“ Brand: Ferrero / Type: Mints „
There are not many mints that I actually like as I find many far too strongly flavoured to the point where I feel like my mouth is burning. But I do quite like spearmint flavoured things and I recently spotted packets of spearmint flavoured tic tacs so decided to purchase a pack to keep in my handbag to act as a quick breath freshener when out and about.
Tic Tac's are made by Ferrero and come in small rectangular plastic containers. I paid £0.49 hufor a 18g pack of the tic tacs. This does seem a little expensive as the container is very small but you do get quite a few of the mints contained inside.
As stated the tic tacs come packaged in a small rectangular plastic pot which is a green transparent colour with a white flip top cap. There is a sticky label which goes over the cap which allows you to make sure that the mints have not been tampered with or opened previously to purchase. On the front of the label is the tic tac logo, it states that they are spearmint flavoured and has the slogan 'refreshing little lifts'. On the back of the label it states ingredients listings and nutritional information.
The spearmint tic tacs are very small with each only being around a centimetre in length. They are white in colour and have a smooth, sweet sugar coating. As soon as you flip open the cap of the container you can smell the spearmint flavour which is quite pleasant and appealing.
When you first pop one of the little tic tacs in your mouth I find that they initially taste quite sweet from the sugar coated outside but when this beings to melt the flavour of the mint begins to come through. The inside of the tic tacs are a little more chalky in consistency but not unpleasant and to say they are so tiny they do take a couple of minutes to fully dissolve. The spearmint flavour is very pleasant and make you feel like you have eaten a mint which is much larger in size as my breath is left feeling quite fresh.
Overall I really love these tiny mints, they are strong enough to freshen your mouth up without leaving you feeling the need to reach for a glass of water. They are also perfect for carrying around with you due to the design of the container that they come in. So all in all a perfect little mint!
I bought a packet of Spearmint Tic Tacs in Home Bargains recently when I was queueing at the till. They were only 19p which I thought a great bargain; I saw them in Morrisons recently at 57p a pack which I think is somwewhat overpriced.
There are a number of Tic Tacs in the range, branching off from the original mint version which is white in colour, in a small clear plastic container. There are Orange and Lime Tic Tacs, and Cool Cherry too, which are relatively new.
These Spearmint Tic Tacs are a strong green in colour and have a strong spearmint scent also. They are much 'mintier' than the original mint Tic Tacs and provide a wave of flavour much the same as an Airwave chewing gum would - meaning they are great for freshening the breath following a fish meal or onion salad!
The Tic Tacs are smooth on the tongue and can be sucked or crunched, the shell is crunchy and the inner is smoother and softer, a bit like a softmint. They don't taste overly sugary, though obviously they are a sugary treat and not a substitute for brushing your teeth. It must also be noted that unlike the similar treat 'Smints' they don't contain Xylitol, which is good for creating a barrier against oral bacteria which can cause tooth decay.
Each Tic Tac contains 2 calories and you really only need one or two for breath freshening so you could have a pack of them in your pocket or bag and they would last you quite a while. If you can get hold of them for 19p then I would absolutely recommend them; at 57p a packet I do think they are too expensive - around 35 - 40p would be OK for mints (otherwise really you could buy a packet of chewing gum or polo mints).
Overall I enjoyed the packet of Tic Tacs and if I was going to a meeting I'd keep a pack of them in my handbag to ensure fresh breath is only a Tic Tac away! As a sweet product I prefer the Orange and Lime but as a breath freshener these are a good low cost alternative, as their main rival Smints are around £1 a pack. All in all I would recommend them but with the advice that it's best to shop around and stock up rather than pay over the odds.
Ah, Spearmint Tic Tacs. How wonderfully, enderingly odd a product. Tic Tacs are little elongated, brightly coloured mints that come in a rather odd little plastic case with a re-sealable lid in the top to get them out from. They taste very sweet, and thus rather pleasant, though they are almost certainly heavily laden with lots and lots of sugar.
There is a certain novelty to be had with this product, and shaking a half-full pack of tic-tacs is quite a satisfying experience sonically and tacile-wise, but on the downside the packets tend to get crushed and smashed if placed absent-mindedly in your back pocket and then sat upon, not that this is a terrifically dangerous or frightening an experience or anything.
They do a reasonable job of freshening your breath and are ideal for casually popping throughout the day if youre self-conscious about this, and theyre also reasonably priced at around 75p for a pack.
