Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Mini Mentos

Mmm, more Mentos from the Pacific. These little cuties were also in my package from Santos. It was a mixed bag of miniatures in three flavors. Grape, Apple and Watermelon.


Starting from the left the light yellow-green ones are Apple. It’s a mild apple, not very tangy, but floral and sweet and very pleasant. The candies themselves are a little smaller than the normal Mentos, not just small pack like you’d get Lifesavers.

In the middle are little lilac wonders in Grape, these were, to put it mildly, odd. They were kind of concord grapey and completely unlike those malic acid wonders you find in a roll of SweeTarts. These were floral and had a sort of balsam note that reminds me of concord grape skins when you eat them fresh off the vine. At first I was a little put off, but I chalk that up to the whole expectations thing. When I stopped thinking about it, I really like them and now I’m regretting sending a bunch of them off to the Mentos winner last month.

The more vivid green ones are Watermelon which are very sweet and have an odd note of mint to them (which could be a manufacturing problem). The melon flavor is true and has that sort of woodsy note to it, but no tartness to it. Not my fave but not terrible.

Name: Mentos Minis - Watermelon, Apple & Grape
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Mentos (Perfetti Van Melle)
Place Purchased: gift from Santos (thanks!)
Price: unknown
Size: unknown
Calories per ounce: unknown
Categories: Chew, Indonesia, Perfetti Van Melle

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:14 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. I will have to try mentos one day.

    Comment by claudia on 11/01/06 at 3:02 pm #
  2. that grape(skin) flavour is quite common in asia—most japanese and chinese grape candies taste like that and make me crave concord grapes like crazy. i have one more trip to manila to find those darned pomelo mentos! there’s a dearth of mentos right now—even the mint ones are scarce. i guess november is mentos season too?

    Comment by santos. on 11/01/06 at 3:40 pm #
  3. No i think the mint Mentos are scarce because of the Diet Coke and Mentos craze going around with teens.If you are not familiar with this..they take a whole package of Mentos,put it in a 2 liter of Diet Coke and it makes a mini rocket.I didn’t believe it at first till i looked it up on and looked under keywords (mentos diet coke) would be surprised at how effective this is.Fun little experiment to share with your kids..but i warn you…do it outdoors,because i makes a real mess.I’ve not tryed it as of yet,but i bet that is what has caused the shortage.

    Comment by Imara's Mom on 11/01/06 at 8:24 pm #
  4. I’ve found quite often that my non-mint Mentos (the sour variety in particular) will have a piece or two with distinctly minty flavor. What is going on in that crazy Mentos factory?

    Comment by lindseyQuinn on 11/02/06 at 3:28 am #
  5. Cybele's avatar

    Claudia - you definitely have to try SOME kind of Mentos!

    Santos - I know I will one day get to try my kindred spirit candy known as Pomelo Mentos!

    Imara’s Mom - that’s hilarious that the fountains might be causing the scarcity!

    Lindsey - yeah, sometimes I’m not sure if it’s me and my improper storage methods (I have a lot of candy canes sitting around right now).

    Comment by Cybele on 11/03/06 at 1:25 pm #
  6. are these from a halloween bag or are they truly mini mentos?

    Comment by Heather on 11/05/06 at 1:29 am #
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