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Whenever I used to visit and stay with my Nan and Grandfather in the summer holidays as a child I often used to walk to the shops with my Grandad to buy groceries and I can remember that he always used to give me and my younger brother a soft mint to keep us happy as we walked along. Grandfathers are often shown giving their grandchildren a certain brand of toffee on the television with a shiny wrapper but I definitely remember being given the Trebor Soft mints which had its own green shiny inner wrapper with a further paper covering with the brand name printed on.
A packet of these which is a tube shape currently is priced at 45 pence on the Tesco website but you can find them cheaper as a multipack and they are widely available. The flavour of these is peppermint and so they are not overbearing like spearmint or some varieties of toothpaste can be for example. Although these are called Soft mints they are made up of two parts consisting of a soft mint centre with a harder outer shell. Each mint is shaped a bit like a Galaxy Minstrel but larger.
If you suck on these and savour them you can make each one last for a long time but I seem to succumb and crunch them far too quickly meaning that I can demolish a whole packet in no time at all. Even with the hard coating these are not too bad on the teeth but be careful as the soft centre is very chewy and in my experience can get stuck to your teeth and gums. These are great sweets to eat while working or concentrating on something and due to the mint taste are perfect for refreshing your breath after eating a meal. Overall I think these are good tasting peppermints at a really competitive price.
Having very much enjoyed my first few days of reviewing on Dooyoo, I have already started to run out of good things to review. So, I am going to review everything I have in front of me on my desk (which is a mess). The first thing I am going to review from the selection of items I have on my desk is... A six pack of Trebor Peppermint Softmints.
I love Softmints. They've been part of UK society since they were created in 1981, ten years before I was brought into this world to enjoy them! I've always been aware of softmints and bought them every so often as a child. Recently though, they have slowly become an obsession of mine. Within the past few months I have turned into a softmint eating machine, buying at least six packets a week on average from my corner shop. However... after venturing to Sainburys last week I found a six pack of softmints for £1.79! That saves me an average of £1.21 a week buying them in a multipack, whilst singularly they cost me 50p each. Nice little saving there...
Peppermint softmints are the only softmints that will pass through my digestive system though. Not that the spearmint ones aren't nice... they just can't compare to more subtle, less harsh flavour of peppermint. Although saying this, I much prefer spearmint flavoured extra strong mints and polos.
Peppermint for the win! Go buy yourself some softmints, yeah?!
I really do enjoy a mint sweet, they make a nice change from chocolate and they are very refreshing on the palate.
Trebor Peppermint Soft Mints come in a rollpack, just like my other favourites: Polo Mints. Even the pack is fresh looking, in a nice bright green and white colour, with an inner green foil, holding the mints safe and secure inside. You get around 12 mints in a pack, although I don't have a pack at the moment to double check.
When you open the pack, you get the fresh, minty smell you would expect from a quality pack of mints and the taste is not a let down either. They are bright white in colour and are the perfect size to pop into your mouth. To get to the soft part of the soft mint, you must first crunch your way through the hard candy shell or you can sook them for a while, if you have any restraint. The centre is the mintiest part of the sweet and it is nice and chewy too. The peppermint flavour itself is not overly strong, which I love, as I am not a fan of really strong eye watering flavours. By the time you finish the soft mint, your mouth and breathe feel very fresh.
The only problem I ever have with these mints, is their tendency to stick to my teeth, when I've been chewing them.
*Nutritional Value Per Pack*
Energy - 160 kcal
Protein - 0.0g
Carbohydrate - 39.9g
of which sugars - 31.5g
Fat - 0.0g
of which saturates - 0.0g
Fibre - 0.0g
Sodium - trace
Trebor Peppermint Soft Mints are suitable for vegetarians.
They are available in Tesco at 43p for a single pack or £1.15 for a multipack of 3.
I would be happy to recommend them to any mint fan and I enjoy them so much, I'd award them 5 stars.
Mints are one of those sweets that I really enjoy but rarely choose when confronted by a tray full of other chcolatey and sugary treats, however the other day when feeling a little off colour I realised the one thing that may help settle my stomach (in my opinion no official medical backing for this) would be mints and so I duly went off in search of a pack or two.
There wasn't a huge range of peppermints available in my local supermarket but when the packs of soft mints caught my eye I knew I had to have them.
As with many peppermints, peppermint softmints are sold in green paper wrapped tubes - individual tubes cost from 45p to 60p, and multipacks of 3 or 6 tubes can also be purchased which work out cheaper per tube. Each tube has an 'interesting' fact written on it (or in the case of the multipack I bought the same fact on each tube -that Robert Robertson was one of the founders of Trebor in 1907).