I wont list calorie information, because if youre worried about the number of calories in a tic-tac, then chances are youre suffering from an eating disorder.
Spearmint Tic Tacs.................
These little beauties have been a firm favourite of mine for years and the Spearmint flavour is absolutely the best. For around 45pence per pot you get a good amount of the small little capsule like mints and I would say they are far better than any other mints going.
The fact that they come in such a handy little box is really good as the lid just pops open and closes easily and keeps ut any unwanted sand and dust that always seems to be lurking at the bottom of my bag. When I have a packet of Polo's for example I always have to check that there is no dust that easily finds its way into a open tube where as these say nice and sealed.
The spearmint ones are easily distinguishable from the others as the transparent turquoise colouring of the box really sets it apart. You get 18 grams of mints in a box but I would say you get well over 50 mints although I have never actually counted them. I do confess to just tipping up the box against my mouth so I tend not to offer them around too much!
The spearmint tic tacs themselves look just like the peppermint flavour ones and have no colour difference in the mints themselves but the taste in my opinion is far superior. They really freshen your breath and taste nice and sweet at the same time and this is why I prefer the spearmint ones as they taste less like tooth paste than the peppermint ones. The mints are rather hard although can be crunched easily and I will often put more than one in my mouth at any one time and this is not too overpowering.
The spearmint ones have 2 calories per mint and no fat but I am sure I remember the advert saying that they were only 1 calorie per mint but this may well have been for the peppermint variety. However they are truely tasty and whilst I was pregnant I must have eaten a ton of them as this was my only craving and I was surprised I still managed to put on so much weight.
I can only give these little mints a top score because I love them so much and a 5 out of 5 star rating is well apt. A high recommendation from me! Yum.
Thanks for reading!
My husband went to Tesco the other evening under strict instructions to bring me back a refreshing pack of mints. Ever the adventurous type he came back with a box of tic tacs. I was slightly disappointed as I hadn't tasted tic tacs for a few years. But what I remembered about them was that they were pretty bland and boring.
The ticktak came in a transparent green plastic coloured plastic container. The tic tac logo is white against a darker green background. Also on the front of the container it clearly states that there are 100 spearmint tic tacs inside.
Now I love reviewing for dooyoo, But I would not go as far as counting the tic tacs to ensure there are indeed 100 mints included. So I guess we are going to have to take the manufacturers word for it. (manufacturers are incidentally Ferreira UK ltd.
On the reverse side of the container is a sticky label which informs the consumer of tic tacks nutritional information and ingredients. However I could not find any information on the container in relation to allergies or suitability for vegetarians. I think this lets the product down considerably, as people need to know this vital information in order to make an informed decision on whether to consume the mints or not.
Each tic tac is approx the size of a small tablet. They are white in appearance. And although they do not look exciting they do indeed look as if they are going to be refreshing and cool. The tic tacks can be consumed by lifting the small flap at the top right hand side of the container. Thus allowing one tic tac to come out at a time.
I have to say I was more than surprised by how good they tasted. The spearmint flavour was strong and refreshing. The heat of the mint was not too intense. The tic tac lasted quite a while when supped. I found that when I actually bit into a tic tac it tasted very strong and the tic tac became quite powdery very similar to a crushed tablet. I found this rather unpleasant and therefore would suggest that these tic tacs are more of a supping sweet.
I found that the mints leave your mouth feeling fresh and clean for quite some time after consumption. I loved the fresh feeling and would recommend these tic tacks as a quick and easy breathe freshener.
In conclusion I would say that tic tacs have certainly improved in flavour since I last tasted them. I remember them as bland and boring but my opinion has changed now and I find them fresh and basically a tasty mint treat.
You will find tic tacks in most supermarkets and garages. Newsagents also seem to sell these mints also. I have seen recently a few various flavours of tic tacs. these include orange, peppermint and the new flavour on the market cherry.
I was quite surprised to discover that tic tacs are 99p in Tesco. I must admit I do tend to think that this is abit steep. Probably because I can remember when they used to be about 20p a box. However on reflection I suppose for your 99p you are getting a 100 tic tacs which should indeed last you a good while so all in all it isn't bad value for money.
Nutritional value per tic tac
After studying the nutritional value I have come to realise that these mints are quite good if your on a diet. With each tic tac being 2 kcal. You can allow yourself quite a few of these tasty little treats in order to satisfy your sweet craving.
