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Listerine Cool Mint Pocket Paks Breath Strips

Reviewing: Listerine Cool Mint Pocket Paks Breath Strips  |  Rating:
derwood By derwood on
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I love minty things. It's very rare that you'll find me without a roll of mints nearby. However, I've found that many of the breath mints out there are nothing more than glorified candy, and contain a large amount of sugar. When I want a mint, I just want something that will freshen my breath and nothing more. Enter Listerine's Cool Mint PocketPaks breath strips.

Now, I have to say, that the very first time I tried these things, I nearly gagged. I was given one as a surprise and told to just place it on my tongue. I did that and closed my mouth, and the thing promptly adhered itself to the roof of my mouth. I was not expecting that, and it freaked me out. I didn't know what the thing was, or why it stuck itself to the top of my mouth, but I did know that it it had a very strong minty flavor.

Once I was over the initial panic and allowed the breath strip to dissolve, I really enjoyed it. It was far more powerful than a normal candy-type mint, and there was no chewing or crunching involved. In addition, the plastic package was very small and convenient, and was much easier to tuck into a pocket than a large roll of mint candies.

A couple of notes, though, if you leave these in a hot, humid area such as inside your car, the individual strips may have a tendency to stick together. Also, if you leave these in your pocket and run them through a wash cycle, the breath strips will completely dissappear.

All in all, once I was over the shock of my first encounter with these, I've become a very big fan of them, and I use them on a regular basis.