- Mentos Gum
- Pure Fresh
- Fresh Mint
- 10 Count
Soft gum, and very strong peppermint flavor
More of a short-lived breath mint than gum
First of all, the good points. The gum comes in a hard, durable container, which is easy to carry around in one’s pants pocket, and also facilitates dispensing. Additionally, I like the initial texture of the gum, as it has a hard exterior shell and a soft chewy interior core, which immediately releases a burst of flavoring. Lastly, the texture and consistency of the gum is maintained throughout the mastication process.
Now, the bad part. The biggest drawback is that the flavor only lasts at most a few minutes, necessitating me to eat several pieces at once in order to maintain any semblance of lasting mint flavor. Compared to other rival brands such as Dentyne or Eclipse, this is unacceptable. I’m not interested in chewing a piece of bland plastic after just 2-3 minutes. Some have also commented that the hard container makes too much noise in one’s pants pockets when walking around.
In summary, the Mentos are best used as an ephemeral breath mint, rather than a long-lasting gum.