Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wild Blueberry Maple Ice Mints

Maple Ice Mints - Wild BlueberryWild Blueberry Maple Ice Mints are made by Big Sky Brands in Canada. Big Sky also makes Jones Soda and YogenFruz candies.

Their tins are always quite smart looking and I rather liked the simplicity of this one, just a smaller version of the standard set by Altiods. The embossed top flips open to reveal the candies inside.

The tin says that the “mints” are made with real Canadian maple sugar. The full ingredients are: pure cane sugar, maple sugar, natural flavor, calcium stearate and malic acid. There are thirty in a tin, which holds less than an ounce, .85 ounces.

Maple Ice Mints - Wild Blueberry

The candies have a polished yet rustic look. They’re shiny and sharply stamped with a little maple leaf in the center. But the texture and color of the candies is a little mottled, it’s not a bright white and has little caramel colored flecks in it.

The scent is definitely smoky and like toasty maple syrup. The flavor of the candies though was a bit different from what I was expecting. It is a combination of all the flavors that are listed in the description, they are mint, they have maple sugar in them and blueberry flavor. It’s a riot of flavors. Not a “burn my tongue down” riot, but the kind that pulls off my backpack and steals my books kind. The blueberry is tart and floral, the maple is rustic and woodsy ... so far so good. But the mint is cool and minty with a little note of eucalyptus. It’s like a blueberry cough drop made in some sort of colonial re-enactment apothecary shop.

I liked the straight ahead Maple Ice Mints, so I’ll have to stick with those, because these are just not for me. But I’m also not very happy with the combination of mint, lime and white rum that are used to make a Mojito. So if you’re down with mojitos, maybe you’ll be down with Wild Blueberry Maple Ice Mints.

Related Candies

  1. Brach’s Maple Nut Goodies
  2. Gimbal’s Sour Lovers
  3. Panda Blueberry Liquorice
  4. Maple Ice Mints
  5. Yogen Fruz Smoothies
  6. Caramilk Maple
  7. Jones Soda Grape Carbonated Candy

Name: Wild Blueberry Maple Ice Mints
Brand: Big Sky Brands
Place Purchased: Cost Plus World Market (3rd & Fairfax)
Price: $1.99
Size: .85 ounces
Calories per ounce:
Categories: All Natural, Candy, Big Sky Brands, Compressed Dextrose, Mints, 6-Tempting, Canada, Cost Plus

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  1. I think I would also prefer the Maple Ice Mints.

    Wondering if you’ve tried the Newman’s Own Ginger Organics Mints.

    Comment by theatrenut on 8/11/11 at 2:02 pm #
  2. I loved these.  When I reviewed them, I thought that they reminded me of blueberry pancakes.  I didn’t think that the mint was as strong as the maple and blueberry flavors.

    I was a little disappointed that they were the same color as the Maple Ice Mints.  I was expecting them to have a slight purple/blue color.

    Comment by Johnny Carruthers on 8/13/11 at 10:22 am #
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