Thursday, March 15, 2007

Mentos Berry Mix

I felt like a little fruity break this morning and picked out these Mentos Plus in Berry Mix to review. They have added vitamin C (4 mg per piece!). I’ve seen these in the States, but only in the sugarless variety. Santos gave me two boxes of these in the last delivery of candies from the Pacific. I gobbled up the first box shortly after taking this photo.

They come wrapped in a clear plastic outer wrapper and the box is about the size of a deck of cards. The flip top makes it easy to share, and with a flavor mix like this, easy to pick out just the flavor you want at the moment.


The lightest pink is Cherry. It’s not bad, tart and with some nice cherry notes that reminded me a bit of the Apple Mentos. As a cherry candy goes, this is quite pleasant and has no bitter aftertaste ... but since I find it palatable, true cherry fans may find it an abomination.

The dusty pink is Strawberry. It’s a very deep flavor, going for the darker musky strawberry notes instead of the light florals that you usually get. A good tart bite and some musk melon in there.

The hot pink is Raspberry. This one is the most “fake” tasting of the bunch, with some pretty intense “flavor” of raspberries going on. Again, it doesn’t go for the light floral elements that you usually find in raspberry flavored things, instead it’s got a razzle-dazzle in there that reminded me of some intense raspberry jam or fruit leather.

This box makes me wish they’d do a Citrus Mix - orange, lemon and pink grapefruit. That’d be awesome.

But back to the product in hand ... I’d buy these, especially if I were traveling. I find chewy candies like these to be great for airplanes, a little something to get your salivary glands activated in the dry cabin and perhaps unstop your ears. Easy to share, maybe a good way to bond with your seat-mates. And perhaps the little dose of Vitamin C will help keep those airplane diseases at bay.

These were purchased in Guam, but made in China. They are certified Halal (which means the gelatin is not of porcine origin).

For those of you who don’t have any Mentos nearby but wanted some Mentos fun, check out the Indian website for Mentos, called the Mentos Helpline ... some of the humor doesn’t translate in all cultures, but it really is rather an interesting and non-traditional promotional site. Kudos to Mentos for thinking outside the box once again and embracing their fans. More about the Mentos Helpline in this article.

Name: Mentos Plus: Berry Mix
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Mentos (Perfetti Van Melle)
Place Purchased: gift (thanks Santos!)
Price: unknown
Size: unknown
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chew, China, Perfetti Van Melle, Kosher

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:41 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. actually i think i had a box of mentos plus in the citrus mix that u mentioned about in hong kong ... it comes in a yellow-green box. and btw, i luv reading ur blog!

    Comment by dreamsicle on 3/15/07 at 8:10 am #
  2. Mentos recently expanded into the British market. I really can’t see what the fuss is about, they’re just chewy sweets, in either generic fruit flavour or generic mint flavour. You crazy Yanks and your love of poor sweeties. :D

    Comment by Terry on 3/15/07 at 3:27 pm #
  3. They actually have a citrus mix. It has orange, lemon, lime, and pink grapefruit. I commented about it before on your Pampelmousse Mentos post.

    Comment by c on 3/17/07 at 6:32 pm #
  4. Cybele's avatar

    C - dangit! I forgot all about that ... and here I was thinking I was innovative. (But still, they need to sell it in the States!)

    dreamsicle - Looks like I’m going to have to engage the help of some of my friends who travel to Asia regularly.

    Terry - yup, they’re just chewy sweets, but with more flavor than a taffy. We’re crazy that way. (I think the attraction is the portability/sharability and the uncommon flavors.)

    Comment by Cybele on 3/20/07 at 8:37 am #
  5. Dear Sir,

    May I know how you calculate 4 mg Vitamin C per piece of Mentos candy.What is the weight per piece of Vitamin C in percentage.Thank you.

    Best Regards
    Ronald Ow

    Comment by ronald ow on 9/16/08 at 10:20 pm #
  6. I LOVE berry mix! It is one of my favorites. I got a 6 pack of them when my family was in Mexico.

    Comment by Riel on 12/29/08 at 7:45 am #

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