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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Mentos Sugarfree Chewy Dragees, Cremosa Caramel lollipop, Bubbly Lollipop sucette and gum Confirmed sighting: Mentos Sugarfree Chewy Dragees, Cremosa Caramel lollipop, Bubbly Lollipop sucette and gum
Posted: 12:35 Mon 27-Feb-2006. Price: 58p, 34p and 34p respectively. Location: Asda, Sheffield. Sub-flavours: Mentos - fruit (orange, cherry and strawberry), or mint; Bubbly - cherry. Nutritional unusualness: Bubbly - "better than a gum: lasts 20 min more than a gum".
"charl" reports: Lots of new sugarfree stuff! The Norwegians have had sugarfree Mentos for ages, but theirs all have a dubious menthol element that the British ones are mercifully missing. The mint ones are pretty light on the sweetener aftertaste, but the fruit ones display it in a pronounced manner. The inclusion of cherry flavour almost makes up for that, however. The Caramel Cremosa is a bit light on flavour, not quite as good as the strawberry version. As well as the excellent strapline "Pro-dental", the Bubbly lollipop has a great strong cherry flavour, and I assume the gum is strawberry flavour from the packaging graphic, but I'm not there yet.

...And congrats to "charl" for spotting the UK (re?)launch of what The Grocer deems "the world's number two sweets brand" - Mentos should be available in "traditional rolls" (mint, mixed fruit, or strawberry, 35p) in addition to these flip-top boxes, though it's not clear if they're going to be sugarfree as well. In more high-carbohydrate chewiness, The Grocer's also looking forward to an all-new kind of Millions Milk Chocolate Bar (orange or strawberry, 49p for 45g), plus the only-loosely-based-on-"pasta" Pasta Basta "foot long" sweets (sour apple or sour strawberry, 10p each) from Haribo.


Posted: 13:42 Tue 28-Feb-2006 by "charl" # permalink comment
Comment: sula have also added lemon-mint pastilles and chocolate covered toffees to their sugar free lines.

also thought this might be of interest, if the kit kat lines extend to insects any time soon... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/02/27/ebay_food_dodgy/

Posted: 19:25 Sat 06-May-2006 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: Mentos...........there's something about this brand that comes across as being naff
Posted: 08:45 Tue 27-Jun-2006 by "Leben" # permalink comment
Comment: what the heck is a dragee? I'm eating the mentos and im like .... What the heck is a chewy dragee?

Please Reply...

Posted: 21:26 Mon 23-Oct-2006 by "Sandy" # permalink comment
Comment: I've seen Millions bars in the Bath Candy Shop in Abbey Green where they sell quarters of everything you can imagine and the old small Parma Violets and Anglo Bubbly's. 72116 2
Posted: 19:19 Mon 02-Apr-2007 by "TED" # permalink comment
Comment: I have to agree with you Polarbear, I love Mentos but the name does imply a mental deficiency of some sort. Then again, I suppose that if you ate enough of them the sugar rush would drive you crazy... or not in the case of our north European friends.

By the way, have some fun with Mentos. put them in the freezer for a couple of hours and then pop ten in your mouth and see how fast you can chew them ;)... Okay, they do cause behaviour problems...

Posted: 10:16 Tue 03-Apr-2007 by "polarbear" # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah exactly, mentos is a stupid name, they could be called mintos or menthos, but not mentos
Posted: 15:09 Thu 03-May-2007 by "spamdog" # permalink comment
Comment: do u kno da destructive power of meto's and diet coke?
Posted: 11:32 Tue 27-Nov-2007 by "I am a chewy dragee" # permalink comment
Comment: BITE ME
Posted: 14:51 Wed 06-Feb-2008 by "I am a chewy dragee"
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Comment: Bite me! Bite me!
Posted: 15:01 Fri 12-Sep-2008 by "Max" # permalink comment
Comment: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragée
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