Monday, November 24, 2008

Fresh Cola Mentos

I love getting candy from friends who travel. I love being surprised by candy that I didn’t even know existed. Finally, I love getting Mentos.

My friend Ernessa went to Belgium. While she brought me a wonderful box of Galler bonbons (we ate half the box after dinner on Saturday night, eschewing fresh peach pie for it), I was most excited about these: Mentos Fresh Cola.

Mentos Fresh Cola

It seems natural that a candy that’s become world famous for fountains made from putting the mints in diet soda bottles would eventually have an actual cola flavored version. (But strange that it’s not available in the United States.)

The wrapper has the familiar red color that many colas adopt for their packaging.

The pieces look a bit like fizzy cola. They’re light beige, but a little mottled, like there are bubbles.

The flavor is absolutely cola, a bit tangy like light lemon with a woodsy spice to it. It tastes fizzy, though that’s probably just my imagination. There’s a little spicy flavor in there, like cinnamon or nutmeg. It’s a bit sweeter than I’d like (but that’s kind of why I don’t drink soda anyway).

As I don’t drink soda, it’s nice to be able to get my cola flavor somewhere else. In a world of few cola options, these are a fantastic option. I think all that’s missing is the little dose of caffeine.

Related Candies

  1. Barley Mint Mentos
  2. Banana n Cream & Red Orange Mentos
  3. Brach’s Soda Poppers
  4. Mentos Fuji Apple
  5. Soda Can Fizzy Candy
  6. Jelly Belly Soda Pop Shoppe
  7. Pink Grapefruit Mentos
  8. Bottlecaps
Name: Fresh Cola Mentos
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Mentos (Perfetti Van Melle)
Place Purchased: gift from Ernessa (thanks!)
Price: unknown
Size: 1.35 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chew, Netherlands, Perfetti Van Melle

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Comments
  1. I heart cola candy and I really want some of these.  If only there were Belgian specialty stores around here…

    Comment by Michaela on 11/24/08 at 10:26 am #
  2. Looks like you can buy them online from a store in Washington state: http://www.marinamarket.com/istar.asp?a=6&id=21802

    They sound good to me, too!

    Comment by Kari on 11/24/08 at 12:20 pm #
  3. I wonder how they’d handle being dropped in Coke. I’d hope for some sort of self-referential implosion, maybe resulting in a black hole of awesomeness.

    I’ll add these to my Belgian shopping list. Thanks for your review.

    Comment by Russ on 11/24/08 at 12:21 pm #
  4. I find it slightly strange that you write a candy blog- but don’t consume soda.

    Its not crazy- just odd- as these two consumables have been together for a long time.

    I’m also a soda connoisseur- and though I don’t write a blog on your scale- I do believe I think about soda to the same degree you think about candy.

    Thanks for the candy- and try a soda!

    Comment by LifeByDegrees on 11/24/08 at 6:33 pm #
  5. I just tried my first non-mint Mentos flavor (strawberry) and have decided to track down as many different flavors as I can—I’ll have to add this to the list. I love your reviews, btw—they’re so informative.

    Comment by Laura on 11/24/08 at 7:06 pm #
  6. We have several different flavors of Mentos in Israel, black licorice being my personal favorite!  And we have cola-flavored gum with jelly/liquid centers and cola gummies.  I’ll have to mail you some.

    Comment by Rabbi's Wife on 11/25/08 at 12:49 am #
  7. These look like something I would love. I love cola bottle gummies and used to chew cherry cola bubble gum all the time when I was a kid.

    Comment by Shannon on 11/25/08 at 1:50 pm #
  8. Wow, talk about coincidence! I just bought these (I’m in Holland). They sure are nice, most of the time I finish the whole roll in one day…

    Comment by Annemarie on 11/27/08 at 2:14 am #
  9. sukibeth's avatar

    I found these also at a shop in London over the weekend. I didn’t have any spare change on me, so I couldn’t get any :(

    Comment by sukibeth on 12/01/08 at 7:53 am #
  10. Just got back from trip to U.K. and my husband and daughter fell in love with the Cola Mentos. Searched all over airport and stores in Paris before returning to USA but no luck. Tried the website in Washington state and they are out of stock. Anybody out there with suggestions?

