Fresh Mints

Here at Fresh Design Studio we like to focus on what is fresh and make sure that you know it to. That’s why we went out and tried all the mints we could find at our local convince store and ranked our favorites. We ranked these on 5 different scales;

 

 

 

1-5

Freshness Factor

1-5

Flavor

1-5

Texture

1-6

How Far It Bounces (Because it is the X Factor)

1-5

The Most Important: The Overall Experience

 

 

 

8. Tic Tacs

Everyone Loves Tic Tacs Right?!  Well maybe not so much

While these are where one of the more recognizable brands that we tried out they were the offices least favorite. The flavor and texture really helped put this one at the bottom.

3

Freshness

2.5

Flavor

3.33

Texture

5.17

Bounce

2.67

Overall Experience

 

 

 

 

7. Altoids

The Curiously Strong Mints. (Too Strong)

While everyone loves the can that Altoids come in, not everyone loved the punch in the face that Altoids deliver. While that kick in the face boosted it into a tie for second in Freshness the Flavor really held it back. It is also worth noting that it came in 3rd in the bounce test. I know right?

3.17

Freshness

3.67

Flavor

2.33

Texture

2.8

Bounce

2.83

Overall Experience

 

 

6 & 5.  York Peppermint Pattie and BreathSavers 

How to Settle a Tie? The X Factor

While these two are completely different types of mints, they had the same Overall Experience and Flavor scores. How do we decide a draw? The bounce test! While BreathSavers performance in the bounce test was  mediocre, the York Peppermint Pattie was by far the worst of our test. Edge BreathSavers

York Peppermints

 

2.83

Freshness

3.67

Flavor

3.33

Texture

1

Bounce

3.17

Overall Experience

 

BreathSavers

3.17

Freshness

3.67

Flavor

2.33

Texture

2.8

Bounce

3.17

Overall Experience

 

 

4. & 3. Life Savers & Mentos

Bounce Your way into the Top 3

This one was close, Life Savers and Mentos had top notch number.  They both ended up very high on the Freshness Factor and the Flavor scale, but Mentos had something that the Life Savers didn’t, the hard candy shell . That candy shell literally bounced Mentos into the top 3.

LifeSavers

4

Freshness

3.5

Flavor

2.17

Texture

2.83

Bounce

3.42

Overall Experience

Mentos

3.83

Freshness

3.5

Flavor

3.5

Texture

5.83

Bounce

3.42

Overall Experience

 

 

 

2. Wintergreen Ice Breakers

How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to be second!

While corny ice breakers may not be the right way to go on a first date, you should probably grab a pack of the Wintergreen Ice Breaker mints.

4.17

Freshness

3.17

Flavor

2.83

Texture

2.33

Bounce

3.58

Overall Experience

 

 

1. Junior Mints

So we found our champion. Junior Mints took the top score in 3 of the 5 categories Flavor, Texture and the one that matters most Overall Experience. So hats off to Junior Mints you are our champion.

2.33

Freshness

4.33

Flavor

4.17

Texture

1.4

Bounce

3.83

Overall Experience

 

 

 

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