Mentos is an international brand of mints available in more than 130 countries worldwide. Mentos produce a wide range of products that include gum, mints, and chewy mints to help you “Stay Fresh!” all day long.
First produced in the Netherlands in 1948, Mentos are now available in almost every grocery store and gas station the world over.
Though in recent years, these minty treats have also become rather notorious for their use in “Mentos Coke Rockets“… But let’s stick to finding out whether we Coeliacs can eat them.
Are Mentos Gluten-Free?
The Answer is: YES*
*According to the Mentos website FAQ section, all flavors of Mentos Candies and Gum do not contain gluten. However, it’s worth noting that wheat-derived glucose syrup is used as an ingredient.
Do avoid the Spearmint Gum and Mentos Choco which may contain gluten. Mentos recommend you take a look at the back of each Mentos pack, before purchase.
You can see a full list of all the Mentos products here: https://www.mentos.com/products
Mint flavored Mentos – sugar, wheat glucose syrup, hydrogenated coconut oil, rice starch, natural flavors, gum arabic, sucrose esters of fatty acids, gellan gum, carnauba wax, and beeswax.
Fruit-flavored Mentos – sugar, wheat glucose syrup, hydrogenated coconut oil, citric acid, fruit juices from concentrate (strawberry, orange, lemon) (1%), rice starch, gum arabic, natural flavors, sucrose esters of fatty acids, gellan gum, carnauba wax, colors (beta-carotene, beetroot red), and beeswax.
For Nutritional Facts on each product click here
For more information on Mentos and all their products make, check out their website here: https://www.cadbury.co.uk