Over the years I have enjoyed eating
This has nothing to do with
their weird advertising campaigns, and a lot to do with the easy availability
of them at the John Carroll bookstore.
So for no good reason, here is a list of the various flavors I've had.
This only counts the long roll form...
See here for mini rolls,
here for boxes, and here for
Yes, I know this is not an original idea. (see
The Big Three
Mixed Fruit. The most common flavor, in my experience. I like them OK.
The "Fruit" labeled Mentos with the fancy colored foil I bought
Mint. Sometimes referred to as "albino". My least favorite of the big three,
a bit strong for me.
Strawberry. Also sometimes known as "Berry Fresh". My favorite of the more
common flavors. For a while these were harder to find, but recently they've
made a comeback.
Harder to find Flavors
Cinnamon. I like this flavor. They were really common for a while, but
now a bit rarer. I think I paid an exorbitant price for this particular
pack at the Denver airport.
Green Apple. The local P&C grocery store was running some sort
of "limited edition" pack that had this flavor. A bit sour, but I like them.
Also shown are a pack from Germany and a more recent US pack I found
on clearance at Food City.
Grape. Another "limited edition" flavor found at P&C.
I like this flavor too.
Grapefruit. These are supposedly available in the US, but I've never
seen them. Kristina surprised me with a huge batch of them at Easter.
Very sour. I like them, but it is too easy to eat too many in one sitting.
I like how they are fortified with Vitamin C.
I got these at the Knoxville airport. Most of the package is regular
white mint, but there are two red-tinted mints in the middle.
Peach. I found these in a candy store at Pier 39 in San Francisco.
The new crown in the "most expensive mentos" category, they cost nearly
$2 for a roll. I really liked the flavor though, and the peach-colored
foil on the ends was a nice touch. I also got a pack of Licorice here with
English labeling (unlike the Dutch Pack listed below).
Piña Colada and Mojito. Super-awesome Mentos finder
Katrina brought these back from Hawaii for me! The Piña Colada
ones had a very interesting coconut taste. Mojito were a bit bland.
I suppose it would have helped if I ever drank cocktails.
This is the American take on Rainbow mentos. I include the German
version for reference. The American version has watermelon (green
with red inside), cherry, orange, raspberry, grape, pineapple
and strawberry. I like the cherry flavor a lot.
Sours. Includes new flavor Watermelon. Kristina somehow
found a roll of these for me as a wedding present.
Easy to Connect / Say Hello / Fruit.
These have pictures of things to do printed on each candy.
I got these at the Phildaelphia airport.
Emoticon / Say Hello / Strawberry.
These have weird face pictures on them.
Again, I got these at the Phildaelphia airport.
Yet another mint flavor. Tastes just like a candy cane. Continues
the trend of having pictures on them. K got me a bunch of these
K risked poor mask discipline at the Dollar General to get these
(it was an exclusive flavor there?) Taste just like you'd expect.
Notice that they're in a smaller roll than normal (29.7g instead of 37.5g).
Lime Lemon. Kristina got these for my 1/2 birthday. She has been
impressive with her mentos-obtaining skills. I like the taste of these; they
are much stronger than the "lemon" yellow mentos you'll find in combo rolls.
'n Cream. I got these from Kristina for Christmas in 2007.
They are indeed creamy, and the base flavor is some
sort of melon, a bit reminiscent of cantaloupe.
Pine Fresh. I got these from Kristina for my birthday in 2008.
They taste like pineapple, just as you'd expect.
Choco White. K got these for me in 2019 sometime.
They were good, but similar tasting to the other Choco varieties.
Hong Kong Flavors
Lychee. I got these online.
The taste is interesting, I've possibly never had Lychee in real
life so I can't tell you how authentic it is.
Grape Mix. I also got these online.
Three colors of candy, each a different grape variety.
A bit sour. I like this better than the plain "grape" flavor
you sometimes find in the US.
I admit I cheated. I was curious as to how I could find some of the more
obscure European-only flavors of Mentos. Then I suddenly realized this
is the modern age, and to use the internet. So I quickly found
a Dutch Grocery store
in California that sold Mentos online.
Licorice. Another flavor you don't want to eat too many of at once.
Tastes just like Licorice.
Strong Mint. If you thought regular mint was strong, these will
definitely open your sinuses.
Red Orange. Maybe the US equivelant would be Blood Orange?
In any case these have a nice mild flavor, not as sour as some
of the citrus varieties.
Air Action. I'm not sure if these count, but they sure
look like Mentos to me. They are strongly mint, stronger than regular
but not as strong as "Strong".
Berry Mix. These include raspberry, black currant and cherry.
I got these for £0.80 at a news shop in Bourton-on-the-Water, England.
I really like the flavor of currant candies, so I was glad to find these.
Also shown is a French/Dutch/German labeled pack that my in-laws
picked up for me somewhere else in Europe.
On a recent trip to Germany I was on the lookout for new flavors, and
I managed to find some! As of April 2010 the going price was
about a Euro a roll (though the duty-free ones were much cheaper).
