T - North America - Pieces

Tic Tac "Mint"


Taste: 2.5

Texture: 3.5

Novelty: 1.5

All scores out of 5

I can't say that I'm a big fan of mint Tic Tacs. If I'm in a store and there's a shelf full of different varieties of Tic Tacs I'd likely first choose orange, second would be one of the limited edition flavours available. Even if you offered me a free mint flavoured Tic Tac, I might not accept it. It's just never been a candy that I've gravitated to. Recently, I was given this sample pack of mint Tic Tacs as an after dinner mint at a restaurant, so I thought I would take this opportunity to really figure out why these aren't appealing to me.

First of all I should say that it's not that I don't like these, or find them disgusting in any way. I think they're just a little underwhelming, and maybe even a little disappointing. They're not really tasty like a candy, so you would assume that maybe they're going for the strong breath mint demographic. The problem is the flavour doesn't last long at all, thus leaving your mouth very unfresh. They do cool your mouth down for the three minutes they last, but that doesn't really do anything for me. These don’t have a fun flavour, and the mint flavour doesn’t last long enough to do any good.

There's one more thing about these "mints" that really turns me off. When you put them in your mouth, for the first few seconds there's an odd flavour. My best guess is that the flavour is vanilla. Vanilla may not seem strange, but in this context it's really odd.