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RATING 5Tic TacsX-FREEZE

#127 – X-FREEZE: STRONG MINT

November 12, 2019 — 0

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Heyhey, it’s #TicTacTuesday!! The 127th variety added to the Tic Tac collection: X-FREEZE Strong Mint. Just like the previous flavor, X-FREEZE Wintergreen, my mother found this pack for me at a local store (WOOO!!). As we saw last week, Tic Tac was so kind as to give us a US version of the European-only FRESH+ line, with some slight flavor variation. I’ve listed the flavors below:

FRESH+X-FREEZE
Strong MintStrong Mint
LiquoriceWintergreen
Eucalyptus

The ingredient list for Strong Mint is identical to Wintergreen in this line. The Strong Mint flavor is stronger and really “sharper,” from a lack of better words to describe it. Wintergreen feels like a sweeter and “softer” mint to me. I could eat a couple Wintergreen at a time but I don’t know if I’d want to have 2 Strong Mints at once. Might be too much awesomeness (and my tongue might get frostbite).

If you’re looking for the strongest, hit-me-over-the-head mint in a Tic Tac, this is probably it. It’s a strong and lasting mint that definitely freshens breath. It’s pretty easy to find right now at most Walgreen’s & CVS in the US.

RATING: 5/5

RATING 5Tic TacsX-FREEZE

#126 – X-FREEZE: Wintergreen

November 5, 2019 — 0

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Heyhey, it’s #TicTacTuesday!! The 126th variety added to the Tic Tac collection: X-FREEZE Wintergreen. My mom actually found these for me. It’s becoming increasingly rare that friends & family can find me new flavors, so she gets one point for finding this! I get a lot of texts from people, “Do you have these yet?” YEP!

This is a new line from Tic Tac, called X-FREEZE. It’s pretty much the US version of the FRESH+ line I’ve posted about here, with some subtle differences. The major difference, though, is the name. I’m not sure why they didn’t just go with FRESH+, it’s a perfectly cromulent name. While the candies themselves are exactly the same size (X-FREEZE vs FRESH+), the plastic packs are slightly different in size. In the smaller packs, the X-FREEZE is slightly thicker and contains 30 candies, which is a few more than the FRESH+ packs contain. The FRESH+ line featured Strong Mint, Eucalyptus, and Liquorice but not Wintergreen as we see here with X-FREEZE.

So how do they taste? AWESOME. I really love these mints. They’re super strong and have a very different texture & experience than what you get with regular Tic Tacs. The sweeteners are Xylitol & Stevia. There is also maltodextrin, but there must be so little of it that the candies still have 0 calories each. I’m pretty sensitive to the flavor of some sweeteners but I didn’t really detect any “Stevia taste” so that’s good. The Xylitol “cooling effect” is still present in these mints and I love it.

There’s not much discernable aftertaste from these, and I don’t mind that at all. The “cooling crystals” must be clumps of mint & xylitol (and spirulina for color). They should just sell pouches of cooling crystals, that would be rad.

I was sad when I first tasted the FRESH+ line because I loved them but figured I’d never find them in the US or get them in any real quantity online. I’m happy to see these come to the US, but I am wondering how long they’ll last. Grab them while you can if you like strong mints.

RATING: 5/5