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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Trebor Mini Softmints/ Mini Mints Confirmed sighting: Trebor Mini Softmints/ Mini Mints
Posted: 14:58 Wed 01-Sep-2004. Price: (Softmints) 55p/ box the size of a large matchbox. Location: Spar, Weston-super-Mare. Nutritional unusualness: "CONTAINS SULPHITES".
"Stuart Campbell" reports: I picked these up because in the sewage-crested wave of little-box-of-mints products that's been crashing on the sandy shores of the world of snacks, they're unique in that they're not loaded with artificial sweeteners - which, as anyone who spends just a *little too much* time reading Snackspot will know, are this spotter's personal Kryptonite. These peppermints (I didn't see a Spearmint variety) resemble Tic-Tacs that have let themselves go to seed a bit, and provide just enough resistance to make a decent chew. The thin-card box is slightly too big and fat to avoid being crushed in your pocket, though.

...I can only assume that "Stuart" is here alluding to the Trebor Mini Mints [pictured] that I picked up for a similar price in the fabled newsagent opposite Belsize Park tube, and come loaded with sorbitol, aspartame, and the now-traditional warning: "Excess consumption may cause laxative effects". In their defence, however (or perhaps to better encapsulate their chemical payload?), they're sold in a bizarre wafer-thin credit-card-sized plastic "wallet" and, each imprinted with the "Trebor" symbol, resemble nothing so much as miniature outer-space aspirins.

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Posted: 13:14 Thu 02-Sep-2004 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: the mini-softmints are sugarous and the mini-mints (spearmint and peppermint) are sugarfree (and yummy). they are vastly superior to the extra mints (and tuppence cheaper too!).
Posted: 14:35 Fri 03-Sep-2004 by "pocketdynamo" # permalink comment
Comment: I'm not sure how appropriate the use of the word "tuppence" is in this day and age. A lady's tuppence should not be cheap, or minty indeed!
Posted: 18:50 Fri 03-Sep-2004 by "elmsyrup" # permalink comment
Comment: The problem with the mini mints is that they're so small they dissolve before you've freshened your entire mouth. That's what I find anyway. Do you not think they look more like "doves" than aspirin?
Posted: 19:07 Fri 04-Mar-2005 by "Daniel Thornton" # permalink comment
Comment: Just been in Woolworths and they are selling possibly exactly the same thing but in new packaging; Mini Softmints and Sugar Free Mints (spearmint). Now in large matchbox size cardboard packaging and evidently not long for this world as they've been reduced from 49p to 10p. 22007 8 41
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