Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Mentos Plus Citrus Mix

Oh, the lovely commenters here are blessed, blessed friends to have told me of this Mentos assortment ... the assortment of my dreams!

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Citrus candies are my absolute favorite and of course the Pink Grapefruit Mentos are divine. There are parts of the world where you can get these, Mentos Plus Citrus Mix. They’re fortified with Vitamin C and come in an assortment of three flavors: orange, pink grapefruit and lime.

At first I was thinking, Lime? Why not Lemon? But they pulled it off, a Lime as spectacular as Pink Grapefruit is. It’s zesty and slightly bitter but doesn’t give me any images of housecleaning products. Just clean, clean limes.

Orange was nice and juicy. Not quite zesty enough for me, but far and away better than the American Orange Mentos that we get in the regular mixed Fruit roll here.

Here’s another curiosity from the label. The Fuji Apple ones I reviewed didn’t have gelatin in them (and were halal) but mentioned Gellan Gum. This box has no gelatin or gellan gum, instead lists starch and gum arabic as the thickeners. It also bears the halal seal. I find it amazing that Mentos have so many different recipes worldwide. (This package also contains 2.5% fruit juice.) If you don’t have any problems with sugar these look like they’re vegan (no beeswax or insect-derived colors) but please read all labels as I’m finding that this may not be the case with every package.

The package is about 1.5 ounces (42 grams) and I counted 18 pieces in the box. The vitamin C content is 4 mg per piece.

These should definitely be made available in America. If they’re not going to give us rolls of the Pink Grapefruit, they should really include them in a mix like this. They’re just so darn pretty, too. Repackage them for weddings in little clear boxes to show off the delicate pastels and they could knock Jordan Almonds out of favor.

Special thanks go out today to Santos for bringing me these three lovely (if now empty) boxes of Mentos. These were made in China for the Philippines. I think they also sell them in Australia. Has anyone else spotted them for sale in their area?

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Name: Mentos Plus Citrus Mix
    RATING:
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 6 TEMPTING
  • 5 PLEASANT
  • 4 BENIGN
  • 3 UNAPPEALING
  • 2 APPALLING
  • 1 INEDIBLE
Brand: Perfetti Van Melle
Place Purchased: gift (thanks Santos!)
Price: unknown
Size: 1.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chew, China, Perfetti Van Melle

POSTED BY Cybele AT 10:29 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

Comments
  1. Oh wow… grapefruit Mentos. I’ve got to do some hunting now and see if I can find these stateside or if I know someone who knows someone who can send some over. :D YUM!

    Comment by Heather on 8/08/07 at 10:55 am #
  2. Oh man…  I just love Mentos!  I hope I can try the lime soon!

    Comment by Amanda on 8/08/07 at 11:14 am #
  3. Wow. Such a wonderful blog! New favorite web-site :D

    Comment by Liv on 8/08/07 at 9:10 pm #
  4. I’m drooling! My three favorite flavors!

    Comment by patti on 8/09/07 at 7:55 am #
  5. Seriously—who do we have to petition to get these sold here???

    Comment by The Velvet Blog on 8/10/07 at 2:32 am #
  6. OK so my cousin spent a year in France and couldn’t find any grapefruit mentos for me..lol…so…I am STILL dying to try them. UGH!!! I want some!!! LOL

    Comment by Amy on 8/13/07 at 7:45 am #
  7. Cybele's avatar

    Heather - I found them at the 99 Cent Only Store a couple of times (but now they only seem to have Licorice). If you ever get to Canada it seems they carry them there too. (Check this thread.)

    Amanda - someone needs to set up an Australian candy shop on the web. I would send them SOOOOOO much business.

    Liv - thanks!

    Patti - it’s amazing how different this lime is from other ones, it makes me wonder what American flavor-ologists are thinking.

    The Velvet Blog - I’m going to the candy convention next month, I’ll make mention that their “flavors of the world” store should actually carry the stuff.

    Amy - say what? The French don’t have pampelmousse! No wonder they keep going on strike.

    Comment by Cybele on 8/16/07 at 2:17 pm #
  8. I love Mentos after a meal, and I love citrusy flavors as well, I wish I knew where I could find these in CA!

    Comment by Amanda on 8/18/07 at 9:41 pm #
  9. I just found licorice Mentos last night, and often find grapefruit Mentos, in kosher stores in New York.  Some kosher supermarkets import kosher Mentos from Israel and other places, and you can often find weird flavors. 

    I’m holding out for kosher Sour Mentos, but am not sure whether they exist…

    Comment by Leah on 9/18/07 at 9:07 am #
  10. me, and my teens even when they are kids in shorts our   family’s loves to eat mentos candies…..  especially the 2-new flavors of mentos plus (citrus/berry. so, tasty and yummy…. taste like the origial fruits.

    try and you will loves it too.

    thank’s and God bless !

    Hhhhmmmmmnnn !  yummmmmmmy!

    Comment by delia g. maglana on 9/26/07 at 7:35 am #
  11. just to let you know that these are also available in malaysia too.  they also have a similar box, only with berry flavours too.  i love the blog!

    Comment by gemma on 11/09/07 at 6:43 am #
  12. Excuse me but I am looking for Mentos. The Mentos i am looking for is Fresh Cola,Watermelon, Grape, Lime, and Melon Cream. The flavors i will trade are Mint, Grapefruit, Strawberry yougurt, Red orange, and Fruit. Email me if you have those flavors. I am Bdzahacy@telusplanet,net.

    Comment by Riel on 12/28/08 at 3:50 pm #
  13. bit of a mentos fanatic, found these in australia the other day but it was in a three way roll, first time i’d had the grapefruit and lime, loved the grapefruit wastn that much of a fan of the lime but i love tasting new flavours

    Comment by jix on 12/15/09 at 5:41 pm #

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