The pros: If you weren't looking at Trader Joe's Organic Pastilles Peppermints, you would think they are Altoids. There is a noticeable visual difference in the color as they are not as white as Altoids and also seem to have bits of dried mint in each candy.
The cons: Like altoids, they might remind you of chewing on dry toothpaste.
The verdict: For $1.99 these are handy to have around. The mint starts off mellow. Once you bite into the candy that's when you get the all too familiar strong mint flavor that will make you feel like you just brushed your teeth. If you like Altoids, then these are comparable.
The tin container:
The nutritional information and the ingredients:
Out of the package you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes I would. They are good to have on hand just in case you eat something that might leave a lingering aroma or to help with digestion. It's not something I would sit and snack on. It will still remind you of what it must be like to chew on dried toothpaste, but it will get the job of freshening up done.
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When will the Gingermints be available?
Hi Ed! I'm not sure. I haven't seen the gingermints in quite some time. Perhaps your local TJ's can give you a better idea. Thanks for stopping by!