On opening the paper foil tube you are greeted by a smooth, white shelled sweet - a substantial sized sweet in my opinion, one that is going to provide you with a decent sugary treat. When you pop the sweet in your mouth the shell is thin but very crisp; the minty taste is strong enough to refresh but not to take your breath away. As you may expect from a sweet called a soft mint this is a chewy mint, though not what I would describe as soft some chewing is required to get through it. I repeatedly tried to suck the sweet into nothing but once the crispy shell disolved the urge to chew overcame me and I never found out if you can suck the sweet into nothing.
As these sweets take a little while to get through a tube can last you a fair amount of time, obviously even longer if you're using them a breath fresheners, but there is no tendancy for them to go sticky (unless they get wet) or crumble so are fairly safe in a bag or pocket.
And for those that like to know each pack provides 170cals and a trace of fat and the sweets mainly consist of sugar. For those who understand these contain sulphites.
These mints have been around for as long as I can remeber and are a satisfying, refreshing sweet treat (and they seemed to help settle my stomach too!) I must remember to have them again soon.
I absolutely love this chewy sweets and at times become quite addicted to them. They are cheap enough at around 45p and serve three main purposes as far as I am concerned.
Firstly, they are mints, so they help freshen your breath, which is something everyone needs once in a while at least. The mintiness in these is 'set' at a good level so that it is good tasting and not overpowering.
Secondly, they are great to chew on. I personally do not like chewing gum and even for those that do it presents problems when you need to dispose of it sometimes. These mints will take a couple of minutes chewing if you want and can then just be swallowed away.
Finally, these mints satisfy a sweet craving in one of the healthiest ways as they go. They have a reasonable amount of sugar whilst the chewing and swallowing convinces your brain that you are eating something a bit more substantial so you don't get as hungry.
If you fancy either mints or sweets, give these a chew.
Trebor Soft mints are an essential item that every person should have handy. No body likes stale breath and these get rid of them quickly. I have a pack in my handbag, locker at work and my bedside table!
You can either buy a tube of them where you get around 12 single sweets or you can buy them in multi packs of 3 tubes. Obviously like most things the multi packs are better value but the packets of mints themselves are around 45-60p a tube.
They come in a tube with foil around them with a paper label around them. It's really easy to get into and pop one out while keeping the rest of the mints fresh and clean.
The mints themselves are around the size of twenty pence coins. With a hard suger coated shell with a chewy middle. I hate biting into them though and have to suck them first.
They can be quite gooey and stick in your teeth which is obviously not very pleasant but they dissolve quickly too.
The taste is not too strong minty that it burns your mouth, but strong enough to keep you feeling fresh for a while and making your mouth taste nice again.
There is 170 calories per roll which doesn't seem much if you only have one or two sweets but if you through a pack a day this adds up! They also contain a high amount carbohydrates so no good for people on Atkins!
When I was still at school, my mum or dad would normally drive us, and quite often if it was mum, she would have a packet of Softmints in her bag and would offer one to me and my brother. I used to love putting them in my mouth and doing the Fruit Pastille trick on them, as in trying not to chew them, just letting them dissolve slowly in my mouth.
Of course, this never worked, but it is what I remembered the other week as I was perusing the confectionery shelves at my local Somerfield a pack of these for 48p. I bought the packet, popped one in with the full intention of not chewing, but of course that's the first thing I ended up doing.
Each packet probably contains about 13 or 14 mints, and they are rounded disc shaped - much like you would expect a traditionally preceived UFO to look like! The outer casing is hard mint, although not so hard that you can't bite and it gives in easily. The inside is minty and chewy, and the whole experience is quite lovely.
I finihed that packet and went back for some more the next day, and spotted that Somerfielsd are currently doing a 3 packet offer for £1.10, so I bought this instead. Also, while I was there, I picked up a Spearmint packet of the same product as well, to try them, although I prefer the Peppermint ones.
I recommend these to you if you're looking for a decent. They can be sickly if you have too many, so don't buy these with the intention of eating them like a packet of sweets - you'll feel sick, but they're lovely to have as an accessory in your car or while you're out anywhere.
I snapped up a real bargain with the shopping in Tesco this week. I got a six pack of these Soft Mints from Trebor in the Peppermint flavour for 47p as part of a clearance deal. The Mrs was happy enough with her clearance choccies so I didn't see why she'd object to me grabbing a couple of these bargain packs!
