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      04.06.2011 20:16

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      Defiantly worth a try

      I have loved smints for years for many reasons one being that the majority of my family tend not to ask for one as they prefer the milder mints. :)

      Another is the hand little box they come in, its big enough to be found easily in a big bag and small enough not to be in the way, plus the handy push down buttons ensures that no mints drop out and get lost for ever in the tight folds of some bags!

      A obvious advantage of these small mints is the strong taste that accompany them that not only taste refreshing but give you fresh breath that lasts a while.

      The only disadvantage is that i tend not to buy them because of the price, you don't get many and the box is generally 99p where i go so it just doesn't seem worth it, all thought thinking about it, its not outrageously over priced.

      So i personally think that if u like strong mints it wouldn't hurt to give them a try.

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      05.07.2010 04:32
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      Recommended to refresh between brushing.

      Smints are enclosed in a small clear plastic box which is approximately 8 cm x 6 cm x 2 cm - and so it's small and slim enough to fit in a pocket - but I tend to carry a packet in my handbag. The box has a special dispenser incorporated into it which means that only one mint at a time is dispensed. 

      Each box contains forty tiny little mints. One packet of Smints costs £1.07, which does seem fairly expensive, but it actually only works out as 2.6p per mint - and one packet literally lasts ages. I would never need more that two or three mints a day, and so one box of Smints lasts about two weeks.    

      I tend to buy the peppermint flavour, simply because they seem to be the ones that are most readily available. I do find the minty taste to be very strong and incredibly overpowering and not altogether pleasant. The mints are quite hard to suck because they are so small, but even when I do suck them I find the taste to be so strong it can burn my mouth a little in a similar way to how a really hot curry would!z

      However, after eating a Smint, I do find that my mouth feels very refreshed and cleansed. It actually feels very similar to how my mouth feels after I've brushed my teeth and used mouthwash at the start of the day - and ultimately, this is why I do like to eat them.  

      These mints are supposed to be advantageous for tooth care and the packet does bear the tooth friendly logo to emphasize and confirm this. The mints contain a substance called Xylitol which helps to prevent cavities by combating the buildup of plaque. I have to admit that I do find that my teeth feel very clean after I've had one of these sweets unlike other mints where I sometimes feel like a thin film has been left covering my teeth. There I'd no sugar in these sweets and only 0.5 calories per sweet, although there are added sweeteners.  

      The Xylitol also combats bad breath by destroying the harmful bacteria which is not only responsible for plaque production but also for bad breath! Luckily I tend not to suffer from bad breath routinely, but like everyone there are times when I can't resist that piece of garlic bread.........and Smints are really handy at times like this. They certainly do seem to neutralize any bad odours. 

      Overall, I would recommend Smints for occasional use if you want to freshen up your breath and it's not convenient to brush your teeth. 

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      03.07.2010 10:04
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      Very effective and priced well

      Smint Active Breathe freshener is one of the handiest fresheners on the market. They were first brought out in 1994 by Chupa Chups. It comes in a small, yet neat plastic container with a white section that pulls down to release an individual tablet. Each tablet has an 'S' engraved into it. Unlike packets of mints which tend to end up spilling out all over my handbag, this handy packet stays neat and tidy with all its contents intact.

      For an 8g packet of fresheners you will normally pay about 80p-although this can vary slightly from one retailer to another. Packets of Smints normally contain 40 small tablets in each, although smint white packets contain only 30. This will be clearly stated on the packet.

      The flavours available are Spearmint, Mint, Peppermint, Winter Ice, Liquorice, Lemon, Peach and Wildberry. The most popular flavours are the mint variety. Smint can also be bought in a gum form and teeth whiteners.

      The advantages of Smint are that they are sugar free, they fight against plaque, helps prevent bacteria from forming and provide you with much fresher breathe.

      The disadvantages of Smint are the size of them. Don't get me wrong, they are effective but if they were that little bit bigger they would taste better and last that little bit longer. I find that after eating certain foods they aren't as effective as they could be.

      I would recommend these to most people as they are so handily packed and they are quite a healthy option too.

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      02.07.2010 18:38
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      Smints you gotta love em

      Now I must say that I am quite partial to any thing and everything minty!