    Comment by Randy on 12/07/08 at 10:55 am #
  11. Just picked some up at a local Dutch import shop North of Toronto (Canada). Not quite the cola taste I expected but still good. I also grabbed the Grape and Watermelon flavours, and some Paprika flavoured Lay’s chips, haven’t tried them yet.
    Here’s the store info:
    Niemeyer’s Imports
    10 East Wilmot Street, Unit 9
    Richmond Hill, ON
    905-764-0302

    Comment by SuperNibs on 12/16/08 at 8:48 am #
  12. I just got a few Mentos in Summer Cherry flavor (made in Vietnam) here in the Philippines. smile

    Comment by Ky on 12/18/08 at 6:35 am #
  13. these sound awesome

    Comment by The Sexy Armpit on 12/22/08 at 3:59 am #
  14. I finally found some! At a gas station in the south of Holland. I bought one roll to try out for my road trip to Bruges. Once in Belgium I bought 15 more rolls to bring home with me to the states. Thanks for the heads up, I’ve been excited to come over here and find some since I read this post!

    Comment by monsterpants on 1/01/09 at 1:59 am #
  15. I’ve had a weird obsession with Mentos since I was in Jr. High. Anytime friends are traveling outside of the country I always ask them to bring me back Mentos not found in the States, so far 11 flavors. Anyone willing to buy and send me flavors not in the US, I’ll pay!

    Comment by CE on 1/14/09 at 12:01 pm #
  16. i’d send you a roll of fresh cola and a roll of pink grapefruit in trade for something fun from you. whadya say?
    write me if you are interested!: TheLucklessPedestrian [at] gmail (dot) com

    Comment by monsterpants on 1/14/09 at 12:18 pm #
  17. I love these!

    Comment by Riel on 4/13/09 at 5:11 am #
  18. I bought 2 rolls when I was in Czech and they’re soo good =] I shoulda bought more!
    Didn’t know they were making cola mentos, why are they not sold in the US..?

    Comment by Danny on 4/18/09 at 12:09 am #
  19. Grape is definitly dissapointing.

    Comment by Riel on 4/29/09 at 2:26 pm #
  20. I have tried cinnimon, watermelon, strawberry,mint, fresh cola, grapefruit, sour, berry mix, Strawberry yougurt, air mentos and red orange.

    Comment by Princess Adeleine on 7/01/09 at 4:48 am #
  21. I recently bought a package of Mini Mentos Party Drinks which included Lemon Soda, Strawberry Soda, and Cola. There was a single tube of cola in the entire package. The cola was good, the lemon okay, and the strawberry had a strong medicinal initial taste which I think was there attempt to replicate the soda flavour.

    I also got a tube of one of the new Mentos ‘n Cream line- this one was Caramel n’ Cream. It was nice, with good burnt sugar notes. Not really as good as the real thing though.

    Comment by Trish on 7/21/09 at 5:42 pm #
  22. Love these, should have bought a box when I was visiting Ireland.

    Comment by Allison on 11/24/09 at 4:57 pm #
  23. Holy goodness!  I devoured my first pack ever today. And sadly, my only.  I just received it in the mail from my good friends in Ottowa and I have put these at the top of my Mentos list. FAVORITE MENTOS!  They taste just like a soda - and while I am not big on drinking sodas I could likely eat a box of these things.  I have only found a limited few types of Mentos here in the US (at least where I live) - Strawberry, Mixed Fruit, Mint.
    I am in heaven this morning thanks to my Cola Mentos and bestest Canadian friends ever!

    Comment by Kim on 1/12/10 at 3:09 am #
  24. Cola Mentos were ONLY for $0.99/roll at my local grocery store in Canada.

    Comment by Nik on 4/11/10 at 7:58 pm #
  25. They have it in Malaysia but it’s red in colour :S

    Comment by Ellen on 6/08/10 at 9:18 am #

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