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Like crack for your mouth! Throw your Altoids and TicTacs away! CoolMint Listerine PocketPaks are little strips of breath-freshening goodness that don't just mask bad-smelling mouth germs--they kill the little buggers. Makes other breath mints seem like candy. Anybody else try them yet? As a reformed Altoids abuser, I can safely say I'm addicted.
posted by dogmatic (42 comments total)

 
On second thought, what does this thread say about me as a person?
posted by dogmatic at 2:05 PM on October 17, 2001


It says you have stock in Listerine.
posted by ethmar at 2:09 PM on October 17, 2001


It says you linked to the Altoids and TicTacs sites, but not directly to the Cool Mint Listerine PocketPaks™ site.

It also says that you enjoy putting new and exciting things in your mouth. You're cutting edge, I mean.
posted by barkingmoose at 2:11 PM on October 17, 2001


Matt, watch out, your blog is turning the corner into Slashdot territory with this kind of front page junk.
posted by HoldenCaulfield at 2:14 PM on October 17, 2001


Also with the in-thread sniping.

(I, personally, am addicted to Certs Cool Mint Drops. That's just because I've got "Certs Confidence", though, whatever that means.)
posted by Sapphireblue at 2:19 PM on October 17, 2001


I like this link.
posted by corpse at 2:19 PM on October 17, 2001


I tried them a few weeks ago and have to say they are the best breath mint thingies ever. They melt in your mouth in a really weird way, it's hard to describe the appeal but these things are great
posted by cell divide at 2:19 PM on October 17, 2001


I tried them a few weeks ago and have to say they are the best breath mint thingies ever. They melt in your mouth in a really weird way, it's hard to describe the appeal but these things are great
posted by cell divide at 2:19 PM on October 17, 2001


MetaMarketing, anyone?
posted by nobody_knose at 2:23 PM on October 17, 2001


I second that. I had them in Canada and bought 8 packs to bring home. They are outf--kingstanding.
posted by jdc at 2:23 PM on October 17, 2001




I tried scotch some years ago before goingoff to wrok, at lunch, and on the way home. It kills bacteria and leaves a different smell...but it works just as well.
posted by Postroad at 2:23 PM on October 17, 2001


These sound nifty....
posted by Darke at 2:26 PM on October 17, 2001


Are these like the Japanese "Nisho" candy? (The little grape or peach flavored gelatin-based candy strips) If so, I could get *so* addicted...
posted by antimony at 2:26 PM on October 17, 2001


Anil slipped one in my mouth at the last SXSW. It was cool and refreshing. I had never had anything like it before... or since.

I have thought about those things a lot, but I can't seem to find a place in Long Beach where I could get some.


What?


posted by perplexed at 2:28 PM on October 17, 2001


I buy a display case of Penguin Cinnamons every time I'm in the US, and give boxes as presents to geek friends. I like cinnamon, I like caffeine, and you can't get anything similar in the UK.
posted by holgate at 2:39 PM on October 17, 2001


You weren't supposed to tell anyone. It was our little secret. Similar mints have been used at promos for lots of trade shows, usually under the name "Cello-mints".(evoking cellophane and, well, mints.)

If you do it right, you can stick your lips together pretty well.
posted by anildash at 2:45 PM on October 17, 2001


Anil slipped one in my mouth at the last SXSW.

My goodness...
posted by spilon at 2:48 PM on October 17, 2001


So, do these things have the same alternate uses that make Altoids so refreshing?
posted by willnot at 3:04 PM on October 17, 2001


I'm on my way to the store...I really *do* love America.
posted by anathema at 3:10 PM on October 17, 2001


Those things give you a nice big initial burst of minty freshness, to be sure ... but right after, they taste like Listerine. Yuck.
posted by chuq at 3:22 PM on October 17, 2001


You know how when you take some Elmers white glue, and squeeze a whole lot out into a bowl? And then, like half an hour later there's a pudding skin-ish gooey semi-dried up layer on top? Well, take some of that, add some listerine, and voila! Instant CoolMint Listerine PocketPaks.
posted by skwm at 4:18 PM on October 17, 2001


They are a bit too gooey.. ya can't have a dry mouth, or else you'll be stuck with this sticky, gluey (yep, skwm, that's exactly what it's like! :), listerine-ey stuff all over the roof of your mouth and your teeth... other than that, I love them.