Fresh Cola: I liked the taste of these. I first found
them at the train station in Mannheim.
Rainbow: Includes grape, strawberry, orange,
watermelon, pineapple, raspberry, and green apple. My favorite of
those is raspberry. (Note the different flavor selection
than the american rainbow flavor).
Spearmint: I can't really tell much difference between
these and regular mint. I bought these near the boat docks
on the Chiemsee.
Watermelon Mango Orange: I got these in a
giant novelty container
in the duty-free shop in the Frankfurt airport.
Despite being the home to Mentos, I was unable to find
any interesting flavors during the day I spent there.
Grape: This looks very similar to the US version, but
these are a pack my sisters-in-law picked up for me
Watermelon: My sisters-in-law picked up this roll
of Watermelon for me while they were in Croatia.
Our friend Katrina moved to Australia and was nice enough
to send some of the hard-to-get flavors my way.
Berry Blast: Strawberry, Raspberry and Black Currant.
Unlike the previously mentioned "Berry Mix" this pack has
Strawberry instead of Cherry.
Citrus: Grapefruit, Lime and Orange. I like the Lime flavor,
which was new to me.
Green and Gold: Apple and Pineapple, also Australia's soccer
Orange: Limited Edition!
Watermelon: Another limited edition. Unlike the European
watermelon flavors, I feel like these tasted a bit more like
Tropical: Passionfruit, Citrus Mango and Pineapple.
I liked these, a bit tarter than the citrus ones.
Australia Mentos correspondant Katrina outdid herself and sent
me a number of new flavors!
Black Currant: Finally in standalone form! I like this flavor.
Lemon Lime: A good combination, the lime is especially good
Pineapple: Tastes as you'd expect.
Raspberry: Nice to have these standalone, I liked them
previously in berry mix.
Mystery Mentos: Mysterious! (Apparently guessing the flavor
was some sort of contest). They tasted citrusy (the main ingredient
listed is grapefruit juice).
Mint Mix: Mint, Spearmint, Fresh Mint, Black Mint.
An interesting idea. The black mints
are overwhelming and quickly clear out your sinuses.
Blueberry: I usually only list the minis on a separate page,
but Blueberry was an interesting enough flavor to be worthy of mention.
I like this flavor a lot, and it tasted very much like
Another Australian friend, Nicky, obtained some Mentos for me!
Again, a different combination of rainbow flavors from the American
or European versions. This pack has strawberry, apple, grape, orange,
grapefruit and new flavors kiwi and cranberry!
Choco & Caramel:
These are interesting as they are more like a chewy caramel candy,
and you'll note that the endcaps aren't actual foil.
Choco & Mint:
Sorry for the wrapper quality, these aren't foil lined like normal
mentos, so they don't squish flat.
Caramel and mint is an interesting combination but I liked them.
This batch was sour, reminiscent of the grapefruit flavor.
A student of mine, Chris M, found these at an
import shop here in Maine:
an interesting combination of flavors.
Erdbeer (Strawberry) Mix:
Sweet/Original/Sour. I liked the sweet flavor best.
I liked the peach shake flavor the best of these.
Choco & Caramel (German)
Later that year we stopped by the import shop ourself and got one
more flavor, this one is labeled in Cyrillic and is possibly from
"Rainbow 2 New Flavors":
Presumably the new flavors are blueberry and grapefruit.
Just received a large shipment of mentos from France
in return for sending some labels over:
- Pink Lemonade -- I liked them, sour
- Duo Black Ice (Menta Verde/ Menta Forte) -- towards the high end of
minty (I have to admit the various levels of mint are lost on me)
- Tadi Ne (Turkish Mystery)
- Strong Mint (Blue)
- Strong Mint (Grey)
- Licorice Mint
- Mix on the Beach (Peach/Orange, Strawberry/Banana, PassionFruit/Mango)
- Reglisse (French Licorice)
- Rainbow Special Edition (Lemon/Watermelon)
- Rainbow Special Edition (Lemon/Cherry)
- Soda Mix (Unknown Language)
- Apple (Japanese)
- Raspberry/Melon (Somewhere cyrillic?)
- Matcha (Rich Green Tea, Japanese). I really liked these.
- New Rainbow (Kiwi, Cranberry Yuzu)
- Fruits Acidules (Sour Fruit?)
- Strawberry / Green Apple
Yet to try: there are rumors of
Barley Mint, Banana 'n Cream, Fuji Apple,
Ice Pomelo, Dalandan, Ponkan,
Chlorophyl, Wintergreen, Soft Fruit,
Japenese Plum (Ume), Lime-mint, Juicy Mango,
Juicy Cassis, Lemon Yogurt,
Jam Filled Strawberry Lemon, Pomelo,
Choco and White Caramel, Strawberry Yogurt,
Peach-Orange, Coconut-Pineapple, Mango Soda,
but I have yet to find them...
Other mentos products eaten by me:
Other mentos things:
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Last updated 23 January 2020