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      19.12.2011 16:39
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      The best tasting mint with a hole

      When it comes to buying mints spearmint polos are the top of my list. I use to buy a pack everyday on my way to college but I have now cut down to a pack every 2 weeks. I usually buy them from wilkinsons for 35-40p.

      Polo's come in a tube shape that are wrapped in a silver foil and then wrapped in a paper. This packaging means that you can just put the tube in your pocket without the mints spilling out everywhere.

      The shape of polo mints are very different from other mints as they are a circle shape with a hole in the middle. They looks just like an O which I think looks alot more interesting than other mints.

      I find the taste of the spearmint polos alot better than the original as there not to strong and leave a sweet and minty taste in your mouth. I usually spend a while eating each polo to get all the sweet and minty taste out of it and then eventually crunch into it. A pack usually lasts me about 2 - 3 days.

      Overall I think spearmint polos are the best mints you can buy as they taste great, are easy to fit in your pocket and have an interesting shape.

      As I said above they usually cost between 35 - 40p

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        11.02.2010 16:57
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        A refreshing variation on a classic sweet

        I reviewed the standard Polo mints a little while ago, and concluded that they were the very essence of a solid classic: instantly recognisable in both design and flavour, and something that I'd never object to eating, but perhaps a little lacking in any sort of extra spark. This time I shall be looking at a slightly less common version of the sweet, to wit the spearmint flavour variety. They look almost exactly the same, white round mints with holes in and "POLO" printed on them - and the light blue flecks of spearmint which used to decorate them seem to have gone now - but the taste is quite different.

        I say that spearmint Polos are "slightly" less common, but in fact these things seem to be remarkably hard to get hold of. Even many quite large supermarkets don't seem to stock them, and more than once I've begun reluctantly to conclude that the spearmint variety have been discontinued, as were the still much-missed lemon citrus flavour, only to discover them a little later somewhere unlikely. My test pack, in fact, came from a garden centre! When you do find them, they usually cost around 45-50p per roll, which seems a tiny bit expensive for what you get.

        The packaging is, as you would expect, very similar in appearance to the standard type, with the only real difference being in the colouring: instead of the dark green of the ordinary Polo packet, here the dominant colour is a rather strange turquoise. I'm not sure that it's an entirely successful choice, in spite of the fact that spearmint has become asssociated with this sort of colour; it somehow seems both boringly subdued *and* garishly attention-grabbing, which is a good trick when you think about it!

        The nutritional information given is short and sweet. (Sweet. Sweet? Yes? See what I did there? Good, wasn't it? Oh, please yourself.) As you might expect, the figures given are almost the same as for standard Polos, although dieters may be thrilled to discover that a whole packet of these spearmint ones provides a mighty one kcal less. Of course, if you eat a whole packet then your diet is probably out of the window anyway! On the carbohydrate front, it's 98% of the sweet, as opposed to 98.2% for the original variety. Oh, and they're veggie-friendly; no animal gelatin here.

        Open up the packet, and inevitably we are confronted with the problem that will probably prevent spearmint ever taking off as a front-line flavour: spearmint Polos smell of toothpaste. A lot. I don't know whether people raised from childhood on those odd fruit-flavoured toothpastes you can get now can avoid the instant association that I make, but for most of us these things bring up mental images of toothbrushes if you're lucky and dentists if you're not. There's nothing *wrong* with the smell - it's actually quite nice - but it's not in any way the smell of a treat.

        Curiously enough, this problem is not quite so large when it comes to the actual eating. There is still a fairly obvious toothpastey tang to them, but in your mouth the sugariness comes through as well, and since - I sincerely hope! - you don't brush your teeth with 98% pure sugar, they do feel very different on your tastebuds. When I'm in the mood, I actually rather prefer this type to the standard Polo flavour, in that it's gentler and has a juicier, softer taste that leaves just a gentle tingle in your mouth afterwards. The only minus is that this does make them very moreish, and it's not as easy just to suck one and then stop as it is with standard Polos.

        In conclusion, then, spearmint Polos are certainly worth seeking out, with the proviso that if you're not used to them you do need a little while to shake off the feeling that you ought to be applying them with a brush rather than crunching them up. Although they are quite hard to find, the change of flavour is refreshing and as such I recommend them.

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          02.12.2009 21:45
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          the best polo flavour

          As mints go polos are pretty good, there not the best for freshening up your breath however they do taste good and they just have an appeal to me, perhaps it's the cool shape, the fact you can buy a pretty big tube of them for pretty cheap compared to other mints or just because they are a nice tasting sweet rather than a mint I don't know, but I do prefer these over other mints and there the mints I buy most frequently because of these reasons.

