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Tic Tac "Banana Minions"

Ferrero

Taste: 1.5

Texture: 3.5

Novelty: 4

All scores out of 5

I have to admit something, it pains me since I'm both a cartoon lover and a kid at heart, but I don't really know much about the Minions. The only contact I get is the occasional clip on TV and the millions of memes people post on Facebook. I'm not saying I wouldn't like them, it's just that the timing's been bad and I haven't seen any of their movies. I do however recognize the value of the theming of this candy. First of all, these little Tic Tacs do look like little Minions. Secondly, I understand that they like bananas, so the flavour is spot on. The only mystery to me is why the word "Bob" is on the package, I'm guessing it's some kind of reference to the movie.

As for the candy itself, aside from being a fun representation of the Minons, I'm happily disappointed. As you may or may not know, I'm not a big fan of almost every fake banana flavour I've ever been given. Banana candies have never managed to live up to the awesome flavour that comes from real bananas, and these were pretty much no exception. The good thing about these is that the banana flavour is extremely fleeting. It seems like the only banana flavoured thing in these candies is the thin yellow coating. Once you get through it you're left with a sweet and sour candy center with very little flavour at all.

The other thing that kind of rubs me the wrong way about these is that I always assumed that Tic Tacs were a breath mint. I'm pretty sure my breath is not improved at all after eating these. Other than that, they pretty much melted in your mouth like regular Tic Tacs.

I guess if you're a big fan of the Minion movies, you might get a kick out of these, if not they're not really worth trying.