Food of the Eighties, Velamints
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Square-ish mints with flavor crystals.
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jane - September 25, 2007 - Report this comment
my aunt always kept a tin of these in her fantastic purses of wonder. She always offered me one, I always accepted. It always tasted like poop. "the grown-up chocolate mint"
Rachel - April 14, 2008 - Report this comment
My grandmother loved these - what an awesome memory
P. - May 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Do you know where one could still purchase Velamints?
sbd - November 15, 2008 - Report this comment
nice taste, shame about the after-effect though.
Mister Mooser - November 22, 2008 - Report this comment has their own version called Re Vela chocolate mints.§ion=96&id=12667 "Re Vela Chocolate Mints A recreation of the classic velamint. If some of you remember Velamints, you will recall a smooth and rich chocolate mint taste. We searched long and hard for the sugar free Velamint recipe and found the original creators of Velamints who shared their recipe with us. The Velamints that used to be sold on this web site came in 12 tins which equaled approx 1 pound. We now sell Re Vela sugar free mints in 1 pound bags for a lower price than we previously sold Velamints."
Tooth fairy - December 08, 2008 - Report this comment
My dentist still recommends them for people with dry mouth.
susan - June 02, 2009 - Report this comment
BEWARE OF THE VELAMINT. Not sure how organic they are but don't eat a whole role at a time. You'll spend the day in the bathroom but great for movement.
PhlacPigger - July 06, 2009 - Report this comment
My favorite Velamint memory is that Joe Public song where, if you listen carefully, someone quite forcefully exclaims "Velamints taste good!".
RJ - July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember my dad having Velamints, weren't they square-shaped candies?
john d - August 14, 2009 - Report this comment
my grandma used to give me these circa 1984-1986ish they were awful
Butterflie927 - November 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved the Wintergreen. The Vanilla and Chocolate Mints are great, too.
SZA - November 25, 2009 - Report this comment
My mom always had these in her purse. She would give me one whenever we had to wait in a long line somewhere or if I'd been good at teh supermarket. It seemed like a big treat! I loved the shape more than the taste, the way they rested on your tongue.
Mike - March 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I once had these at my local barber shop. I was a good patient and got some as a treat. I then exploded and died due to the god awful taste.
Kathy - October 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Velamints Wintergreen was great it was a cool refreshing filling in your mouth
beatrice - November 02, 2010 - Report this comment
i feel sick i ate almost a whole tin can thing of velamints and now i feel sick..... what should i do
Angela - January 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm in total agreement with SZA, I loved the shape and texture of Velamints but the taste wasn't so fabulous, it was just ok. They seem to be an older folks thing, my elderly aunt or grandmother always had them and I see others posting the same!
Alli - January 06, 2011 - Report this comment
My dad used to eat them. I had some and liked the shape and that the middle would get a hole in it first and I could stick my tongue through. I also remember a commercial for it. There was a man sanding a boat and the background music was "Makes your mouth come alive!" "Alive, alive, alive" (echos). What does boat sanding have to do with mints? I have no recollection about his putting it to water. Maybe that's where he "came alive"? I dunno.
A - January 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I had the Scottish region sales agency for Velamints. At the time it was the only sugar free mint on the market. Great memories.....
Lou - February 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I've only ever had one pack of chocolate ones and it was the day before I was going to be godmother for my nephew. I ate the whole pack, one after the other, not realising the consequences. Was very ill!!! They were nice though.
john isrre - March 22, 2011 - Report this comment
Mike D - July 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh god!! I was enjoying a Christmas party and I had a Velamint, needless to say, I grew twice the size and bumped my head and had to go to the hospital...Merry Christmas my ass!!!
Buster - July 16, 2011 - Report this comment
I like Velamints they taste great, I just hate how my teachers use them in math class to teach me algebra. I also hear that eating these prevents mustaches, is this true? Godspeed
Chum Lee - July 18, 2011 - Report this comment
As a young child our Grandparents use to have Velamints around the farm house. We thought they were like alKa seltzer and were very disappointed when we threw them in the toilet and did not fizz. So we then tried a handful of them and were rushed to the hospital for mintitis and spent the summer in isolation. This candy is for the birds!
kristy - January 07, 2012 - Report this comment
my grandma would always give us these and freshen up gum. Yum:)
Amanda - January 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I swear I saw a package of chocolate mint Velamints near the checkout at Target the other day....
lady - January 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Randy - September 09, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember eating those things in the 90's. In particular, the chocolate ones, from a cellophane-covered paper and foil roll. If I ate the whole roll in a day's time, the sorbitol it was sweetened with would have its way with my...let's just say...very worn toilet seat!
