Thursday, August 21, 2008

Grapefruit Mentos (Japan)

With news that the Pink Grapefruit (Pamplemousse) Mentos were discontinued, I scoured the web and purchased a box of 40 rolls in late May.

I have about half left.

But a morning browse on eBay a couple of weeks ago led to an auction of some Mentos from Japan in a yellow package simply flavored Grapefruit. I had to have them. So I placed an order with JBox and they arrived earlier this week.

Grapefruit Mentos (Japan)

Sporting and expiry date of 2010, these puppies must be fresh. The package is much like the others from around the world, the large Mentos logo, a picture of the fruit flavor on the right end and, of course, the name of the flavor in both English and Japanese.

They’re a nice yellow color and have the crunchy shell and soft chew inside. They’re tart and fragrant and have a good mix of citrus oil and zest notes. They’re not quite like the Pamplemousse though. The citrus is a bit more generic, a little floral and less bitter. Still extremely satisfying. I have two more rolls and if this were a permanent Japanese flavor, JBox could count on more orders. At a dollar fifty a package (instead of the 75 cents or so for my remaining Pink Grapefruit), I wouldn’t buy a lot of them though. (Mentos, can you make Yuzu flavored next?)

For those die hard fans, Pink Grapefruit can still be found here: FAA Imports (boxes of 20 rolls), Avi Glatt Grocer (single rolls) & KosherMania (40 count box - this is where I ordered from).

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Name: Grapefruit Mentos (Japan)
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Perfetti Van Melle
Place Purchased:
Price: $1.50 plus shipping
Size: 1.76 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chew, Japan, Perfetti Van Melle, Mentos

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  1. Karwei's avatar

    Hmm. I can’t find the pink grapefruit Mentos at the FAA site.

    Comment by Karwei on 8/21/08 at 9:45 am #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    Karwei - that was fast! When I posted this the page said that there were two boxes left! (I guess when both where gone the page disappeared.)

    Comment by Cybele on 8/21/08 at 10:50 am #
  3. shallowgal's avatar

    I ordered from KosherMania with no problem.

    yikes. what have I done? smile

    Comment by shallowgal on 8/21/08 at 11:51 am #
  4. Thanks for posting where to find hard-to-find candies that you give great ratings. Otherwise it’s such a…tease.

    Comment by joe_btsfplk on 8/22/08 at 5:23 am #
  5. Sera's avatar

    I’ll keep my eyes peeled for these. Happy to hear you enjoyed them! smile

    Comment by Sera on 8/22/08 at 10:45 am #
  6. I soooo need to find these!! YUM!!!

    Comment by Dicentra on 8/28/08 at 12:50 pm #
  7. gemgrrl's avatar

    I, too, ordered from Koshermania & am proud to say that the good readers of this blog have caused a run on Grapefruit Mentos!  I had a nice chat with one of the owners of Koshermania regarding the status of my order & he bemusedly told me that all of a sudden, he had so many orders that they went through about 30 cases & had to reorder from THEIR supplier!  Ordinarily, these Mentos are NOT a popular item for them.  Savor the power of the blog!

    Comment by gemgrrl on 9/05/08 at 1:50 pm #
  8. Yah, i couldn’t find them on FFA or AVi Glatt. I really don’t want to order that many mentos, but i love the pink grape fruit one’s so much and i am getting desperate!! Everyone thinks i am crazy. smile

    Comment by Ann on 11/02/08 at 4:13 pm #
  9. gemgrrl's avatar

    I gave my niece a couple rolls of these in her Christmas gift.  She gobbled down 1 roll while we were still opening presents.  I should mention that my niece is 25!

    Comment by gemgrrl on 1/09/09 at 10:23 am #
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