February 27th: Mentos Choco & Mint

Kcal 406 Fat 7.8g Fat(sats) 5.0g Carbs 80.0g (per 100.0g)

The brand Mentos is mostly known for it's hard shelled chewy mints sold throughout Europe and America. Well our world was turned upside down when we found these all NEW Mentos Choco & Mint packs on sale in one of our local supermarkets. Offering us the proposition of 'caramel chews with mint chocolate centres' we had no idea what to expect. This wasn't just the first time we had seen a chocolate product from Mentos, but it was also the first time we had seen them attempt a caramel one! Here is what we thought ...

We bought these Mentos Choco & Mint in a three pack multi-pack in our local Tesco supermarket - priced at £1.00 and on an introductory offer. Each of the three inner tubes weighed in at 38.0g and had around 12 pieces of hard caramel inside. We collectivelly liked the look of the packaging. The recognisable Mentos branding was surrounded by all new gold, green and black colours - they really stood out on the shelf.

The hard caramel pieces contained inside the tub were spherical in shape and easily edible whole. Aroma wise they didn't give much of the mint game away however they still smelt nice with obvious scents of creamy caramel on offer. Placing a single piece in the mouth drew instant toffee like flavours to the fore, they were incredibly sweet but they weren't overly so and had just enough butteryness to them. Inside the chocolate mint flavours acted as a nice end note to the taste and whilst they could have been both stronger they offered a nice variation in textures contrasting the chewy touch caramel with a nice softer filling element.

Overall although we thought these Mentos Choco & Mint were nothing all that special we still liked them and thought they were a vast improvement over many similar products we've had previously such as Paynes Poppets. One of team summed it up perfectly when they said there isn't any one single great thing about these, they are simply just nice across the board and the caramel, chocolate and mint elements combine well to make a sum greater than it's parts. I wouldn't go overboard in your efforts to track these down but they are worth a look at if you like this sort of thing.

7.8 out of 10