Eddie - September 17, 2013 - Report this comment
They gave you dreadful wind. We used to sing the advert "Velamints make you pump all day".
AJ - October 11, 2013 - Report this comment
I am too lazy to go back upstairs and get the exact name, but the new Crest mouthwash I just bought tastes exactly like Wintergreen Velamints.
Billi Jo - February 28, 2014 - Report this comment
Can u still buy them?
sully - August 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I used them in the 80's as a substitute for cigarettes when giving them up - for about a year. I gained about 30 pounds and could not understand it until I realized 'sugar-free' did NOT mean low calorie! Was just learning to read the labels. I was sorta hooked on them!
Katie - September 18, 2014 - Report this comment
My grandmother used to give me Velamints to keep me quiet in Church when I was little.
Simone - December 18, 2014 - Report this comment
I still remember the jingle. "New Velamints took the sugar out, you can really taste the mint! So fresh, they take your breath away, cool, refreshing Velamints!" I still remember the jingle.
GP - June 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Velamints took the salt water taste the way when snorkeling, and they worked! That's all I can remember about them from the 80s.
Bryan - June 21, 2015 - Report this comment
Back in the day me and my brothers used to slam down a pack velamints then shat our pants,ah the memories
Angelique - July 19, 2015 - Report this comment
Just bought a pack of chocolate velamints at Dollar Tree last week (7-2015). Just as good as I remember!
Angie - August 30, 2015 - Report this comment
Sorbitol was originally marketed as a laxative. It isn't the only sugar substitute that will do the same thing. Also, sugar-free doesn't mean noncaloric but much better than the calories in a regular mint with sugar. If you gained 30 lbs in a year, I would have to say it wasn't the mints you were consuming. You would have to have eaten a ton of them each day and that would have resulted in a very "free" bowel. That would probably result in a 30 lb loss. Maybe you were eating a lot more than Velamints ;)
Maryann - September 25, 2015 - Report this comment
Loved the originals. Would love it if I could still buy them and if I could someone plz tell me :)
amy - December 22, 2015 - Report this comment
Just found them at the Dollar General. Got them for my mom as a christmas stocking gift. I used to search through all her purses in the early 80's until I found them. (I was 3). Great Nostalgia.
Amy - January 06, 2016 - Report this comment
World Market carries them
Velamints - January 26, 2016 - Report this comment
Find us on Amazon if you cannot find us in stores. The Fresh and Expression line are sweetened with Stevia, while the Classic line is based on our old recipes. So there is something for everyone of you.
Tracy - March 15, 2016 - Report this comment
Just found some blood orange flavored velamints at Trader Joes!!!! They are delicious!
Tom - April 05, 2016 - Report this comment
Before retiring in 2003, I worked in lower Manhattan and Union Sq for 35 years. I bought Velamints in packs of three or singles whenever and wherever! If I found a candy store or street merchant that had them I bought every pack they had. I received a care package from my twin sister in Florida who 'found' them at crackle barrel! Oh happy days!
Jake - October 25, 2016 - Report this comment
I never buy Velamints because they contain Aspartame folks and it has been proven to be a very toxic chemicsl sweetener. Why don't they use Maple Syrup? they also add FDC Blue.
Mike D - May 01, 2017 - Report this comment
I once opened a tin of Velamints. Like the plague these bugs came out of the woodwork and ruined our picnic. Velamints are such a buzzkill...
The Hanging Cloud - July 28, 2017 - Report this comment
My brother and I used to eat them and decorate the air with some serious gas after-effects!
Tom H. - August 04, 2017 - Report this comment
When my grandfather quit smoking he would suck on these instead. I mostly remember a licorice flavored one he especially liked.
Mar - May 09, 2018 - Report this comment
The artificial sweetener used in these Velamints (Sorbitol) had something of a laxative effect. Have more than two or three of them, and earth-shattering diarrhea would inevitably follow.
Dana - January 04, 2019 - Report this comment
Can anyone find chocolate velamints anywhere (without stevia, the ORIGINAL)????? I would KILL for a pack of these. I'm asking in 2019!
Kim - September 03, 2019 - Report this comment
Hi there - You can purchase the chocolate mint Velamints at . They are $3.50 a tin plus shipping.
MF Doom - November 19, 2019 - Report this comment
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