eclipse mints

Eclipse mints

I spent several months searching for a breath freshener that was sugar free, not so strong that it would burn a hole through my cheek and not too expensive.

I tried Lifesavers, Smints, Listerine strips, Eclipse flash strips, Altoids and finally, Wrigley’s Eclipse Mints (I prefer the Winterfrost flavor). The lowest price I’ve found is $1.00 for a box of 50 ($0.02 each), but they’re regularly $1.49 ($0.03 each). They taste quite good, and I don’t get the burning sensation in my nose that you get with overly powerful mints. I occasionally miss the sinus-cleansing, but I think they still freshen my breath adequately.

Now I need to stock up.

Update: I still love these mints and have been looking for good deals online for over two years. Until recently I could get them cheaper at the local grocery store even without adding the cost of shipping. Today I was running low and checked on Amazon and I found a great deal. They have a 16-pack of Eclipse mints (16 boxes) for $20.56 with free shipping. That works out to $1.29 a box and there’s no tax.

I love Winterfrost, but I recently tried the peppermint and spearmint flavors. Peppermint wasn’t good, but spearmint was quite tasty. I may get some when my Winterfrost stockpile is depleted.


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  1. I personally prefer Listerine Pocket Strips (is that the name?)

    I like Orbit gum aswell (Pink one is good, it tastes like the original)

    can’t forget the Altoids cinnamon flavor strips. they are the thinnest strips you will ever see! (if you grab one, almost like 3 come out at once!)

    my god are they strong! They basically set your toungue on fire!

    I started out liking Ice breakers mints but now they are not too good for me…

    Comment by Tej on September 15, 2004 @ 1:41 pm
  2. Oh yeah, I forgot that I tried Ice Breakers too.

    Comment by dan on September 15, 2004 @ 3:33 pm
  3. The real question is what does your wife think?

    Comment by Cameron on September 15, 2004 @ 4:19 pm
  4. Hubby tried Altoids when he tried to quit smoking. Altoids eventually gave him ulcer like sores inside his mouth. The thin strips dissolved too quickly for his satisfaction. He then went back to smoking!

    Comment by Babs on September 15, 2004 @ 8:01 pm
  5. Cameron: I think she likes it. At least, I haven’t heard otherwise.

    Babs: Woah! That’s a good enough reason for me never to use either :)

    Comment by dan on September 15, 2004 @ 9:07 pm
  6. I prefer Fishermans Friend.

    Comment by Jacob on September 16, 2004 @ 2:53 am
  7. I like the mints and Borders and the “hint mints” at Barnes & Noble. I keep all my mint tins for paperclips and tacks and craft supplies.

    Did you know there’s caffeinated mints? Crazy, eh?

    Comment by Renee on September 16, 2004 @ 8:45 am
  8. I don’t like the strong mints. They always make me sneeze. I’ve yet to find a satisfactory mint other than those chocolate thin mint candies, but those don’t really qualify as breath mints.

    Comment by Mel on September 16, 2004 @ 9:37 am
  9. As far as I’m concerned, the stronger the better! My favorites are the strips of various brands, because I can carry them around easily without taking much space or making obnoxious rattling noises. They’re the ultimate in utility.

    I tried some caffeinated mints, too. They taste just like normal altoid-type mints, but you start getting the jitters if you eat too many.

    Comment by Levi on September 16, 2004 @ 9:53 am
  10. Only problem with strips is that the flavor dissapears quicker than compared to actual mints.

    Though I’m not sure about those altoid strips… still scared to put like 5 at the same time in mouth (last time I had so much tears!)

    Comment by Teja on September 16, 2004 @ 1:47 pm

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