Monday, November 18, 2013

Mentos Tutti Frutti

Mentos Tutti FruttiSeveral times a week I browse eBay’s candy sellers’ section to see what sort of new products are out there. This is usually how I find out about new varieties of Mentos around the world. I spotted the Mentos Tutti Frutti a while back and have been trying to get a hold of them.

Tutti Frutti means “all fruits” in Italian and is a common dessert and ice cream flavor. This variety looks like it’s available in Europe and possibly Asia. This variety of Mentos is part of a new trend in the European releases made with all natural colors and flavorings.

Mentos Tutti Frutti

The candies are the palest pink. They don’t smell like anything, but biting into them, there’s a lot of flavor. If you’re familiar with Juicyfruit gum, this will be a familiar flavor. It’s a combination of banana, apple and a touch of pineapple. It’s sweet and soft, like banana, with a sort of creamy note to it. But there’s also a light tangy hint like fresh apples or canned pineapple.

It’s an awful lot like a Skittles version of Juicyfruit gum. I like that it’s natural colors and flavors, there’s no weird bitterness or aftertastes. There’s a clean sweetness and soft of floral finish that’s not quite as breath-freshening as a mint, but still feels like I’ve had some jasmine tea or some other neutral drink.

There are quite a few other varieties of Mentos in Europe that we don’t have here in the United States. Kristian at CandyBrain.de was good enough to seek them out (some are sold only at gas stations):

Mentos

I’ll have reviews later of the other versions: Mentos Mintensity, Mentos Incognito and Sour Rainbow Mentos. I feel like Mentos are stalled as a brand here in the United States. They’ve been spending more on their gum line than the mints and chews, so we rarely get to see the new flavors, even as limited editions here. As we become more global, it’s nice to experience the cultural crossover flavors at the local stores instead of having to pay the premium for eBay sellers or JBox. (I have some JBox candies on order.)

Of course it’s hard to do a review of a Tutti Frutti item and not include this: Little Richard singing Tutti Frutti.

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  9. Pink Grapefruit Mentos


Name: Mentos Tutti Frutti
    RATING:
  • SUPERB
  • YUMMY
  • TASTY
  • WORTH IT
  • TEMPTING
  • PLEASANT
  • BENIGN
  • UNAPPEALING
  • APPALLING
  • INEDIBLE
Brand: Perfetti Van Melle
Place Purchased: candy swap with CandyBrain.de!
Price: unknown
Size: 1.32 ounces
Calories per ounce: 106
Categories: All Natural, Candy, Mentos, Perfetti van Melle, Chews, 8-Tasty, Netherlands

POSTED BY Cybele AT 3:06 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     All NaturalCandyMentosReviewPerfetti van MelleChews8-TastyNetherlands

Comments
  1. Mentos are the kind of thing I could really get into. But almost every time I buy a roll, the candy is stale. Wish they would do something about the packaging to prevent this.

    Comment by JefferyK on 11/20/13 at 10:44 am #
  2. these varieties of mentos are also available in Asia, to connfirm your guess.

    Comment by Honey S. on 11/25/13 at 7:50 am #
  3. I know they are delicious! I have a stash at home.

    Comment by Thomas D on 2/23/14 at 3:43 pm #

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