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Click pic to view comments - Confirmed sighting: Ashbury Mintsations Confirmed sighting: Ashbury Mintsations
Posted: 17:28 Tue 17-Oct-2006. Price: 2.50-ish. Location: Woolworths, Hamilton, Scotland. Nutritional unusualness: "Enjoy the best (and most expensive) of British mint" - complete with "chlorophyll" colouring.
"Zeddy" reports: "A mint flavoured fondant ball in a plain chocolate and coloured confection shell". The fondant has a buttery taste to it. Not as nice as After Eight or Mingles but nice for a change.

...Presumably this must be another Scottish delicacy - I didn't recognise the Ashbury name at first, though a swift Google reveals they're also makers of Needlers' Chocolate Milky Splitz and Gordon Ramsay's Just Desserts. In other North-of-the-border mentholism, "A" uncovered both Mint Crisp and Fruit And Nut flavours of Cadbury Cake Bars in Greenock, Scotland, asserting: Mint - chocolate sponge cake with a layer of mint crisp and soft chocolate on top then dipped in chocolate, OK if you're into the mint chocolate thing. Fruit and nut - same chocolate cake but with little bits of nut in it, I didn't find any actual fruit in there but it did have an odd raisin flavour. Wasn't too keen, while Nestle are adding to their (intriguingly orangey) After Eight Grand Marnier Straws (Sainsbury's, 1.99/ 90g) with Munchies-style After Eight Bitesize - because the product "has always been ideal for formal sharing occasions but has recently moved into more informal usage," the company claims.


Posted: 09:55 Wed 18-Oct-2006 by "Phillerena " # permalink comment
Comment: Anyone tried the milk choc After Eights yet? I had one of the fancy sharing bags and thought they were nice - just very overpriced.
Posted: 14:55 Wed 08-Nov-2006 by "Flameproof" # permalink comment
Comment: Are the After Eight Bitesizes just Mint Munchies rebranded? Mint Munchies were Mintolas rebranded - names don't stick around like they used to. I used to love them...

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Posted: 15:22 Wed 08-Nov-2006 by "Phillerena " # permalink comment
Comment: Yeah they are. It's because After Eight is a bigger brand name than Munchies, so it will attract more customers to buy them.
Posted: 16:00 Thu 09-Nov-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: Woah you must have an advanced degree in marketing Phillerena
Posted: 19:01 Fri 10-Nov-2006 by "Le Poulet Noir" # permalink comment
Comment: A brave decision by the marketeers to go for a word traditionally eschewed by manufacturers of mint-based sweets because of its similarity to the word "menstruation". This is, arguably, the worst sweet name since the unveiling of Mingles, which sounds like a nasty sexually transmitted disease (or a cross between "minge" and "shingles").
Posted: 19:42 Fri 10-Nov-2006 by "Phillerena " # permalink comment
Comment: Mintsations don't sound too bad. They sound mintsational.
Posted: 22:02 Fri 10-Nov-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: Haha yeah Mingles is a terrible name, Mintsations.....so-so, I actually think Mentos is a terrible name too 25492
Posted: 14:53 Sat 18-Nov-2006 by "Zeddy" # permalink comment
Comment: Mintola is a bit weird too when you think about it. Minted has a nice ring to it.
Posted: 23:33 Sat 18-Nov-2006 by "Marquez" # permalink comment
Comment: I agree Zeddy 4
Posted: 23:26 Wed 29-Nov-2006 by "John"
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Comment: I am so pleased to have found this site. In the 1970's when I was in the US Air Force overseas in the Far East, everytime I was able to go to Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore (anywhere that had a British history), I was thrilled to be able to find Mintolas. I loved them. Upon my return to the US, my only source for Mintolas was to convince folks going to England to buy and bring back some for me. Alas in the mid 1990's the reports came back that Mintolas were nowhere to be found. For almost 9 years I have been without and missing my Mintolas. Even my correspondence to Nestle was no help. I wish they could have told me that the name had been changed. Now, once more from Mint Munchie to After Eight. I am sure that they will be marketed here in the US. I am aware of the old thin After Eight mints, but I look forward to the Bite Size. Hoorah. John T. Wilkinson III Memphis, TN JohnT3 (at!) bellsouth.net
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