      Mouth wash, Tooth paste, Polos, Extra Strong mints (no don't get me started on those I may have to rush out and buy some!) Soft mints, Tic tacs, even the minty smelling shower and body products you can buy. Mmm Original Source Mint..yummy!

      I must confess, I am a naughty mint addict, almost but not quite reformed, I am still searching for the perfect minty solution but have found some thing thats very good in Smints.

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      I have banned myself from indulging in most of these minty treats as they are far too sugary for their own good. I must have tried almost almost every variety of mint based gum known to man, woman and beast in my quest to find something minty and sugar free and tried the sugar free lozenge type mints too.

      Not much has come up to the minty thrill of my old favorites until I discovered Smints. Now Smints are a double edged mint product that contain Xylitol. This is an ingredient that protects your teeth, comes from natural origins and when used in Smints the resulting taste is MINTY! Double whammy!

      Smints are thankfully sugar free and contain just 0.5 calories per saintly Smint pastille. The fact that they are sugar free does not interfere with their minty taste and keeps calorie intake low, plus restricts tooth damage too.

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      Xylitol it is claimed can help to reduce and attack unfriendly bacteria that hang around your teeth and mouth. As this ingredient is in Smints, the effect of reduced bacteria and added minty freshness can also make your breath smell good.

      Xylitol was discovered by a german chemist in 1891. This bacteria reducing subtstance added to Smints comes from natural sources. Its found naturally in fruit and veg and also in birch trees! Mmm wonder if it counts as part of your 5 day?

      There are lots of lovely Sminty flavours, such as lemon, honey and fruit varieties. These are perfect for freshening the breath and protecting the teeth of non mint lovers, though I am loathe to believe that non mint lovers really exist!

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      For those like me who want that minty fresh breath kick there are plenty of types to choose from.

      You could try plain old mint, peppermint- now you are talking, polar mint - I have checked and they don't come with a free polar bear sadly, white mint and also a new extra minty Smint called Xtra Strong Smints. I will leave you guessing which I favour most out of these, but suffice to say the mintier the better.

      There is also a range called Smint and gum, for those that miss chewing on gum. I do find that after more than a few minutes chewing I tend to get a headache so as yet I haven't tried these. Of course I will at some point in my quest for the perfect breath freshening minty solution.

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      For those times when you need to freshen up and do not have access to mouth wash or toothpaste, Smints are a really good solution. Don't just take my word for it. Next time you see a pack of Smints on your travels, why not give them a try.

      Smints come in a handy little cardboard box that is small enough to store in your pocket or bag. They cost around 80 to 90p per pack of 40 pastilles. Look out for the tooth whitening variety too as they are also very nice and never over do any sugar free product due to their obvious laxative effects.

      5 stars for Smints, as you gotta love em!

      Well unless they make Kendall Mint cake sugar free!

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        02.07.2010 10:53
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        Delivers everything you want from a mint.

        Smints are the ideal mints to carry about on your person and blow away their competition in a gust of minty wind.

        The box is rather small (possibly 2 inches in length and a few centimetres deep) and is very compact. Perfect for carrying around in your back pocket, it's a great product to have on you for freshening up after a lunch or for any other reason for that matter. The box is also very smart, finished quite stylishly and different from other mints.

        Each packet contains 40 of these strong mints, and there are now a number of varieties to choose from. Being a Smint connoisseur of sorts, I have tried the Blue, Green and Black boxes many a time and recommend the Black box, 'XtraStrong Mint'. The packs are keen to highlight the 'health benefits' of 'dental care' though I wouldn't take too much notice of this. For those who are interested, it also bears the tooth-friendly logo.

        Small and mighty, these little mints don't half pack a punch. They have a very nice, minty taste and the freshness reverberates throughout your mouth very pleasantly. Moreover, they last a long time considering their small size, so although 40 doesn't sound like many they'll more than often last you a long time. They're also ideal for those who wear braces; with chewing gum off the agenda, this is a good alternative, offering the same level of minty freshness in a way which doesn't damage the brace. Just don't have too many of them as the pack states that (ahem) laxative effects will ensue.

        The only drawback for me is the price. The cost really varies quite a lot between shops but if you're being charged over £1, walk away. £1 is an acceptable price for these mints, as although expensive, they perform better than other lower-priced competitors.