          I do like the original polo flavour and the sugar free ones too however I only buy the original ones on one occasion, if these spearmint polos are sold out, which seems to be quite often actually as I think most people do prefer the taste of these over the original ones.

          The taste of these is quite different, the original ones have a mint taste which is quite strong, sharp and fairly sweet and sugary too however these have a much softer mint taste which tastes really nice, a bit like some tooth pastes you can get. I'm finding it quite hard to describe the taste of the spearmint too you but it does taste a lot better than the original ones I can assure you.

          They are the same price and you get the same amount in a pack as the original ones as well so there's no difference there. You can pick these up for about 35 or 40p depending on where you get them from and although this isn't too expensive for a pretty big pack of mints especially compared to others on the marker I can remember not too long ago when these were only 15p a pack so they have gone up a lot, however they are still no doubt worth it.

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            15.09.2009 16:17
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            A great anser to handbag mints.

            I like mints, always have, but I wouldn't go out and buy them, just eat them if they are around. The other day my cousin gave me a packet of Spearmint Polo's, she had 6 packets (for some reason) and paid 0.30p for each packet from a vending machine.

            Polo's come in different flavours, the Spearmint variety come in a light green wrapper, with silver foil underneath protecting and preserving the polo's. The flavour is visible on the wrapper.

            On the wrapper is the information, ingredients and nutritional values.

            Per tube contains 138 calories.

            Polo's are small mints that are in the shape of o's, they have polo written on them and are approximately 2 cm in width, there is however a hole in the middle, which polo's are famous for.

            The Polo's are white and chalky, they smell quite strongly of mint, the spearmint ones are a nicer smell than the original ones.

            The second you put the polo in your mouth you can taste the mint, and it is definitely spearmint, it is that less sharp taste that you can get with some mints. It is strong enough in terms of flavour but won't make you gag, if you don't like extra strong mints these are a definite contender, they have just enough umph!

            I am a smoker and would recommend these for after a cigarette, you can't tell you have been smoking as it covers the smell but you also don't look like you're hiding something by overly smelling of mint.

            A pack of polo's will fit in your handbag and contain approximately 25 polo's so they do last a while. Unless they break which if the packet has been knocked about they quite often do, it is quite annoying opening a packet and finding them all smashed to pieces.

            Polo's have been advertised for many years as the hole! They definitely are this.

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              09.07.2009 14:14
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              I cannot stand the taste of most mints. The idea of eating something and then having to wash it down with a drink of water does not appeal to me. On saying that I have no problem with mint toothpaste however the day I discover different flavours-maybe strawberry-is the day I no longer brush my teeth with the strong tasting paste!

              Spearmint is the only type of mint which I can handle and like to eat. Due to it not being so hot and overpowering when I have one it is perfectly acceptable when wanting fresher breath.

              The Polo variety is no different from any other type of spearmint, it's just that they are smaller is size and easy, for me anyway, to not consume the whole packet in one go.

              They still come in the regular packaging, only it's a lighter shade like all the other different flavours. A pale green colour, which to be honest, fits the taste quite well. It being weaker and a bit subtle in eating.

              Naturally they still have the age old familiar hole in the middle but there is one difference that stands out. Gone are the days when I could pop down the road and pay 17p for a packet. At the moment the cheapest packet I've come across has been for 31p. So either I'm shopping in the wrong areas or the Polo company is most definetly scamming me out of my money!

              These are the nicest of mints that you'll come across, especially if you don't want your mouth to feel too hot. Not sure it's worth the money considering the hole but they are tastey and something to munch on when needed.

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              16.03.2009 19:34
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              The spearmint with the hole!

              I have always liked Polo mints in their original form and I have to say that in their spearmint form they are also very, very good. I am always to be found carrying either a packet of chewing gum or some mints as I hate the thought of having bad breath.

              Spearmint Polo's are quite regularly my choice of mints these days as they are refreshingly tasty and also have the desired effect of keeping my mouth minty fresh whilst not being too hot on the tongue or overpowering.

              Polo`s still come in their very well known tube style wrappers, the spearmint version comes in a lighter shade of green paper wrapping from the original ones but the same silver foil inner wrapping.

              I think there are 14 Polo mints in each packet so they are good value for money at only 25p per packet and they can be purchased cheaper than that if you buy 5 packs in Asda which cost only 99p making each packet only 20p each.

