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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Ferrero Tic Tac 100 Per Box Confirmed sighting: Ferrero Tic Tac 100 Per Box
Posted: 16:27 Thu 03-Feb-2005. Price: 0.99. Location: Gloucestershire. Sub-flavours: Fresh Mint. Nutritional unusualness: Freshness in 200 calories.
"Andrew Oakley" reports: In the darkest Cotswolds, Perl programmers can be a long way from snacking opportunities. Either that, or us Gloucestershire folk have really bad breath. Hence why Tic Tacs are now available at the BP garage off the M5 J9 in "100 per box" variants. Fresh mint only, and it comes in a jumbo-sized proper Tic Tac dispenser exactly to scale, standing some 9cm (nearly 4ins) high, sure to bring on flashbacks of Wagon-Wheel: Child-Hand-Size ratios. The mints themselves, however, are exactly the same size, flavour and composition as their smaller-boxed cousins.

...And welcome back to "Mr Oakley" who, after a year or so of searching for something to take away the taste of Golden Wonder Scampi and Lemon "Stinky" Nik Naks, seems to have discovered perhaps a UK equivalent of the "giant" Tic Tac Silvers they have on the continent. And in other minty mystery: I've seen a Dairy Milk Mint Chips-based ice-cream advertised in the window of a London Burger King, plus a (new?) Bubbly Mint Crisp Flavoured Chocolate version of Fox's ever-popular Echo biscuit in my local Waitrose.

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Posted: 19:58 Fri 04-Feb-2005 by "Alex" # permalink comment
Comment: I think the Echo's have been out for a good few months now
Posted: 23:06 Fri 04-Feb-2005 by "Phillerena" # permalink comment
Comment: Plus they now have "upmarket" packaging.
Posted: 17:33 Tue 08-Feb-2005 by "Laurie" # permalink comment
Comment: Bubbly mint crisp Echo! Yeah! We were given one for Xmas so I don't know where it came from. (there was also a white variant I think but I didn't get to eat that one). Lovely. Mint aero material on top, and crunchy dark chocolate biscuit with mint crisp bits in, really gorgeous. Downsides: too small, I only had one, and it did fall apart a bit (spilling precious crumbs). But I'd buy if I saw one. Ooh, there's Waitrose just down the road (err, motorway)...
Posted: 13:33 Sun 02-Oct-2005 by "katie" # permalink comment
Comment: i think that you should make strawberry and rasberry flavour tic tacs your other ones are realy nice katie
Posted: 03:11 Wed 19-Oct-2005 by "tic tac lover" # permalink comment
Comment: i think there were strawberry and cotton candy flavored tic tacs; i've seen them in hong kong only...they have a light pink color to the tic tacs and the plastic box is tinted pink also, the rest is the same.
Posted: 00:16 Wed 16-Nov-2005 by "rolocox" # permalink comment
Comment: where can I buy Tic Tac boxes at trade prices ?
Posted: 09:31 Thu 17-Nov-2005 by "flash" # permalink comment
Comment: i would like to know why you only have the mint tic tacs in the 100 boxes and not the other flavours.
Posted: 13:40 Tue 30-May-2006 by "Laura" # permalink comment
Comment: Dear Tic Tac people, Why oh why, oh why...are there so few flavours of this great sweet! I mean, we can put a man into space but we can't create strawberry, and various other fruit flavours of tic tac! What is that about?! Other than going to Hong Kong, as previously suggested, does anyone know where to find more flavoursome tic tac varieties or how to make them! Since my medication ran out, tic tacs are the only thing that I have in my life. Please, please..help!
Posted: 17:00 Tue 30-May-2006 by "clerk" # permalink comment
Comment: The reason there aren't more flavours is simple. It costs more to develop and then make each flavour at the factory... but each variety *does* give you more sales.

However, there's a point where the new sales you would gain doesn't offset the expense in making the new flavours.

Ferrero have obviously got the balance between sales and complexity of producing them right.


Posted: 16:17 Wed 28-Jun-2006 by "ducky" # permalink comment
Comment: Whilst in Hong Kong earlier this year i purchased a few boxes of yummy lemon mint tic tacs. Does anyone know of any place in this country or on the net where I can get some more of these?!?! They're so tasty and i'm missing them so much!! 32705 1 59
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