        Summary

        Small, stylish mighty mints, Smints are an ideal choice. Both tasty and powerful, they'll please anyone willing to surrender their one pound piece. Available from most newsagents and supermarkets for around £1.

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        22.10.2009 11:31
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        Minty Little Box

        Smint was first launched in 1994 by its parent company Chupa Chups. Remember them? They were the ones who made the weird and wonderful different flavours of lollipops. Yummy, but of course bad for your teeth. Smint is now available in a range of flavours including mint, spearmint, peppermint, winter ice, liquorice, lemon, peach and wildberry. There are even different variations of Smint such as those that whiten teeth in two flavors: fresh mint and strawberry. The Smint gum is available in four flavors: fresh mint, strong mint, strawberry and blackberry.


        There is definitely a good range of variety in the Smint product and Im sure there is something for everyone, unless of course you do not like mint! The more well known Smint comes in a little handy size box and dispenses one mint at a time. Giving you fresh breathe with just one small sweet like product. Other things that Smint claims is that it actively fights plaque, helps prevent the formation of bacteria responsible for causing tooth decay and is also 100% sugar-free.


        These mints definitely do give you fresh breathe and sometimes are too strong, depending on the flavour you choose. But I think this is all down to personal preference.

        Each Smint mint is triangular shaped in order to be different from other minty products out there and even have a 'S' on each one. Most Smints only have 0.5 calories in each thus making them good for your teeth and also for your figure! Not to mention for your breathe and therefore maybe even your confidence. You can get a box of Smints for about 69p to 89p. Each box has 40 mints in each, except for Smint white which have 30 mints in each.


        You can freshen your breathe on the go 40 times all by carrying this small little box. Pretty handy hey!

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          22.07.2009 21:12
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          A nice little breath freshener

          I recently purchased a packet of Smint wildberry for 39p and although I only have one every so often I have found that I am quite partial to them. The bright red plastic container which houses the small kind of heart shaped sweets has a press down white top which dispenses the sweets one at a time....................handy. I have perhaps ate about 12 -15 sweets and on shaking the box find there are quite a few left so my 39p has been vlue for money up till now.

          The sweets contain xylitol which is a substance frequently used to aid fresh breath, and as such they are advertised on the front of the box a freshness and dental care. The small sweets are most definately of the wild berry variety as when you put one into your mouth you instantly feel the rush of berry flavour attack your taste buds. At the same time you can feel a rush of freshness run around your mouth trying to freshen your breath, the small individual sweet probably needs another sweet to help it do it's job though since I think that one on it's own is seriously struggling to beat the breath.

          The sweet is sweetish but there is more of a bitter berry taste which takes away a good deal of the sweetness, it is however a very pleasant bitterness and you can feel that it is freshening your mouth. It is not the kind of sweet your going to eat every few minutes or you might just feel that instead of cleaning you mouth they might just clag it up a bit, this is meant as a severe criticism just an observation from eating too many at once. They do sometimes leave a bit of a powdery taste in the mouth, but they are nice and I think they do freshen up that oral hygiene, not a bad buy at all for 39p. They are also available in other flavours and I shall be trying them in the future.

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            25.03.2009 21:55
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            Ok if they're really cheap & on offer or given to you free but not my choice for mints

            My mum had a large box of packs of SMINT and gave me a pack free so I can't say I buy these often but looking up the price they cost around 72p for a 8g plastic box dispenser containing 40 pastilles. The container is a dark green and the flavour of the mints I had recieved was peppermint but there are other flavours in different colour containers such as Mint, Spearmint, Winter Ice and fruit flavours such as Lemon, Peach, Wildberry but I can't say I have see many of these other flavours around.

            There is a website called www.smint.com with lots of information on the mints which is listed on the back of the container.

            Apparently they are toothfriendly and have been tested. They are described as "The breath freshening mint that's good for your teeth." They also contain something called "Xylitol" which is supposed to be a sugar substitute according the the container infomation.

            The ingredients are :- Sweetners (Xylitol (90%), Aspartame), Maltodextrin, Flavour, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil. Contains a source of phenylalanine

            The container the mints come inside is a really handy container. This is because unlike normal mints that you have to unwrap and possibly loose some falling out, this is a handy dispenser that you just press the white bit down at the top and out of the bottom a mint falls out. They're abit like sweetners dispensers if you want a comparison.

