Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mentos: Juicy Orange, Lemon Lime & Watermelon

Though today is Halloween, I’ve been inundated with a world of Mentos flavors thanks for Santos of Scent of Green Bananas. They were even part of a segment on Good Food on KCRW. I have a huge backlog of them, so here are a few new to North America flavors to highlight:

Watermelon (Flavor of the Year) Mentos

The Flavor of the Year: Watermelon Mentos are made in Vietnam. I don’t know what the market for them is, as the package is in English yet they’re not sold in the United States.

The pieces are a dusty green. The ingredients list all natural colors, which probably explains why they’re not really bright.

The flavor is all sweet and quite faithful to a watermelon granita or other sweetened watermelon product. It’s more of an interesting flavor than a compelling one for me. It’s authentic but I don’t really eat watermelon for the flavor, I’m more drawn to it for the refreshing texture and volume of water.

While I wasn’t blown away with them, two co-workers did give them raves, so I think it has to do with whether you’re fond of watermelon in the first place. The Watermelon is also found in the European Rainbow Mentos.

Juicy Orange Mentos Plus

Juicy Orange Mentos Plus

I have no idea what’s different about these compared to the orange that’s found in the regular fruit mix. As far as I can tell, it’s just a plain old orange Mentos package with some extra vitamin C.

I was hoping for more citrusy pop, more zest, more tartness ... but the plus is just the fortification. Kind of like the candy version of Orange Soda.

The box is cool looking, it’s flatter than the American ones, which gives it a more elegant profile. And popping them will help me ward off the flu.

Lemon Lime Mentos Plus

The Lemon Lime Mentos Plus say they’re lemon lime on the package, but the picture just shows limes.

The flavor is quite good, a mix of zest and mellow lime flavor without too much sour. It’s bright and clean without tasting too much like cleaner. This was the first package I polished off, so I must have liked them. There was a bitterness that reminded me of tonic water ... now someone just needs to get me some Gin Mentos and we’ll be all set.

They Mentos Plus are made in China but half the packaging (the back of the box and one side) are all in Korean.

None are my new favorites, but still interesting chews and great to share.

Related Candies

  1. Fresh Cola Mentos
  2. Grapefruit Mentos (Japan)
  3. Mentos Tropical & Black Currant
  4. Strawberry Yoghurt Mentos
  5. Mentos - Pine Fresh (Pineapple)
  6. Mentos Plus Citrus Mix
  7. Dalandan & Juicy Ponkan Mentos
  8. Licorice Mentos
Name: Watermelon, Juicy Orange & Lemon Lime 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 Santos (thanks!)
Price: unknown
Size: varies
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chew, China, Perfetti Van Melle

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Comments
  1. gin and vermouth mentos: yes please!

    Comment by santos. on 10/31/09 at 6:41 pm #
  2. mentos is sold in Malaysia and we speak English in Malaysia too actually. The USA is not the only place where English is common.haha.

    Comment by Alyssa on 11/01/09 at 12:03 am #
  3. bubso's avatar

    I really like mentos. One time I thought I had a box of fruit ones, but they turned out to be cinnamon and my mouth was very surprised, lol.

    Comment by bubso on 11/01/09 at 4:03 am #
  4. My mom bought me a few rolls of Watermelon mentos before, thinking I would like them, since I love watermelon. But I had one or two pieces and then gave the rest back to her. They were not worth eating. I agree with you that the Pink Grapefruit’s one of the best. Tastes like the real thing.

    Comment by Lisa on 11/08/09 at 12:28 pm #
  5. Why don’t we have all those nice exotic flavours? Apparently, mentos were originally developed in the Netherlands, but the most exotic flavour we have is ‘strawberry yoghurt’.

    *feels jealous*

    Comment by ChingChuan on 11/20/09 at 12:41 pm #

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