Product Type: Ferrero Sweets
Newest Review: ... 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 tac... more
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Spearmint Tic Tacs
Member Name: bishopview
Spearmint Tic Tacs
Advantages: GORGEOUS REFRESHING SPEARMINT FLAVOUR
Disadvantages: NO DETAILS ON PACKAGING REGARING ALLERGIES OR VEGETARIAN NEEDS
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!!!
Summary: WHY I THINK TIC TACS HAVE IMPROVED WITH AGE.