I usually go for Polos, the mint with the hole. Then I had a brainwave while in Tesco the other night. For weeks I have been paying over one pound for five packs of Polos, only to have half of the mint missing. The Tesco mints were right next to the Polos and cheaper by about six pence if I recall. The diagram showed a mint, with no hole. Hmm I thought, cheaper and more mint for your money. That means more mint and and fresher breath for longer. I plumped for the Tesco mints.
Bully for me! I am converted and will now look forward to my few pence saving each time I buy a mint multipack. These are actually really good. The taste is stronger than a Polo and the minty zest is much more refreshing too. It is rather like strolling into a forest in a cold winter's day and breathing in quickly through the nostrils. The airwaves clear, the head feels lighter and you feel more focused within an instant.
There is less of a sugary aftertaste too which is good. The mint leaves a crisp and exhilarating air in the throat which keeps the mouth feeling cool for a good few minutes after. I reckon a mint or two an hour would be more than sufficient to dispel toady breath.
On a downside, the mints are a tad floury to the touch, but this is only an aesthetic issue. Each mint is chunky, flat and takes ages to dissolve, which means they last for ages too. I am really impressed with this five pack of mints and will now be a regular buyer. Goodbye Polos for now, these are ideal to travel with too and will provide cheap long lasting minty freshness.
I have recently given up smoking after 13 years of being an addict I am free. Well I have been smoke free for 15 days. Which is an achievement and although I have had a sneaky drag here and there (mainly because my other half smokes) I am essentially a non smoker. Hopefully it will stay that way. However I have had little cravings and just the urge to put something in my mouth - now now!
So I have been trying not to use Chocolate or Crisps as a crutch - ok so I have a bit - but I tried, but the best thing for me - as I smoked Menthol cigarettes is an extra strong mint. Now the first packet or 2 I had were Trebor. 59p a packet - blimey. I didn't want to spend any money I saved on mints!
So visiting my local Tesco I came across (as I didn't know they existed) Tesco Extra strong mints. Wow, they are exactly the same. I can't tell the difference. And at 5 packets for £1.22 (more than half the price of Trebor) an absolute bargain. Now I don't have the Branded ones to hand to tell you the difference however. Tesco's packaging says that 9 sweets roughly 23grams will be 95 calories, 22.8g of carbs, no fat no sodium and no salt. So good in some departments!
So if you have an unhealthy addiction to Extra Strong Mints I suggest trying Tesco own (In a 5 pack) to save some cash and also to experience the same fresh minty strong taste you would from the big brand.
Anyway off to have another mint - boy my breath is fresh !!
I love to keep a fresh smelling mouth and I do this in many ways such as chew chewing gum, eat Tic-Tacs by the million or just eat generally any type of mint sweetie from Polo`s to extra strong mints. I prefer extra strong mints when I have a bit of a cold or a stuffy nose but I do enjoy them at other times too.
I used to stick to Trebor for my extra strong mints after trying other brands and finding out that the sweets were a bit crumbly textured and went a bit chalky like almost like a heartburn pill. When I found the Tesco mint after trying one from a friend I was hooked, these are better than the Trebor version.
The Tesco extra strong mint is a very hard mint almost like a hard boiled candy but it still has the usual melt in the mouth factor if you suck them but does not go powdery under your crunch. They are very strong but then they should be for an extra strong mint, the mint taste however is not lost in favour of pure tongue burn, they taste very nice and fresh.
At £1.09 for 5 packs they are much cheaper than the Trebor mint too which you can expect to pay around 45p for one packet of. I would recommend these to all mint lovers especially strong mint lovers as they are an excellent mint at a very, very good price.
Im a nibbler, I nibble on anything my fingers, sleeves, pens, hair
(Im sure Freud would have something to say about that!). So, when I have a pack of sweets I tend to eat one, then absent-mindedly continue eating them until theyve all gone. Theres absolutely no chance you could eat a pack of Tesco Extra Strong Mints without realising it though. The mints are SO strong, and I really would advise against biting the mint as the minty-ness only gets stronger. It feels like your mouth is on fire. Your mouth is left feeling very minty for quite a while though. After eating a mint I seem to forget the fire that was in my mouth and immediately pop another one in, only to spit the mint out seconds later because it hurts! Im making these mints out to be horrible, but theyre really not, theyre just very strong.