Give them a try they are really quite yummy!!!
Tic Tacs are sold in clear plastic cartons with a pop up tab to tip the Tick Tacs out. The carton has a label stuck over the top that covers half the front and back of the carton. The colour of the label depends on the flavour of the Tics but all display the Tic Tack Logo. Tic Tacs can be found with the mints section in most supermarkets and corner shops.
The Tic Tac
The Tic Tac is a small cylindrical mint approx 1cm x 0.5cm x 0.5cm. It has a smooth coating with a slightly gritty centre.
Sugar, Fructose, rice starch, flavouring, mint essential oil, glazing agent (carnauba wax)
Despite it's size each Tic Tac has a strong minty flavour which lasts after the Tic Tac has gone. I have found 1 Tic Tac lasts approx 10mins and the minty fresh breath it gives you around an hour. As the advert says each Tic Tac is only 2 calories so how can you go wrong. The only draw back is the carton which, while excellent for storing the Tic Tacs can cause rattley pockets and makes Tic Tacs impossible to eat silently in a meeting. Having said that at 2 calories it's a small price to pay.
Tic Tacs are around £1.30 for 100 at most stores.
Now I am confused as to whether these are to be called sweets or mints (I don't consider mints to be sweets you see). These (lets go with mints) mints are in the only packaging I have ever remembered Tic Tacs being in which is a little transparent plastic box. You get around 18 grams in a box and I think around 24 Tic Tacs per box. The nutritional side of it is this:-
It states on the box 2 calories per Tic Tac and zero fat although there is around 17.55 grams of Carbs per box. All in all they are a reasonably low fat mint. They do however contain 4 different types of E numbers which are E104, E120, E110 and E133.
Just a small fact before I start dissecting taste and all that, did you know that Tic tacs were called that because you hear a Tic when opening the product and a Tac when you close it (random I know).
Now when you pop the mint in your mouth it is quite refreshing (kind of like when you use strong toothpaste) and they have a crunchy outside and a softish inside. The problem with me is that one is never enough, I end up scoffing at least a quarter of the box in one go. However with their introduction of the very large Tic Tac boxes that they have conveniently seem to have marketed in petrol garages, that is no longer a problem. The larger boxes (offhand I don't know how many grams per box) are great but can ultimately end up being a very high calorie mint.
Tic Tacs come in this spearmint flavour but also Orange and Lime as well as original mint. I believe there is also Cinammon flavour now too although I have yet to try them. All in all these are great as a mint but be warned, they can become highly addictive.
Finally on the downsides to them, well there aren't many, They are around 50 pence a box which isn't exactly cheap and they also make a really annoying rattling noise which causes people to wonder whether you are really running for the bus or secretly practising with your maracas!
I have recently become quite addicted to these little things, as if the last thing I needed was another addition. Tic Tacs come are essentially little mints, though they come in cherry and orange & lime flavour too, that come in 18gram plastic containers. They retail at about 50p a pack but if you get them at most major supermarkets you can get 4 packs for 98p.
Although the picture here shows green tic tacs in a clear plastic case, the reality is that spearmint tic tacs are white and come in a blue/green plastic case. The spearmint tic tac is cooler than its fresh mint counter part which has more of a strong mint flavour.
Tic Tacs are a good substitute for traditional mints while being much smaller and containing just 2 calories per drop. I think I began eating them as I stay away from chewy things and these seem less sugary than other sweets such as refreshers or love hearts. Furthermore Tic Tacs have recently removed artificial colouring and replaced it with natural colouring on the orange and lime pack, thus offering a healthier tic tac experience. By having a few fruit flavours available they can also appeal to traditional sweet lovers as opposed to people just looking for a mint.
Disadvantages are that they are addictive and have the potential to be fattening if you scoff them 24/7 and they make an irritating rattling noise in your pocket when you walk about.
I love Tic Tacs as they are really addicting and have a cool taste to them. They come in small 18g plastic boxes, which are transparent so you can see through to the weirdly bright green Tic Tacs. There is a label over the top of the box, which has the Tic Tacs logo and the Spearment flavour below. The label covers the top of the box, so you just break it to open it.
