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I'm quite obsessed about having fresh breath and always have mints or chewing gum with me. However, I had recently run out, and asked my sister to get me some mints whilst she was out shopping. I usually get smints, although recently I have been using 'Trebor' quite a lot. So that was what I was expecting. However, my sister said that she couldn't find my 'normal' mints and got me these. They cost about 50p.
These mints are made by 'Extra' (the chewing gum company). They are 'chewy mints' and come in small packs of 38g. The packaging looks like a blue version of the small packs of mintrels you get. It is a very attractive packaging which is very eye catching.
The mints themselves are quite small; like M & Ms and come in four different colours. Each colour represents a different flavour:
Blue - Peppermint
Green - Spearmint
Light Blue - Sweetmint
White - Coolmint
To look at, the mints are very attractive. They certainly look good. I like the fact that there is a different colour for each flavour - although I couldn't remember which one was which. Also, it makes it interesting not knowing which flavour you are going to get.
The mints are very minty and very tasty. They are very refreshing and my mouth felt very fresh and minty for a while afterwards which was good.
I found these mints to be very moreish- once I had opened the packet, I couldn't help but keep reaching for another one.
Whilst I like three of the mints, I am not to keen on the white ones which are the coolmint ones. I mean, I'll eat it if I get it, but I don't really like it. It's always the same with packs like this isn't it? For me, it's the same with Revelsl; I hate the coffee ones, but still eat them if I get it!
I think that these mints are great for on the go. I also think that they are great for busy people, for example those who have jobs that involve meeting people all the time, as whilst chewing gum isn't acceptable at work, you don't want to be sucking on a mint for a long time either, so these are perfect, as they are gone in a couple of seconds, but still leave you with great fresh breath!
My only criticism regarding these mints is the packaging; they tend to spill out of the packet which is annoying!
I also found these mints to be quite addictive! I couldn't stop eating them!
Each packet contains 154 calories.
I would definetely recommend this mints to everyone!
Thanks for reading!
xd-o-n-z-x (also posted under xdonzx on ciao)
The mints are very nice: soft and chewy, and pretty minty pastel colours. A bit larger and rounder than the size of an M&M. And the packaging is just like a small pack of M&M's or similar. The price is comparable to other similar small packs of sweets. I would have been very happy with them if they were sugar free. Silly me didn't read the ingredients until I'd already bought them. Sugar is the main ingredient and they are 154 kcals per 38g packet. This surprised me as I thought the Extra brand was a sugar free one, but obviously it isn't. So a tasty minty treat, but not kind to teeth. If you don't mind sugar, and like chewy mints, these are a good option.
I don't normally eat mints and tend to have chewing gum instead, but I saw these for 50p on special offer in Tescos and they looked quite interesting as they're made by Wrigley's Extra and I tend to buy their gum regularly.
They come in a light blue plastic wrapping similar to Wrigley's Extra gum packets, with graphic images of the mints on them with added swoosh and sparkle around them (to show they are minty and refreshing!). The packet is easy to tear open and the bag contains approx 38g of mints in them, which is a decent amount. The mints themselves are small round and with a tough outer shell. They are described as refreshing mini mints with a sweet crunchy shell and soft chewy centre.
The pack contains 4 varieties of mint ('4 refreshing flavours') all colour coded:
* Peppermint (blue)
* Spearmint (green)
* Sweetmint (greeny aqua blue)
* Cool mint (white)
They are quite similar in concept to Trebor Soft Mints, but the mints are a smaller size. They are quite easy and enjoyable to eat as they're chewy and a nice compact size. I like the variety of mint flavours on offer which are nice and flavoursome, although the Coolmint variety is completely pointless, as its not very strong or distinctive in taste so doesn't really add much value to the pack. They should have left it as 3 flavours which was more than enough, as most mints only offer one or two flavours when you buy them anyway!
My only gripe about these mints is with the packet, as once you've torn it open and eaten your first couple of mints, you are then left with an open bag which can easy be spilled anywhere in your bag or pocket. Surely they would be better in a small plastic or cardboard container which has a sealable tab or closing so its easy to store and transport. No-one eats a packet of mints all in one go do they?!! I have to get a rubber band to seal the pack which is quite annoying and embarrassing when you're outside and on the go so I just keep these on my desk at work and eat them there!
I did enjoy these and would be likely buy these again in future whenever I felt like a mint, but only if they changed the packaging!!!