Product Type: Ferrero Sweets
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Spearmint Tic Tacs
Member Name: northernlovely
Spearmint Tic Tacs
Advantages: Taste nice, last ages
Disadvantages: Price at RRP, not great for teeth
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.
Summary: A good handbag mint