going to have a hard time writing this review because of the
fond memories I have of Tic Tacs. I've been eating Tic Tacs
for as long as I can remember, and it has imprinted itself on
my memory. All of the memories I have of this candy are fond,
from ridding my bike while dumping whole packages of these into
my mouth, to using the package as storage boxes for my G.I.Joe's
weapons. The minute I bite into a Tic Tac the flavour floods
my mind with fond childhood memories.
This makes doing
an honest review of these pretty difficult. To start off I can
say that the only Tic Tac flavour that I’ve ever liked
was the orange. I can tolerate the mint flavours, but orange
is the only flavour that I will ever buy. The other problem
I have with these is the method to which I enjoy eating them.
I like to take down at least a quarter of the package in one
gulp, if not more. This way my mouth is flooded with orange
flavour. I also like chewing my Tic Tacs as well, there's something
about that burst of flavour you get when you bite into a mouthful
of orange Tic Tacs that just puts a smile on my face.
In an attempt to
be fair, I decided that I would try and eat just one Tic Tac,
and instead of biting it, I sucked it. I figure that if I eat
one of these the way you're supposed to eat them, maybe I'll
get a clear picture as to weather or not these are actually
a good candy or just a fond memory. Honestly, when you suck
just one Tic Tac, the flavour is pretty weak. I know that Tic
Tacs advertise themselves as being a "mint" candy,
but the flavour is so weak when you eat just one that I'm thinking
it's not going to do anything for your breath.
The other thing I’ve
noticed about these when I actually suppressed my memories and
try to eat them without a bias is that the orange Tic Tacs have
a slight minty aftertaste. It's a little strange, but it doesn't
over power the orange, so it's not that bad.
I love orange Tic
Tacs, and the numbers in this review are going to reflect that.
But keep in mind that if you want to truly enjoy these candies
you have to eat at least a quarter of the pack, and crunch them.
It also doesn’t hurt to have many fond childhood memories
to go with it.