              I am sure everyone knows that a Polo is famous for being the mint with the hole so I won't go into a big description of what the mint looks like I will just tell you that the spearmint Polo`s are lovely tasting mints and well worth their price tag.

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                27.01.2009 17:33
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                Want a fresh breath? The eat a polo :)

                Polo - Original. I personally think that the spearmint flavoured polos are so much nicer then the originals ones . The taste also seems to last a lot longer . I always tend to keep a packet of polo's in my bag if i want to ensure that i do not have bad breath or just in case i get a bit peckish . Polos are ideal if you are slightly hungry however, do not want to eat a big snack if you are about to have a meal. Polo's last a good few minutes - as long as you suck them and do not just eat them straight away.

                Polo's can be bought in many places including local shops and spars and larger supermarkets such as Asda , tesco , wilkinsons and morrisons . The packet tends to last for quite some time if you only have some now and agin . I usually pay around 27 pence for a packet of these mints , however , this can depend on where i buy them from . The spearmint ones are a light blue speckled in colour and this is what differs somewhat from the original Polo . :)

                The packaging of the polos that i have is slighty different to the image displayed above ^^. They are now packaged in a green wrapper instead of the blue shown. The lettering showing the name of the product "Polo" is displayed in green and white like the image above.

                Overall: a nice minty sweet.

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                  14.07.2008 14:29
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                  These have replaced normal Polos as my favourites.

                  I bought a pack of Spearmint Polos from the service station just outside the Midlands on Saturday as I had been on a long drive from Suffolk to Kidderminster and despite having lots of drinks my mouth felt dry and uncomfortable. I had gone in to buy normal Polos but these caught my eye as something a little different from plain minty sweets, so I got these instead and also some crisps for my hungry granddaughters who kept complaining that they never wanted to come on such a long journey again.

                  They come in the same tube style packaging as ordinary mint Polos with the only difference being the paper casing on these is more of an aqua colour, replacing the well known green of the more well known Polo Mint.

                  Opening the wrapper I see that these Spearmint Polos are very similar in appearance to normal Polos, they are a circular white sweet with a hole in the middle and the word POLO embossed on the sweet so it looks like a sort of miniature swimming ring. The thing what sets these apart however is the fact that they have small mint green flecks embedded in the whiteness of the mint.

                  I popped one in my mouth and was instantly hit with a wave of freshness. I think these are much more refreshing than the normal Polos I eat and the Spearmint flavour is more interesting to suck on. The Spearmint is refreshing and slightly sweet, without being hot in the slightest. It tastes slightly like cool mint toothpaste, but in a good way not like some cheaper mints taste horribly like toothpaste.

                  My mouth was left feeling cool and suitably wetted after I had eaten three or four of these Polos, my breath felt much fresher than it had and the nasty taste I had in my mouth because of the travelling and lack of real food had more or less disappeared by the time we got to Kidderminster.

                  I have just looked on the Nestle website to find out the nutritional information (25 calories and 0.1g of fat per 4 sweets) and was surprised to discover that these were launched back in 1994. I say surprised because I have never seen them before and thought they were a brand new product!

                  This tube cost me 49p from the service station, my daughter says she has seen them in other places that sell Polos but I haven't so if you fancy trying them you will have to keep your eyes peeled. Don't forget that too many mint sweets can have a laxative effect so eat them in moderation even though they are so lovely.

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                    16.06.2008 23:29
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                    Polo`s have long been a favourite of mine both the original mint and the fruit versions but both of them were eclipsed when Nestle introduced the spearmint version. Spearmint polo`s have a beautiful mint taste not too strong but still strong enough to keep bad breath at bay even if you are a smoker which I used to be they can still keep your breath smelling lovely without the tongue sting you get from other mints. I do still buy the fruit polo`s as a sweet tasting enjoyable something to suck on through time at college but I have stopped using the original mint polo in favour of the spearmint variety.

                    I am sure everyone knows what a polo is right? It's the mint with the hole, a great gimmick which has made polo`s stand out from other mints for a long time now. Polo's come in a silver paper wrapped tube which is covered by a outer wrapping of different shades of green depending on whether they are spearmint or original, the fruit ones come in a multi coloured wrapper. A tube of whichever type of polo you wish to purchase will cost between 25 and 30p depending on where you get them and they can also be bought in packs of four from supermarkets where they work out at about 18p per tube. There is a sugar free version of polo too for all those people who are convinced too much sugar is going to kill them or something but like everything else with the sugar removed they become a poor imitation.

