Do you want to know what company and manufacturer are behind the mint-flavored classic that is Mentos? Well, you’ve come to the right place. This is who we can all thank!
So, who makes Mentos? Mentos are made by Perfetti Van Melle – an Italian-Dutch multinational company of confectionery and gum. Perfetti Van Melle is the third-largest confectionery manufacturer in the world.
Mentos are actually a truly historic candy.
In fact, the concept initially came to fruition on a train in 1932 – where brothers Michael and Pierre van Melle discussed their vision to create a peppermint flavored caramel candy to be called Mentos.
Since then, these mint-based treats have been sold and shipped to every corner of the globe.
And a number of Mentos varieties and flavors have also come to market.
One thing to note here is that Mentos was initially a product of the company Van Melle (a Dutch company).
In 2001, Van Melle merged with Italian company Perfetti to create ‘Perfetti Van Melle’.
Since then, Mentos has established itself as one of the most widely sold confectionaries in the world.
Other Candy Made By Perfetti Van Melle
Just some of the most popular brands manufactured by Perfetti Van Melle, include:
- Big Babol
- Center Fresh
- Center Shock
- Chupa Chups
- Filly Folly
Who is Mentos owned by?
Mentos is owned by Perfetti Van Melle.
Where is Mentos manufactured?
Mentos are manufactured worldwide in factories based in Italy, the Netherlands, China, Russia, USA, and Turkey.
Are Mentos available in the UK?
Mentos are available in the UK. You can purchase them at most large retailers and some independent stores. There are currently 9 varieties for purchase including – Mint, Fruit, Spearmint, Strawberry Mix, Sour, Rainbow, Tutti Frutti, Choco & Caramel, and Choco & Mint.
Are Mentos Canadian?
Mentos are not Canadian; they are Dutch-Italian.
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