I once had this recipe for Listerine pancakes . . .

(did i just say that? oh my . . . )
posted by po at 4:55 PM on October 17, 2001


...MeFi will resume after these messages...
posted by normy at 5:00 PM on October 17, 2001


I found them incredibly expensive, but appealing.

I kind of wonder what they feel like on skin.
posted by Succa at 5:42 PM on October 17, 2001


I can't believe I just said that.
posted by Succa at 5:42 PM on October 17, 2001


We are now at war. At war with bad breath!
posted by fuq at 5:48 PM on October 17, 2001


Of course all these mints actually exacerbate bad breath because they focus on making you feel like you have fresh breath by using ingredients that create perfect bacterial breading grounds. Next we will discuss dandruff shampoo's and anti-perspirant (now that is vital that they not leave any powdery residue!).
posted by srboisvert at 6:03 PM on October 17, 2001


if it kills the "bad" germs, it must kill the "good" germs too. the flora and fauna naturally present in your mouth serve many and varied purposes, including naturally freshening your breath. i dare say that if you have bad breath, the remedy lies in your stomach contents, and not your mouth (unless you have a mouth and/or tongue with chunks of rotting matter.) yikes.
posted by Counselco at 6:19 PM on October 17, 2001


...MeFi will resume after these messages...

Yeah, I almost forgot. I should have made this post about the WTC, or maybe anthrax, or the war. Because, you know, we don't have enough news links on the front page already.
posted by dogmatic at 6:23 PM on October 17, 2001


I really like the new Certs CiproMints.
posted by Dean King at 7:14 PM on October 17, 2001


Wintergreen Certs.
posted by bjgeiger at 7:18 PM on October 17, 2001


But do they spark in the dark?
posted by shoepal at 8:01 PM on October 17, 2001


Wow, it amazes me that in every single discussion there is someone who is so much better than all of us. HoldenCaulfield and normy, doesn't it just get tiring being so awesome and deep all the time? Thanks for reminding us how superior you are, and how thinking anything but DEEP thoughts is so yesterday. If you're so above it, why are you taking the time to comment?
Thank you for the post, dogmatic, it was refreshing.
posted by babydoll at 9:43 PM on October 17, 2001


refreshing! how punny!

thanks for the laugh, babydoll.
posted by bwg at 11:56 PM on October 17, 2001


Everyone's talking about how they're addicted to Altoids, right... but Altoids were (or are) owned by Philip Morris, the tobacco company. Do you see where I'm headed with this? Someone needs to expose these Nic-O-Mints now!
posted by skylar at 12:52 AM on October 18, 2001


The really strange thing about those CoolMint Listerine PocketPaks is the way they melt in your mouth EXACTLY like edible underwear. And I mean exactly. I once ate a Coolmint strip and a pair of mint panties in the same sitting. There was very little difference.
posted by Newbornstranger at 12:57 AM on October 18, 2001


Postroad, you're my kind of guy.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:11 AM on October 18, 2001


wow. I saw a Canadian guy, Mike from Dotaku (the guys who built the v.cool 120seconds.com), pop one of those mints into his mouth in London last year (after a nice sausage and mash at S&M in Ladbroke Grove, fact fans) and I thought that he was *from the future*! Of course, it helped that he was wearing a silver jacket...

I'm off to Boots (the chemist) to see if they have some at lunchtime. I want in on this cybermint bandwagon!
posted by rikabel at 2:39 AM on October 18, 2001


I once ate a Coolmint strip and a pair of mint panties in the same sitting.

The panties first, presumably.

Otherwise, thank you, no, I can live without further detail.
posted by Grangousier at 4:28 AM on October 18, 2001


cinnamon tick-tack, just the one.
in the future we will be eating chocolate to prevent tooth decay!
posted by asok at 5:47 AM on October 18, 2001


but has anyone played the pocketpacks flash game? it's kind of like space invaders, except there's these little yellow lorax-y looking invaders with sperm tails.
posted by gassire at 11:07 AM on October 18, 2001


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