With Halloween just around the corner, there’s no better time to talk about my favorite candy: Mentos Fruit. It has a mix of strawberry, orange and lemon all in a chewy mint-sized disc.
Mentos were invented in Poland in 1932 by brothers Michael and Pierre van Melle. They first showed up in the U.S. during the 1960s when they began shipping worldwide. Fruit flavors first appeared in the 1970s.
And they did have some pretty catchy commercials back in the 1990s.
With some luck, you might find a roll of Mentos in your kid’s Halloween bag. And should you be so lucky, I give you full permission to borrow (well, steal) it. Your mouth will thank you!