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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Wrigley's Extra Ice Mints Confirmed sighting: Wrigley's Extra Ice Mints
Posted: 19:36 Wed 28-Sep-2005. Price: 29p. Location: Sainsbury's, Finchley Road, London. Nutritional unusualness: Contains a source of phenylalanine.
Snackspot reports: A suprisingly low price for a pack of largely inoffensive-tasting mints? Check! Strange plastic-like texture (especially if you put two in your mouth at the same time)? Check! "Excessive consumption may produce laxative effects" (in actually quite small writing on the back)? Check! Check! Check! I put it to the jury - these are merely a modern version of (the 1980s?) Trebor Cool Mints, though in a new, flattened oval shape somewhat akin to sucking on the buttons of your duffle-coat.

...And on a similar subject, you'd have to be paying slightly more attention than me to spot the difference between Wrigley's Extra Ice sugarfree gum, and the Extra Winterfresh flavour it's apparently replacing. Still, in other intermittently-minty mystery: "Disgusting" was the universal verdict when I offered round these Nestle After Eights Irish Cream (2.79 for standard size box, also from Sainsbury's) at a friend's party recently; while Wrigley's are adding "Blulemberry" to their Juicy Fruit lineup, and the Orbit White range "will be expanded to include Tabs".

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Posted: 20:49 Wed 28-Sep-2005 by "GTO" # permalink comment
Comment: I also picked up a pack of these for 29p at a local Costcutter. They're not bad, nothing special really though. I didn't know quite what to expect, but they're just...good mints, similar to Polos. Infact, because of the dip they have in the middle, if you carefully work away at them, the middle gives, and you end up with what looks like a Polo from one of those Penny stretching machines.
Posted: 22:12 Wed 28-Sep-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: i think they look like minty platelets. and they are quite nice.
Posted: 07:17 Thu 29-Sep-2005 by "Scottie" # permalink comment
Comment: The laxative warning suggests these are sorbitol-based and sugar-free; can anyone confirm?
Posted: 13:04 Thu 29-Sep-2005 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: yes, sugar free and sorbitol, aspartame, acesulfame k sweetened.
Posted: 17:57 Mon 17-Oct-2005 by "Murray" # permalink comment
Comment: I am just enjoying my second of these new mints (bought in Greek Street Soho) and can confirm that they are basically Trebor Cool mints.

Very nice. I like the toggle/platelet design.


Posted: 14:05 Thu 06-Apr-2006 by "amelia" # permalink comment
Comment: yes i am currently suffering from the laxative effects of these delightful mints. i agree they are a bit like polos however they are slightly stronger in my opinion this could be because they are larger and dont have a hole until you "work at them". they were only 29p in the bargain booze near me. i havent got them with me at the moment though a left them at home but when i get back home ill have them again and then ill eat some more even though iv got these effects.
Posted: 19:07 Wed 11-Oct-2006 by "geoff" # permalink comment
Comment: how many is excessive? I have just eaten one packet? Should I be worried :S
Posted: 19:38 Wed 11-Oct-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: you'll know in about two hours, geoff.
Posted: 17:56 Mon 23-Oct-2006 by "rae" # permalink comment
Comment: does anyone know how many of these need to be eaten for the 'laxative effects' to manifest? 78532 4 4 00
Posted: 19:10 Tue 03-Jun-2008 by "Paul" # permalink comment
Comment: I accidentaly bought a packet of the ice mints. I thought they were fantastic till my bladder was starting to be affected as if i had a water infection. It does not take much for items to affect my bladder and someone read the ingredients for me. On doing this a ingredient was seen that is supposed to be a badder stimulant so unfortunately i decided to stop buying them. What i believe lets items to affect me so easily is the fact that i have Multiple Sclerocis, so i am just unlucky. But they were great until they started to affect the very highly tuned human body. I am just unfortunate.
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