Altoids was the first to make mints trendy with their curiously strong mints and their cool tins. Now, there are dozens of mints on the market and you have to stand out to be noticed. Enter Oral Fixation mints – they come in extremely stylish tins and come in some great flavors. The mints come in minimalist brushed metal tins, reminiscent of 1920s cigarette cases. The tins are quite thin and perfectly sized to hold credit cards or business cards. The tins look like mini DVD cases and the 6-pack comes in cool case that looks like a mini boxed set of DVDs.
All flavors are sugar-free except for Night Light which is sweetened with brown sugar. I can really appreciate a sugar-free mint. If I’m going to suck on a mint, it’s nice to know it won’t be rotting my teeth away (I get enough of that eating candy). The mints come in six varieties:
- 7 Deadly Cinnamon (Hot Cinnamon)
- Night Light (Caffeinated Chai Mint)
- Mojito Mint (Lime Mint Cocktail)
- Sugar Free Tibet (Sugarless Wintergreen)
- Classical Peppermint (Strong Peppermint)
- Spare Mint (Spearmint)
The one thing I did noticed that these mints are more of a treat than a breath freshener. The minty freshness did not last long at all. The flavors of each aren’t as strong as Altoids (though sometimes I think Altoids are too strong). So, how do the mints taste? Let’s look at each flavor individually:
7 Deadly Cinnamon: One of my favorite flavors of candy is cinnamon candies, and 7 Deadly Cinnamon is quite tasty. Not too strong, just a good cinnamon taste.
Night Light: This was the only flavor I really didn’t like. I have never liked licorice flavor, and to me this tasted too much like licorice and reminded me of the brown and black Necco Wafers. It does have caffeine in it, so it has that going for it.
Mojito Mint: I don’t think I’ve ever had a lime mint before. A Mojito, for those that don’t know, is a mixed drink made with sugar, mint leaves, lime, and rum. The Mojito Mint is a minty-limey mint that is really good. Definitely something different.
Sugar Free Tibet: Did I say cinnamon is one of my favorite flavors? Well, wintergreen is too. I can eat a whole pack of Wintergreen Life Savers in no time flat. These wintergreen mints are good too…they are a bit more minty and less sweet than a Life Saver.
Classical Peppermint: Peppermint is probably my least favorite mint flavor, probably just because it’s so common. Having said that, I liked these mints better than Altoids peppermint, simply because it wasn’t as strong.
Spare Mint: I definitely like spearmint better than peppermint. This was a good minty mint- lots of spearmint flavor and not overly strong.
Overall, Oral Fixation Mints are very good. As I mentioned before in my Top 10 Candy Gift Ideas, I would definitely recommend picking up a 6-pack as a gift for someone that enjoys mints – it would make an excellent and unique gift. You can get some at Amazon or check out their store locator to find a retail outlet near you.
UPDATE: We just reviewed four new flavors from Oral Fixation.
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