The mints have a funny crumbly texture, but without the crumbling its very strange. But you get that with Trebor mints as well. You can bite into the mints, but like I said before, it intensifies the taste.
The packet is green with a red band, on which is written EXTRA STRONG MINTS. The packaging isnt particularly exciting, but when did you buy mints for the packaging (except Tic Tacs!)?
The nutrition information on the back is for 23g (9 sweets) or 100g. I dare you to eat 9 sweets in a go though, so I will give you the information for just one sweet:
Each sweet contains:
Energy -10.56 Kcal
Protein 0.01g, Carbohydrate- 2.53g (of which sugars 2.49g), Fat/Fibre/Sodium/Salt Trace.
Ingredients: Sugar, Glucose syrup, Potato starch, Beef gelatine, flavouring, Stabiliser (Xanthan Gum). The mints are suddenly rather unappealing after reading that!
Also, the mints do not contain nuts but may CONTAIN TRACES OF NUT.
I didnt buy my pack of mints, my friend gave me a pack, but Im led to believe they cost about 99p for a tube. In each tube there are 16 mints.
The mints are very strong, but should last you a while, and Im presuming because they are a shop brand that they will be cheaper than other extra strong mints. I think Ill buy them again (not that I bought them the first time round, but you know what I mean!)
I first sampled these mints due to a substitution on my on-line order for Tescos (which is whole other review). I was initially full of trepidation about these packs, as I was unsure about how the quality would compare to the Tebor mints I had originally ordered.
To be honest, I have been pleasantly surprised. The mints taste better than the Trebor mints I originally ordered, and they have a different texture. They are also harder and less crumbly, and as a consequence, they last much longer. This especially handy for me as, when it comes to sweets, I am a chewer by nature, and the crumbly texture of the Trebor mints means I can get through a pack a day quite easily. With the Tesco mints, a pack can last over two days, depending on how many I offer out!!
Bring the taste, the texture and the reduced price together, and you have a mint that is better than its more expensive competitor in everyway.
Tesco extra strong mints For you nice people on the Atkins diet read no further. Ok now if you’re nosey to why all will be revealed later I thought I would buy Ross some sweets when we were shopping and I thought I wouldn’t buy chocolate or nutty things or chewy things even .so I bought him Tesco Extra Strong Mints I bought a five pack as they were only 99p a really good buy and should last for a few days Now why Tesco ‘s own you ask, well Trebor extra strong mints are£1.49pfor a six pack Wait a minute (think) that’s 20p packet for Tesco and 25p for Trebor. Quite a difference don’t you think for a roll of sweets The pack is pure white with Tesco Extra Strong Mints written on the pack (now there’s a surprise :o) And as I said there are 5 rolls in the pack .Not bread rolls you understand, sweet rolls. the tube is about 5 inches long and each sweet the size of a ten pence piece. They are wrapped in silver paper on the outside and white on the inside They smell nice and minty They are pure white in colour and look exactly like a Trebor mint they taste really nice. They are really strong and quite nippy as my Mum would say and really burn the tongue and can take your breath away if you eat more than one at a time, are really fresh and make your mouth feel fresh too, and are hard but go soft quite quickly. How do I know well I had one, well just one as I had to know how they tasted didn’t I. Allergen Information Contains sulphites, and may contain traces of nuts as nut products are made in the factory. For the calorie counters 1 46g tube contains 181 calories 0.3 proteins 44.9 carbohydrates (not for Atkins diets lol ) 44.44 of which sugars But no fat And of course if they fall below the high standard of Tesco you get your money back. Visit Tesco at www.tesco.com
They are white as snow How do I know? Well I had to taste one I! Did! But honest my friends truly I gave The rest of the packs to our kid The were rough on the tongue Quite nippy for some Well! I didn’t like them you see Not until one he forced me to eat Just one after having my tea My breath was so nice I didn’t think twice When giving my hubby a kiss He said to Ross I am the boss So please give the strong mints a miss He was only kidding :o) Margaretxx