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International sighting: Smint Throat Soothers
Posted: 17:32 Wed 12-11-2003. Price: ? (for "40 Liquorice Pastilles"). Location: Nieuwegein, The Netherlands. Sub-flavours: None that I could find. Nutritional unusualness: Pure Mint Liquorice.
"Diarmuid Mallon" takes a quick breather from his globe-trotting jet-set lifestyle with this report: A Dutch addition to the every growing Smint range. Rather than mints, these are "Throat Soothers" and a rather natty black as well. Reasonably minty, and a strong liquorice taste. Don't think they do much for improving your breath!
...According to Diarmuid, "The deep joy of working in Nieuwegein (the Dutch for 'Slough' I am reliably told)" at the weekend also led him to discover Wrigley's Airwaves Lemon Ice at a "local supermarket whilst looking for lunch". His verdict? Taste just like the lemon and honey airwaves, which was a disappointment. For more radical international innovation, there's always the Fall 2003 issue of NewProductWorks newsletter, featuring such treats as
"bone-shaped" Flix Push Puppets, Sunkist Fuzzy Tangerine juice drink, plus Chef Williams Cajun Injector - Creole Butter Recipe, which comes complete with "a needle for injection" (into chicken, pork, turkey and lamb, rather than directly into your own liver or anything).
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Posted: 01:16 Thu 13-11-2003 by "MrsMcSnacky"
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Comment: Excuse me, I think you'll find that "Holland" is the Dutch for "Slough".
Posted: 23:20 Thu 13-11-2003 by "lmv"
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Comment: Bought these last year in Tunisia. The challenge is to eat one wthout spitting it out in disgust...
Posted: 09:59 Wed 19-Oct-2005 by "Paullybllx"
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Comment: Had some brought back from Barcelona and am now trying to source in the UK, as I do not really want to buy 17 boxes at once from smint.com! Love 'em!
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