We may be sour, but we know our sweets.

Mentos Pop Ins Sour

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Eeeeuuuyuuuuuck.  That mouth.  That huge, scary, 70’s weird animation-esque mouth.

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At first disgusting me & now actually humoring me, I present to you the latest Mentos variety to come my way, Sour Pop Ins.  Where to pop them?  Your MOUTH.  Now that we’ve exhausted that beautifully grotesque mouth, lets get to the gettin’.

Mentos rock.  What started for me in the 80’s as mainly mint with the occasional fruit pack has blossomed into a zany world of boutique flavors that vary from licorice to cola, all the way to bubblegum and cinnamon.  Originally from the Netherlands, these things are made all over the place and are sold in over 130 countries worldwide.

Show of hands: who knew there were 130 countries in the world?  Anyone?

Sour Mentos have been a thing for some time, and I adore them.  The flavor is excellent, but the way Mentos make you work for it is the thing that seals it for me.  Always a tough, long, hard chew-they might be the best stalwart chew around.  Simply a delight.  When I got this bag, I was freaked out by the art on the cover.  But that didn’t prepare me for my freakout session once I saw the contents:

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Sure, a little road-worn and beat up, but who cares.  They look like alien currency, or a melted child’s counting toy.  Again, the narrative on these can be summed up in one word: disturbing.

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At the end of the day though, it’s all about taste, and these deliver just as you’d expect.  I’m not sure if it’s because they’re mostly smashed, or if their original shape isn’t quite the same as the ones we get in the US, but that familiar feel isn’t quite the same with these.  Not as much of a crunch when first biting into them, but from there it’s extremely similar.  The flavors are mostly standard: apple, cherry, orange and lime, but we also get the elusive blueberry, which is a nice bonus.

These are great.  I’ll always opt for the tube of the classic non-crushed ones, but these are no slouch.  Simply for shock value alone, this a bag worth buying.  It’s worth noting that these are also available in a “fruit” variety, meaning non-sour.  They’re pricey as they’re a rare import, but they can be had at the link below:

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