Mentos

Mentos

About Mentos

Mentos is a brand of mints, of the 'scotch mint' type, sold in many markets across the world by the Perfetti Van Melle corporation. Mentos was first produced in the Netherlands during 1948. The mints are small oblate spheroids, with a slightly hard exterior and a soft, chewy interior. They are sold in rolls which typically contain 12 mint discs, although the new 'Sour Mix' flavor contains only 11 discs per roll. Certain flavors are sold in boxes in Australia, the United States, Brazil and the United Kingdom, and the rolls are available in four packs. The slogan of Mentos is 'The Freshmaker'. Most Mentos packages describe the mints as 'chewy drages.' The typical Mentos roll is approximately 2 cm in diameter and weighs 38 grams. All mentos are shaped the same except that a mint mento has small pits that are not covered by a waxy gloss coating unlike a mixed fruit mento. A mixed fruit mento has small pits but are covered by the waxy, gloss coating it has.