Powder-Filled Gel "Pac" Mints Mistaken for Drugs by Narcos

Powder-Filled Gel "Pac" Mints Mistaken for Drugs by Narcos: "icebreakerspac.jpg The new 'Ice Breakers Pacs' candy from Hershey have freaked out narcotics officers in Philadelphia because of their resemblance to bags of powered drugs. The candy, which is a gritty sugar sealed inside a gel bag that dissolves in your mouth, looks an awful lot like a little baggie of cocaine or heroin."

(Via Boing Boing Gadgets.)

Yeah, right, kid. "Mints," huh? Next you're going to say that t-shirt isn't a bomb. You're going to spend a long time in jail. Was it this difficult for previous generations of law enforcement to keep up with changes in technology. I suppose it was. Anyways, for the conclusion - Ice Breackers Pacs: They may not be great mints, but you'll be cool like a heroin user. Alternately - Ice Breakers Pacs: Stickin' it to the man.

Dark Chocolate Dipped Altoids

Chocolate AltoidsI believe I've mentioned my affinity for mints in the Metromint story, so it should come as no surprise that I'd mention this. Make Magazine's blog reports that Altoids are releasing a new set of ginger, cinnamon, and (of course) peppermint flavored candies, but this time dipped in dark chocolate. Curiously Strong Chocolates. Unfortunately, they won't be available for a few months, unless you win an eBay auction to benefit the American Red Cross. Were it not for the charitable component, I think that even Dark Chocolate Covered Altoids would not be worth the (as of posting) $172.51 highest bid, even for the three tins. Still, if you enjoy helping people, chocolate, peppermint, and the knowledge that you would be one of the few people in the world who knows the tastiness of this treat, then it's likely worthwhile to start bidding.

Metromint Peppermint Water

Peppermint WaterI ran across Metromint Peppermint Water at the store today, and as I am a mint whore, I had to get it. It's zero calorie, and the only thing that's been added is the peppermint. So no extra vitamins, no sugar, nothing that is so popular in the enhanced "waters" of the day. As you can see, the design of the bottle is fairly attractive. They also have a spearmint water, but I didn't try it. I did drink the peppermint water, though, and it tastes exactly like when you drink water while you're chewing peppermint gum. I can't say I'll ever buy it again, but it was an interesting experience. Probably less expensive to chew a piece of gum and drink a glass of tap water, I suspect.