Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Mentos Ice Pomelo

DSC08511rSantos of Scent of Green Bananas has been a great source of fun Mentos and KitKats. She’s been promising me some Pomelo Mentos, which I imagine are much like Pink Grapefruit Mentos.

But last month she surprised me with these little gems from Guam.

Ice Pomelo Mentos sound rather odd. For those of you who have never seen them, pomelos are large citrus fruit with a very thick skin and grapefruity taste (the common grapefruit is a cross between an orange and a pomelo).  I’m always a little leary when combining mint and citrus but then I have to remember that the mojito seems to combine Lime and Spearmint to great effect, so I’m game.

They look rather like the Pink Grapefruit Mentos, a cool and mellow pink. Upon biting into them, they’re soft and chewy (hooray for fresh freshmakers!) with an immediate hit of mentholated mint ... kind of like a Hall’s cough drop. The citrus pops in with some nice zest to it, but no tangy/juicy component.

I can’t rate these as high as the Pampelmousse, but I still liked them quite a bit, especially since I’ve been getting over the bronchitis and medicinal tasting things are actually a comfort.

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

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:06 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. The whole mint-citrus combo kinda scares me. But I’m not a huge mint fan to begin with. I just think of having orange juice after brushing my teeth and, well, ew.

    Comment by g on 2/27/07 at 9:32 am #
  2. Here in Hawaii, we call those jabong.  Growing up I never really liked them, but recently got some for free and found that my tastes have changed.

    Comment by Marvo on 2/27/07 at 7:42 pm #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    g - yeah, I got mixed reactions when giving them out at a cocktail thing last night. Some people loved them and some thought they tasted like cough drops (which in my mind would be “loved them” too).

    Marvo - I didn’t like grapefruits much as a kid unless I put three or four spoonfuls of sugar on each half (basically they were a cane sugar delivery device). Now that I’m all grown up they’re one of my faves. My neighbor had a pomelo tree and cut it down because she didn’t like them. Drat.

    Comment by Cybele on 3/07/07 at 11:23 am #
  4. haha. that mentos came from the philippines

    Comment by lcd on 6/12/07 at 4:41 am #
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