for them is dropping them into a big 2lr bottle of coke and they cause the coke to spectacularly erupt through the top. You just need to drop 6 or 7 mentos in, step back and watch the show. Type coke and mentos into youtube to seem some amazing videos showing this. Well worth it you have a bit of spare time, free space outside and fancy doing something novel and funny during the summer holidays.
Mentos have long been a favourite of mine. A soft chewy mint which is incased in a hard outer shell. The shell easily cracks under a little pressure, and you soon find yourself chewing a minty wad, not unlike chewing gum. They're plesantly minty sweets, not "knock your socks off" levels of minty but enough to freshen your breath. For those of you who need a minty kick, the mint soon builds if you have several sweets, and you probably will as the sweets themselves are very morish. I rarely peal open a packet which i do not finish in one sitting.
Mentos are typically sold in 38g tubes, and I've just counted there was 14 sweets in my last pack. You can find them in all good supermarkets/newsagents. In my local asda, theyre sold at 38p a pack by the tills. I'd advise you purchase them in 4 tube multipacks as they're often a lot cheaper this way.
Try them next time you spot them in your local shop. Once tried, you'll be hooked!