If you sniff near the box, you can smell a delicious minty spearmint aroma. The smell is really fresh and quite intense. Each Tic Tac is small and oval in shape. They are bright green and I like to eat one or two at a time. I suck them as you get the most out of them this way. They have quite a sweet flavour. The flavour is very minty and it's quite an authentic spearmint flavour, yet it's subtle underneath. They have a very smooth texture at first but they soon diminish in size and the texture becomes a little rough.
You can get a small 18g box for 49p, which is an excessive rip off, but they do taste nice. Still I wouldn't say it's worth it for the price. For £1.29, you can get 4 boxes, which works out a lot cheaper so this may be a better option. I wouldn't recommend them especially but they are good for freshening up your breath and just as something to eat. They aren't cheap though and you only get a small 18g box.
Thanks for reading,
I used to eat a lot of these Spearmint TicTacs at one time, and I had forgotten about them until the other day when I saw them on the shelf in my local supermarket. I thought, I fancy some of those!
These TicTacs come in a small 18g pack, with a see-through blue plastic box which looks really cute and can be held in your hand easily. There is an easy open lid, and usually you don't get loads of TicTacs all spilling out at once!
They taste strongly of spearmint of course, but not too much that it's overpowering. Each individual TicTac looks really small, but actually it does last a while. They have a really refreshing taste, very minty too.
One of the best thing about these TicTacs, they really do leave your mouth feeling really clean and fresh, and other people have told me they have noticed a difference in my breath, not that it was bad before but you can really tell the difference.
I would recommend these to anybody, especially someone with bad breath!
Often costing around 45p for an individual pack of around 20, Tic Tacs are the undisputed rulers of the breath mint kingdom. Small and easily accessed through their light, handy and highly portable plastic dispenser, they can be discreetly offered without causing offense to anyone whose breath you just cant stand, and they make a welcome accessory to women's handbags.
In supermarkets however, buying in bulk really doesn't save much at all, probably because for most, tic-tacs are something bought as a passing fancy, rather than a regular purchase.
However, as opposed to the 'Fresh Mint' variety, Spearmint tic-tacs are not particularly enjoyable. They burn the tongue and leave an unpleasant aftertaste which i can only describe as stale. In spite of this however, their breath freshening effect seems to last twice as long as any of the other flavours.
Interestingly, Spearmint seems to lack the initial plasticy taste of 'Fresh Mint', nor does it have the deceptively bichromatic, yet single flavoured inherent LIE of the double citrus flavour.
Generally speaking however, Spearmint is the only variety of tic-tac I will turn down if offered, unless of course I feel my breath is a little off, in which case I will eagerly accept.
For a long time, Tic Tacs have dominated... well the Tic Tac market. Partly because there is nothing else like them but also because the taste is very good. Tic Tacs come in several flavours although for this review I will be focusing on the spearmint version. Not only is the idea different from anything else before it, the packaging is unique too. Its like you have your own mini container just for your tic tacs. The good thing about the box is that it only lets one tic tac out a time meaning that they don't go everywhere.
Personally, I think the spearmint edition of Tic Tacs works very well. As you would imagine, the taste of mint is quite prominent. Although it is not overwhelming which is always a plus point for mints. The taste given off from the spearmint Tic Tacs is different from any other mint. Not to mention that it is very good too. Its nothing like your normal plain mints. Its completely different, in a very good way.
Appearance and Price
As you can tell from the product picture, Tic Tacs are relatively small. probably about 1cmx0.5cm. You would probably think this is a good thing as they will last longer since there are more of them. Although to be honest, the chances are that you are going to take about 2 or 3 at a time since they are so small. Therefore they don't last as long as a normal packet of mints. However the packaging is very good, my favourite thing about it is that it is very strong and it takes a lot of force to crack it open. Not mentioning that the box that they come in is completely re -sealable too. The only downside is that some Tic Tacs can get stuck at the bottom or top of the box and they just will not move. Therefore you may end up breaking the box which is what I do. The Tic Tacs themselves only come in one size, although bigger boxes (around double the size) can be bought for slightly more. Multipacks of 4 are also available in supermarkets mainly. A normal pack of Tic Tacs should cost from 50-60p. The multipacks can be bought from £1.80-£1.90. Personally I think this is quite a poor saving since you are buying a pack of 4. Although it is still a saving I suppose.
So overall, Spearmint Tic Tacs have a very good taste to them. Unlike any other mints out on the market today. They may go quite quickly but they are definetely worth trying.