Think Pink

Get ready, folks. With Easter around the corner, the internets are abuzz with opinions on egg-shaped confections. Whether they’re plastic prize eggs filled with jelly beans or foil-wrapped Cadbury cream eggs, this is the season for ingesting far too much oval candy.

But before we get into the nitty gritty discussion of which Cadbury is the best (cream, duh), it’s been suggested that a new, rare and highly valued candy join the pastel ranks left by that weird clucking rabbit. A friend yesterday described pink grapefruit Mentos as “the perfect blend of sweet and tart,” and we concluded that with their pink color, minimal mess and apparently sophisticated flavor, they might be the perfect plastic-egg-stuffer for grown-ups.

But where to get these elusive treats? Our friend said they were purchased by chance from some corner store in Brooklyn, never to be seen there again. According to the Mentos website, “flavors of the world” include grape, mint and strawberry. But they’re holding out on us.

An August, 2007 post on the Candy Blog documented the grapefruit flavor as part of a citrus assortment sold in the Phillipines, but there is little information currently online about where to find these candies in the here and now. If you have information, it would be welcome here. In the meantime, keep your eye out for these pink wonders and stock up if you find them. They don’t stick around very long.

Mentos Plus Citrus Mix
[Candy Blog]
Flavors Of The World [Mentos Official Site]
Photo credit: The Candy Blog

Think Pink