Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mentos Rainbow

Mentos RainbowI saw that there was a new Mentos flavor pack over a year ago, called Mentos Rainbow it featured seven flavors in a mixed package. None of the flavors are actually new, as far as I can tell, it’s just an opportunity to get the full assortment at once.

The package sports a colorful rainbow of stripes across it along with icons for each of the flavors. The pieces are actually lined up that way in the package, which is good because the colors don’t exactly match the hues on the wrapper.

I picked these up twice. The first time I found them at Mel & Rose Wine and Liquors last year (and I saw them in Europe earlier this year as well). I took some photos and ate them, but didn’t review them right away. Then I noticed that they were carrying them at the Rite Aid near my house, so I thought this was the time to try them again. So I picked up two new packages and did some more photos.

Mentos Rainbow

Strawberry (light purple-pink) is soft and floral with a light yogurt tang to it.

Pineapple (yellow) is rather like canned pineapple, very sweet with only the slightest balsam quality to it.

Grape (purple) is definitely not the American grape we’re all used to. It’s very concord-like with some strong tannin notes and something that tastes a little bit like cough syrup (in that way that it burns).

Cherry (medium pink) actually started tasting more like a berry but developed into a rather believable cherry juice flavor.

Raspberry (dark pink) is very sweet and lacks most of the things I like about raspberries, like a potent woodsy flavor with floral overtones. None of that here.

Orange (soft orange) is sweet and juicy with a little note of zest but very little citrus tang.

Watermelon (green) is weird and metallic at first. Then I got some of the melon notes but then it was more like eating sour paper. Not for me, thankfully there are only two in the package and the only green ones at that.

I like that the package has a large variety of flavors and has a dependable portion for each one (instead of something like Skittles, that’s random). The odd thing I noticed though is that the first package I picked up last year had a slightly different flavor assortment.

Mentos Rainbow

The European version (shown directly above) doesn’t have Cherry, instead it has Green Apple.

They’re not suitable for vegetarians, even though they removed gelatin from them. They use all natural colorings now, which includes Carmine. I still miss Pink Grapefruit Mentos.

Related Candies

  1. Mentos Jam Filled
  2. Mentos Cinnamon
  3. New Flavors: Skittles Sour & Wonka Runts
  4. Fresh Cola Mentos
  5. Mentos - Pine Fresh (Pineapple)
  6. Skittles (Fruits, Wild Berry, Tropical, Smoothies & Sour)
  7. Twizzlers Rainbow Twists


Name: Mentos Rainbow
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Perfetti Van Melle
Place Purchased: RiteAid (Echo Park)
Price: $.99
Size: 1.32 ounces
Calories per ounce: 106
Categories: Candy, Mentos, Perfetti van Melle, Chews, 7-Worth It, Netherlands, Rite Aid

POSTED BY Cybele AT 11:29 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyMentosReviewPerfetti van MelleChews7-Worth ItNetherlandsRite Aid

Comments
  1. I love Mentos. I hope I can find this rainbow assortment.

    Comment by Bonney on 6/30/11 at 12:28 pm #
  2. Just stumble on your blog and I think its totally adorable! Maybe I’m weird but I love hearing what others have to say about food and stuff. Looking forward to reading some of your older posts and seeing what new one’s you come up with

    Comment by Jill on 6/30/11 at 2:59 pm #
  3. Mentos flavors are so weak.
    Only a corporate shill would push these.

    Comment by Dan on 7/02/11 at 5:49 am #
  4. I realize it’s late on this post for a comment… lol ... but I just had to let you know what I found in Katy, TX at a Shell station…

    Mentos… yes, but… 1/2 pina colada and 1/2 mojito… and they are split down the middle and all on one end or the other.

    they are soooo good.

    Comment by Mione on 8/20/11 at 9:49 pm #
  5. Hi! May I know why are mentos not suitable for vegetarians even though there is no contains of gelatine? thank you!

    Comment by Xero on 1/18/12 at 7:01 pm #
  6. Menots are wank

    Comment by Tom on 9/26/12 at 1:58 am #

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