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Candy Review: Bacon Mints (yes, Bacon Mints)

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Bacon Mints

I am amazed at how often bacon and candy cross paths. Candy Addict has done articles on chocolate-covered bacon, gummi bacon, and bacon jellybeans. Now we can add Bacon Mints to the list. When I was offered some Bacon Mints to review, I immediately said “hell, yes!” but wondered what they would taste like.

When the package arrived, it contained two tins of Bacon Mints and two tins of Bacon Flavored Toothpicks (more on those later). Opening the shipping package brought a scent to my nose that I wasn’t prepared for. It was bacony, minty, and had a smell of a hospital. The smell was odd and didn’t hit me as being an appetizing smell.

I opened a tin and took a big sniff and it nearly knocked me over and I don’t mean that in a good way. It was an absolutely awful smell. It’s really hard to describe, but it’s not a smell you want to get a whiff of. At this point I wasn’t really looking forward to trying them, but reviewing candy isn’t all about tasty chocolate – sometimes you must eat some questionable candy.

The mints taste as bad as I thought they would. It was maybe 30 seconds in my mouth and I had to spit it out. It was awful. It’s one of the worst tasting candies/mints I have ever had. Just thinking about it makes me nauseous. I took a tin to work to share with my co-workers too (with fair warning). I set the tin on my cabinet shelf behind me at about 8:00 AM and I could only last til 11:00AM and I had to move them to my car – the smell (even through the closed tin) was overwhelming. Nobody at work dared try them – even the guys that ate crickets with me wouldn’t try them.

My sisters tried them with me one day and we all spit ours out in less than ten seconds. I just tried one more while writing this to make sure the taste was fresh in my mind and palette. Good lord they’re hideous. I’m not sure who came up with the idea of mixing mint and bacon, or who gave the final OK to start making these, but I have to question that person’s sanity. The only good use I can think of for these is hiding ten or so of these in your enemy’s workspace and watching them go crazy trying to find the source of the smell. If I haven’t convinced you not to buy these yet, two tins of 100 mints will run you $4.95. Oh – and for the record – one of my dogs ate one, the other refused.

And the Bacon Flavored Toothpicks? Almost made me gag. Seriously.

I have an unopened tin of the Bacon Mints and an unopened tin of the Bacon Flavored Toothpicks that I must get rid of so leave a comment on this post before Thursday, March 1, 2007 and I’ll randomly draw one of the commenters to get them – be sure and leave a real email address so we can contact you (your email won’t appear on the site). Don’t say I didn’t warn you though.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Austin – he is the winner of the bacony badness!

Bacon Flavored Toothpicks

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27 Responses to “Candy Review: Bacon Mints (yes, Bacon Mints)”

  1. 1
    Goob says:

    Hey I want to get my hands on some bacon cand-ay!! :D

  2. 2
    Jenny says:

    Yeeeaaahhh…. I’m gonna have to pass on that.

  3. 3
    Joe says:

    I gotta see if my boss will try them. He loves bacon. :)
    If he won’t touch them, perhaps my dog will.

  4. 4
    Betsy says:

    My nephew would love these!!!

  5. 5
    Johnny says:

    I don’t care how terrible they might be, I need to get my hands on these in to put on display in the house of pop-culture oddities that is my home.

  6. 6
    April says:

    This sounds like something my little brother would oddly enjoy. I bet you they taste like dog treats, though. He did once eat a Snausage. I can’t say he enjoyed it.

    I don’t think there’s a February 29th this year….

  7. 7
    Michelle says:

    Well, people eat ham and pork chops with mint jelly, so the flavor mixture isn’t completely unknown.

    Still sounds disgusting, though. Don’t put me in the running for these, please!

  8. 8
    Meg says:

    Wow, I would definatly give them a shot….worse comes to worse I take them out of the tin and leave them in the Office Candy Jar that sits near me. LET THE HILARITY ENSUE!

  9. 9
    Sylvie says:

    Wow…I’d say I’d have to try them just to be able to say I have. And also to share them with my friends without telling them what they are.

  10. 10
    Andy says:

    My breath mint has a first name… It’s O-S-C-A-R!
    My breath mint has a second name… It’s M-E-Y-E-R!
    Oh I like to eat them every day,
    Some people roll their eyes and Saaaaaayyyyyyy…
    Breath Mints & Pork should not be wed!
    If a choice ‘tween death or salty breath.. I’d rather be dead!

    Fools!

  11. 11
    Stomp says:

    Those sound soooo bad – I need them
    I need to get those to send to a friend that I have a contest with to get the worst candy….must have

  12. 12
    Crash Davis says:

    Oh yeah, I want some bacony badness.

  13. 13
    melinda vandemoore says:

    My friend Matt’s last name is ‘Bacon” and he loves to eat bacon. Please enter me in the drawing for the extra Bacon paraphernalia

  14. 14
    Harold says:

    Oink Oink, put me in the drawing, I would love to get my hands on these. Do you know where they are available?

  15. 15
    Danette says:

    Oh yes….count me in on the drawing

  16. 16
    kit says:

    i really wanna try these !!!

  17. 17
    Kevin says:

    That is just. . . bizarre.

  18. 18
    Jason says:

    Maybe they’ll keep my brother away…I definitely want to be entered.

  19. 19
    austin says:

    those look awesome… i have to have some

  20. 20
    Vanessa says:

    I’ve had bacon concoctions that were surprisingly tasty, but mint and bacon has never sounded good.

  21. 21
    Bette says:

    I’ve had — and loved — bacon brittle and bacon chocolate. Wouldn’t have thought to mix mint and bacon (I thought there were still antimiscegenation laws on the books for that), but I’m so darn curious….

  22. 22
    Ann says:

    Darn, I’ve already ordered two packages of bacon mints for my son – before I read your review! But hey, let’s load him (and his nerdy co-workers) right up!

  23. 23
    sandora says:

    mine came in the mail today (two tins rattling around in an unpadded box if you care about that sort of thing), and considering the odor wafting from the closed box was unappealing, I should’ve known better. But I tried one, and yes,they’re as bad as the review claims. I managed to eat an entire piece, and my mouth still has this horrid smoky aftertaste. Yes it’s a novelty candy, yes the tin is cute (I’ll keep that), but this is definitely not a product you need to sample for yourself.

    (Not so great shipping bonus: I also got a kitschy little tissue holder, which is a pretty great freebie. Too bad it also smells like the candy.)

  24. 24
    Kai says:

    How disappointing- I’m Jewish. I really wanted to eat uh…. bacon mints. I’m thinking of the smell of bacon and thinking of the smell of mint and it’s making my brain cringe. Though, I guess, this would be a good way to get back at any Jew who wronged you. Or, you know, anyone who wronged you really, considering how these must smell. Seems the smell would be nauseous.

    ….Who’s up for beef mints?

  25. 25
    René DK says:

    I just accedently poped to this site at read about this candy, and as a dane, my first thought was, of course, only in america… but what a prank you can pull with these…

  26. 26
    jim says:

    always said bacon can make anything better and here is proof

  27. 27
    sally says:

    I ordered these off thinkgeek.com because I love bacon, and they are grosss :( they dont taste like bacon…they taste like an ash tray and some mint LEAVES put together so gross…

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