I hadn't had these soft mints in quite some time and now I can't for the life of me think why. These have a really top texture to them as you firstly suck the hard outer shell then bite down into the soft, chewy centre. The first one of these I had made me think of chewing gum a little bit. That made me a bit wary about swallowing as of course you get into the habit with chewing gum of just knowing to chew and not swallow!
Once I got past that association I was okay with these though and treated them like regular sweets.
The flavour is very peppermint but also quite sweet which I like and these leave a flavour in my mouth for a good long while after I've finished eating one. That doesn't stop me wanting another one straight away but it's a good point for those who have a bit more self control than I do.
A packet of these won't last as long as a packet of regular hard mints because you don't suck them but chew them. They're all gone in about half an hour to be honest! So these aren't a recommendation for a mint so much as a sweet I think.
I remember when I was young these were my favourite sweets, I'd always buy a packet as soon as I got my pocket money on a Friday afternoon, but I haven't had any in ages so when I saw them the other day I had to buy some.
They come in a foil wrapper with a paper label wrapped around it to keep it together. Sometimes the paper comes unglued and the mints go everywhere, so the packaging could be better, but not to worry, I usually eat them in one sitting anyway!
You get 14/15 mints in a tube and it costs around 30-40p depending where you buy them. You can also usually get them in multipacks from supermarkets, where it will cost about 80p for a 3 pack, and £1.30 for a 6 pack.
The mints are round and fairly large as mints go. They're white and have a slightly crispy outer shell, but when you bite into them they're soft and almost chewy. They taste sweeter than alot of other peppermint sweets, but they're still not overly sweet, but the mintiness isn't as strong as other sweets so they're not quite as refreshing as they could be.
Each pack has 160 calories and 31.5g sugar, but they are fat free. They're also suitable for vegetarians.
The only problem with these, as with most mints, is that I find I eat a whole pack without even realising I'm doing it, because I just keep going back for another one whilst I'm on the pc or watching tv, and then suddenly they're gone! They can be quite addictive.
Soft Mints From Trebor
Always striving for fresh breath and with a sudden urge to eat hundreds of mints, (may be the pregnancy), I stumbled across and old favourite I have not had for quite a while but one I spend many pounds of pocket money on as a child.
Trebor Soft Mints had a great advert on the television when I say younger and I remember the tune... Oh Mr Soft can you tell us why the world in which you live in is soooo soft, It was great! Anyhow these Trebor soft mints have not really changed since my childhood and the wrapping is still pretty much the same with the vibrant green colour paper wrapping and the green silver foil inner wrapping they look as they did 15 years ago. The price however has changed a bit and I paid 45 pence in the local petrol station for this tube like packet of the Soft Mints.
One single packet holds about 12 individual mints that are about the size of a 10 pence piece but round five times thicker. They are a brilliant white in colour and are matt in colour unlike some sugar glazed mints these have am ore chalky appearance. You are able to buy these packets in multi-packs from the supermarket in bags of 4 packets but I really dont think it works out that much cheaper but it is a bit. They are also sold in spearmint flavour which I find are just as tasty as these original ones but not as freshening.
These Soft mints are easy to pop in the mouth and they are just about the right size for my little mouth. The trick really is not to chew because once you have chewed up one mint I find it far too easy to chew down the whole packet in one sitting. The mints are rather easier to chew than to suck but are just as enjoyable either way.
The mints are very fresh in flavour and have a fairly strong mint taste. The mint is omitted much stronger when the mint is chewed but tastes a lot milder when sucked and gives a longer freshness to the mouth. They d certainly freshen the breath but are not overly strong in flavour compared to the likes of the extra strong mint.
The mints do have a tendency to get stuck in the teeth and sometimes the only way to free up the mint is to shove ones finger in there which really doesnt look very lady like! They are though very enjoyable to eat and they taste truly minty and fresh. I dont think that the mint fragrance lasts that long and doesnt really provide much freshness for the breath in the long run.
I would say that these mints are good for a sugar boost and a little bit of breath freshness but for the price they are really just a minty sweet. I think for freshening the breath this is not the best mint to choose. They do taste great and give the mouth a freshen up but a packet doesnt last long for me as they are too easy to eat down like a sweet rather than suck. I think the price is fairly steep for what you get and I think I will maybe stick to Polos or extra strong mints from now on. They are however nice as a little sugar treat.
Mint flavoured chewy centred sweets in a crisp candy coating Suitable for vegetarians Per roll Calories 170 8.5% of an adult's GDA