            The mints themselves are quite strong. They remind me of toothpaste with the intense strong minty flavour. I think I would prefer these to polo's because they don't have the sweet minty flavour but a much more refreshing minty flavour that overwhelms the tongue where the mint touches. I don't think you would really want to have more than one in a short space of time but I think that they are handy for a quick mint after you have had a drink or a meal to freshen your breath. I still prefer chewing gum though. The smints are decribed as pastilles they are basically a hard texture that you can't really chew although I suppose you could crunch them but then they get stuck in your teeth. They are small and triangular shaped with the letter S on both sides.

            My overall opinion is that I wouldn't want to buy these myself but as they were going free I didn't pass up the offer but I think I would prefer to stick to my tried and tested chewing gum.


            Also posted on ciao under my username miss_sherlock

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              10.02.2009 22:22
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              Handy for keeping your breath fresh all day round.

              I have never been a fan of chewing gum and dislike the idea of, what seems like, a piece of flavoured rubber that loses its taste quickly in your mouth and then leaves you chewing like a cow chews cud until you can find a bin. Moreover, I went through a bout of braces and retainers due to my orthodontic treatment and always found it would get caught in my teeth. I do like mints but most are very sugary and bad for your teeth even if your breathe does smell a little more acceptable afterwards. But what if you're like me and need something to keep your breath fresh? And what if you don't want to look overly vain by carrying around a bottle of breath freshener of which many brands taste vile anyway?
              I've been buying Smints for a long time now and always try to have a packet on me wherever I go (You never know when you might get a good old snog ^_^). Produced by the Chupa Chups company, these mints are not only sugar-free but profess to actually be good for your teeth. It contains xylitol, a sugar substitute. I got bored and wondered what on earth xylitol was. I mean, is it in anyway good for your body? Wikipedia actually told me that it is actually good for fighting infections such as that of the ear. Random fact of the day I suppose. Anyway, DO NOT go and wolf down a whole packet of 30 now your ear is feeling a bit sore again. Smints do produce laxative effects if too many are consumed.
              However, if consumed in moderation, these tiny little white mints really do freshen up your breath excellently for a while and only one is needed unless you have particularly bad halitosis. It's also nice to know that your teeth are not being badly effected. Some brands even profess to whiten your teeth and these come in varieties of fresh mint, strong mint, strawberry and blackberry. I've tried both of the mint types and I haven't really noticed any change in the colour of my teeth. But I don't reckon these are supposed to be some miracle sweet that leaves your gnashers Simon-Cowell-white. There are other brands that are not intended to whiten. These include:

              ~Spearmint
              ~Peppermint
              ~Winter Ice
              ~Liquorice
              ~Lemon
              ~Peach
              ~Wild Berry

              I have tried Peppermint, Spearmint, the Winter Ice and the Wild Berry one. All Smint types I have tried taste excellent, especially the Wild Berry which is really quite yummy and left my last boyfriend commenting on how nice my mouth tasted.
              The packaging is small enough to pop into your handbag for a night out which makes it particularly handy. The packaging is also very sturdy and the button lever means that the mints stay within it.
              As for the calorie counters, I don't think there's anything to really worry about. It's only a 6g packet after all.
              I suppose that people may complain about the price of it. I have never gotten it cheaper than 90p and had to pay £1.10 for it at a newsagents once. However, I think the price is worth it because each mint leaves your breath fresh for ages, tastes great and is good for your teeth.

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                16.11.2008 16:23
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                An item where the saying 'a little goes a long way' would apply, handy though not good for sucking

                These mints are small but powerful! I always try and have a pack with me, the packets are good too, their pretty small and easy to fit into any pocket, with a fairly easy to use dispenser (sometimes requires a good shake to shake loose any mints that might get slightly stuck in the dispenser). Basically it works by giving it a quick shake then press down the top of the packet and a mint should appear in the bottom corner, so have your hand out to catch it.