                    Candy.

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                      10.03.2008 12:10
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                      My favourite sweet.

                      I really love spearmint Polos. Unfortunately I haven't had any for a while because I gave up sweets for Lent, but it's nearly Easter (yay)! When I first started college I would just buy lots of packets of Polos, sometimes getting through 5 a day! I usually bought them from Wilkinsons because they were only 24p each. However, one day I went in to buy my Polos and the price had risen by 1/3 to 32p! I was very shocked, and refused to buy them at such a high price. So I cut down on Polos for a while, but still bought the odd packet from the college shop (for an even more ridiculous price of 35p!).

                      I'm not entirely sure why I love spearmint Polos so much. In my opinion they're the best Polo variety because the original flavour can get boring and the sugar free flavour isn't very tasty, but spearmint is just right. It's sweet and minty and tastes good! Though I still can't quite decide what makes them my favourite sweet.

                      Polos come in a tube shape, wrapped in foil and then in a paper wrapper. I think this helps to keep them fresh! I like the packaging because it means you can just pop the tube in your pocket and eat them throughout the day without worrying that they'll spill out everywhere, because you can just wrap the top up again after opening.

                      The shape of Polos is quite unique. They're circle shaped with a hole in the middle (just like an "O") and are about 2cm in diameter and 1/2cm thick. It's certainly an interesting shape, but I do think that because there's a hole in the middle I'm losing a tiny bit of Polo!

                      Spearmint Polos are sweet and minty, which is a good combination. The spearmint variety is pale blue in colour with little flecks of blue all over. I used to spend a while eating each Polo, to get all the Polo goodness out of it, but now I tend to crunch them straight away. This usually means that I get through my packet of Polos very fast, but I find this is a good way to eat them.

                      As I said before, spearmint Polos used to be fairly cheap at 24p in Wilkos, but now that they're 32p, I have yet to find somewhere else to buy cheap Polos from. I once came across a multipack of spearmint Polos in B&M for 99p, but I haven't seen them again since. Spearmint Polos aren't as common as original Polos, so they're not usually available in supermarkets (original Polos are around 23p there), but you can usually find them in newsagents and Woolworths. 32p isn't too high a price considering how much I like Polos, but after paying 24p before, I really don't want to pay that much. (If you see spearmint Polos for less than 30p, it's a bargain!)

                      Overall, spearmint Polos are fantastic. I can't wait to start eating them again when Easter comes! If you've never had spearmint Polos, go buy some now and see how good they are.

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                        19.04.2007 19:07
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                        a great fresh mint

                        Spearmint Polo’s




                        I am finding myself eating more and more mints these days for fear of having bad breath and also to give me that added little sugar booth through out the day. Polo’s are always such an obvious choice but I find these can often get rather tiresome and to be honest are rather boring. The fact that I can’t stand sugar free polo’s shoves them out of the equation but knowing that Polo’s also do a spearmint flavour is heaven to my ears.

                        Spearmint is by far the most enjoyable minty flavour for taste but not necessarily the best for the ridding of bad breath. For a mere 22pence per tube or packet of these mints I think you really cant go wrong and therefore always find myself buying several packets at a time.

                        The mints are cheap and you get around 25 in a packet. The spearmint ones are a light blue speckled in colour and this is what differs somewhat from the original Polo and they look much cooler to look at. The smell that these mints give off is definitely that of a spearmint Polo, very sweet and appealing.

                        The mints are perfect size to fit into the mouth and I often find myself putting in more than one mint at a time. The fact they have a hole in really doesn’t make that much difference to the eating enjoyment of the mints and perhaps make the mint slightly easier to suck down to the end.

                        Both crunching the mint up and sucking it to the end gives a great taste to the mouth and an enjoyable time can be had eating the mint either way. It of course takes longer to suck the mint but even them one can be sucked with a couple of minutes.

                        The freshness that the mint gives the mouth is really very pleasant and makes the mouth water nicely. A whole packet is easy to munch down within one sitting and I am often found gripping on to a packet where ever I go.

                        I am sure most people have tried the original Polo and have enjoyed them. These mints are not as popular but I find them much nicer to eat then the others. If you can give them a try and I am sure you will enjoy them. For the price you really cant go wrong. If you do buy a packet and decide you don’t like them well let me know and I will forward you my address so that you can post the remainder of the packet off to me.

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