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
CandyDirect.com has their own version called Re Vela chocolate mints. http://www.candydirect.com/Store/Detail.aspx?category=2218§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
Yeah!
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
bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbooooooooooooooooooooo
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.

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