                I take one of these after eating anything strong or particularly sugary etc., their very minty and leave your mouth with a nice minty smell/taste. Their sugar free, so you don't have to feel guilty about having one, infact quite the opposite as they have whats called Xylitol, which I believe is supposed to help combat plaque (another good reason for taking one after having had a meal). On the front of the packet I have, it says 'anti cavities' and on the back it says 'the first dental sweet for the whole family', so their clearly marketing these as being good for your teeth.

                Each pack weighs 8g and I believe the packs used to say that they contain about 40 of these small mints (they aren't so good for sucking on as they are quite small, an awful lot smaller than extra strong mints (which are very sugary in comparison by the way!)), though don't quote me on that, thats going by memory alone, im sure you get at least 20 or so though, each packet lasts me quite a while (at least a couple of weeks).

                These mints do contain sweeteners and contain a source of Phenylalanine. Also be careful as excessive consumption (eating alot in quick succession or in one day, basically) could lead to a *ahem* laxative effect, so don't get too carried away or you might regret it! that shouldn't be a problem as one mint is enough to last quite a while, I find and I'd never have more than maybe 3 or 4 a day at the most, which hasn't caused me any problems, thus far lol.

                On the back of the packet it says that their made in Spain by Chupa Chups SA and the best before info. can be found on the side of the packets (the first date is the date the packet was manufactured I believe, its the 2nd date thats when you should consume them by, don't get the dates mixed up like I once did or you'll throw out a perfectly decent packet of smints!).

                I don't think there's anything else really that I can say about these, except that their pretty good value for money, costing anything between about 70p at the cheapest to the more usual 99p-£1.05 per 8g packet, you can find them on sale from all the usual supermarkets and if you want to find out more, visit the website smint.com

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                  07.11.2008 10:58
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                  A great alternative to gum and large mints

                  I've always had a problem with the staple of breath fresheners - the chewing gum. I find that any more than a minute of chewing and I being to get jaw-ache, not to mention that fact the, more often than not, the taste has gone from the gum after that minute! Also, most suck-able mints are quite big and often last much longer than I would like.

                  Ahhh, and then came the Smint! With each Smint being the size of a small tablet, and yet somehow packing the punch of an entire pack of chewing gum, it was a revelation for my mouth (a little dramatic, I know, but this really was a wonderful discovery for me!). The immediate flavour is very intense which is what I am looking for in a mint. The Smint itself lasts about 5 minutes in the mouth and the flavour is noticeable for approximately 20 further minutes but leaves without any breath worries for considerably longer than that. I love these mints so much that I have several packs scattered in different locations - work, home, car - so that they are never to far away; who knows when a potential kissing situation will arise!

                  The Smints themselves are triangular in shape with an 'S' engraved on each one. The dispenser is rectangular in shape and as a triangular push button at the top (with the same 'S' engraved on it). When pressed, a shoot at the bottom of the pack lowers and one singular Smint is dispensed. A genius invention that only struggles when there are only a few Smints left in the packet meaning you have to jiggle everything around a lot!

                  Smint is available in several flavours including mint, spearmint and peppermint. My favourite is the standard mint flavour.

                  The main ingredients are Sweeteners, Xylitol, flavoring, partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, and phenylalanine. The Xylitol in Smint is said to lower the temperature in your mouth by 10 °C! It also helps to reduce plaque by attracting and starving the micro-organisms that cause tooth decay - freshners breath and gives healthy teeth; what a bonus!

                  Smint took 4 years of development after Chupa Chups realised that the adult market wanted a sugar free mint. This was Chupa Chups first adult product released which hit the market in 1994.

                  There are 40 Smints in each pack and the net weight is 8g

                  Nutritional Values per 100g:
                  Energy Value - 1062 KJ (254 kcal)
                  Protein - 0.6g
                  Carbohydrates - 95.1g of which sugars 0g
                  Polyols - 86.5g
                  Fat - 1.1g of which saturates 1.1g
                  Fibre - 1.8g
                  Sodium - 0g

                  © of funkimunki. Also posted on Ciao

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                    26.05.2008 14:09
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                    A very good long lasting breath freshener.

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                    What are they?
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                    Small hard pip-sized sweets.


                    What are they for?
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                    Though they are classed as sweets, they sugar free - and because of this, they are often promoted as the sugar free dental sweet for the family. Their ice mint flavoured version appeared first on the market and was also popularised as a breath freshener. I generally see these as a breath fresheners rather than sweets, so they're pretty good as an alternative to after dinner mints.


                    What's special about them?
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                    As well as aspartame, they also contain xylitol, which is known to help prevent cavities.

                    The pastilles are also triangular shaped, though I think this just relates to the brand logo.


                    How do I use them?
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                    The pastilles can either be sucked like a hard-boiled sweet or chewed.


                    How do they taste?
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                    With this spearmint version, I find its taste reminding me too much of toothpaste, and also rather weak as a breath freshener, so it's not really my favourite. Smint do an 'ice mint' version that tastes a lot stronger. However, regardless of the flavour - I do find that the taste lasts quite a while even after finishing the pastille. My mouth feels fresher and for longer than a normal mint sweet, like Polo.

                    I'm not sure why they have compacted them into such small pastilles but I suppose it does create some form of originality. Trying to manipulate such a small sweet in your mouth isn't as easy as it seems.

                    Beisdes the mint versions, they also do them in other flavours such as peach, wild fruit & berries, and citrus lemon. I actually prefer the fruity versions, though not as effective as the mint versions at keeping the breath fresh.


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                    They generally cost 99p for a tabbed box, similar to a small matchbox (by pressing the tab, an allocated sweet in a slot is released). The box used to state 40 pastilles contained in the box, now, this has been replaced with '8g'. Whether 8 grams is equal to 40 pastilles, if anyone has a box handy and would kindly count them, please let us know. :o)


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                    There is also a note about eating too many of these as they are capable of inducing laxative effects. Although labelled as a sweet, I do not think they will ever be seen or bought as a sweet - but definitely a good breath freshener.

                    Funnily enough, they also contain hydrogenated vegetable oil - so although they are doing less harm on the teeth, they aren't exactly that good for our health.




                    Thanks for reading.



                    ©Leighsady 2008

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                      22.10.2001 18:28
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                      Get your mouth around the mouth-watering taste of juicy fresh peaches. Basics: SMINT - Intense Peach flavour. 40 peach pellets. Sugar Free. I haven?t found many places to buy these, so far only from Texaco, Iceland and www.smint.com. My Opinion: I first heard about these on radio 1, a DJ was talking about how peachy they were. How they actually tasted like you had just bitten into a real peach. Well considering radio 1 does not advertise, I thought this was a good recommendation. It wasn?t until a few months later, that I spotted them in Iceland. Remembering what I had heard I bought a pack. Smell ? Very intense smell of peach. I gave a few to my work colleagues, within minutes the whole room spent of peaches. Taste ? I must admit I?m not a fan of the other Smint flavours, but the Peach range, are great. The taste at first very subtle, but within a minute your whole mouth fills with peach flavour. I would definitely agree that it does taste like you have just bitten into a peach. Not many products actually life up to their flavours. Usually only vaguely reminding you of the titled flavour but not this one. Price ? The price varies but on average they seem to be £1. I did take a look on their website. They only sell them in boxes of 24 dispensers. But for £18.00, if you like them enough, seems a good price. I also spotted they have wild berry flavour for sale on the site. I might have to try them. Finally: I would highly recommend these, if you see them at the checkout, pick up a packed.

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                        Smint is lovely. When you're looking for something to rid yourself of that night-after-lager bitter aftertaste, or you're worried that the reason you're not pulling might have been that chilli con carne you ate before you left the house ... whenever you need to freshen up, there is no substitute. Smint now comes in a variety of flavours. As well as the peppermint one picured here, you can get a "cool mint" variety, "lemon power" type, something to do with passion fruit. Each comes in a plastic box, holding 40 "pastilles" - OK, pastilles is a stupid word, but it's what they use. You push to top down, and a small white (or yellow) tablet drops out the bottom. One tablet is usually enough for that lovely fresh taste you're looking for, though in cases of extreme oral distress, you may need to recourse to three. Smint tastes nicer than any other breath-freshening-thing I've had. It even beats those mini Polos into second place. So why, you ask, have I only given it four stars? Well, this review is for the peppermint Smints, and you'll never go back to those after you've bathed in the delight that is Lemon Power. Peppermint Smint is very good, but it's been bettered by its own brother.

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                        Refreshing Peppermint with natural green tea extract for long lasting breath fresh