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These Breath Mints Will Help Annihilate Your Bad Breath!


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Everyone knows how a case of bad breath can ruin your day. Of course, brushing your teeth is a good start, but how do you keep your breath fresh all day long? Breath mints are a popular option – in fact 127.6 million Americans used breath mints, sprays and strips in 2020 alone.

Perhaps it was during the pandemic, where we all noticed how bad our breath can actually get. Some would call it “mask breath” which is the result of a combination of not drinking enough water, and being able to instantly smell your breath because your nose and mouth were stuck together under the mask.

At any rate, the global market for breath mints is expected to grow to $8.527 billion by 2027, up from $5.77 billion in 2020. So, it seems like people really have a vested interest in keeping their breath smelling minty fresh!

How long have humans attempted to freshen their breath?

Breath fresheners have been used in human civilization for thousands of years. Historically, dental hygiene wasn’t always a priority throughout the ages, but people would undeniably come to realize that their breath stinks from time to time. With an abundance of fresh-smelling plants and herbs like mint leaves, cinnamon, cardamom, parsley, fennel, violet, and myrrh, ancient people tried all sorts of things to get rid of their stinky breath.

According to Smithsonian Magazine, the ancient Egyptians created a concoction of honey, cinnamon, frankincense and myrrh that was boiled down into little pellets that could either be chewed or sucked on for a mouth that felt (and smelled) clean.

Different civilizations had their own approaches to combating their bad breath. In 1498, the Chinese invented the first bristle toothbrushes that used the coarse, stiff hairs found on the necks of pigs. Even Babylonians attempted brushing their teeth with twigs over 5,000 years ago.

Altoids are well-known for creating the very first, modern breath mint as we know them today. That was all the way back in 1781. Interestingly, these peppermint oil lozenges weren’t invented to freshen people’s breath, rather they were intended to be used as a digestive aid. It wasn’t until the early 1900’s that they would become known for what they were best at: giving you minty-fresh breath!

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Luckily for you, a lot of the groundwork, research and development has already been completed by way of the breath mint. These days, mints are the go-to solution for a quick freshening up of your breath and there are a lot of different products to choose from when you’re battling bad breath or, halitosis.

Whether you’re giving a presentation at the office, or going out on a first date, you’ll want your breath to smell as pleasant as possible! And as the old adage goes: “if someone offers you a breath mint, you should accept it”.

These delicious breath mints will help get rid of your bad breath!

Life Savers Pep-O-Mint

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The original flavor of Life Savers are still going strong since their invention in 1912. Life Savers Pep-O-Mint were an instant hit with consumers, and their early marketing strategy has singlehandedly changed the way candy is marketed in the United States to this day.

Their display boxes would be placed next to the cash registers at stores and restaurants to persuade people to complete an impulse buy. Their slogan “Still Only 5 Cents” encouraged people who received a nickel in their change to buy the tiny mints shaped like aquatic life preservers. This worked exceptionally well, and to this day Live Savers are still some of the best-selling mints around!

In 1978, the company introduced their first sugar-free mints: Breath Savers. These after dinner mints are created with alkaline salt, which neutralizes the production of acid in the mouth, thus promoting good oral hygiene.

Tic Tac Freshmints

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One of the two original flavors of Tic Tac, Freshmints were introduced in 1969 alongside their orange flavored counterparts to massive market success. This product introduced the resealable flip-top box as a fun and convenient way to carry with you the potential for fresh breath anytime, anywhere.

Starlight Peppermint Discs

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Yet another iconic mint that has withstood the test of time are the classic Starlight Peppermint Discs. You probably remember getting these dinner mints from your favorite restaurant when they brought out the check at the end of your meal. (I’m looking at you 1990’s Pizza Hut!) These have also been a staple in holiday candy dishes for well over a century, probably even longer.

The history of these candy cane-like mint discs is somewhat of a mystery, with one site explaining that they’ve been around for so long that no one actually knows who invented them. Regardless of how, or who first created these sweet classic mints, you can buy wholesale, individually wrapped starlight mints in bulk quantities from our website, here.

C. Howard’s Violet Mints

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These confectionary mints pack a distinct floral flavor! C. Howard’s Violet Mints are a unique candy experience that dates all the way back to 1934 when they were invented in a New York City industrial loft and sold on the streets of Manhattan by their inventor, Charles Howard. While the cinnamon, clove and violet flavor hasn’t changed much since the olden days, these mints are so unique that their popularity has remained everlasting!


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Mentos may be best known in the internet age as the thing that makes bottles of Diet Coke violently explode. 90’s kids would most certainly remember “The Freshmaker” campaign that launched countless, memorable ads that ran endlessly across MTV, Nickelodeon and your favorite Saturday morning cartoons. Here’s one just to re-“fresh” your memory:

Yes, they had car phones in 1992… These ads were wildly-popular and the campaign really helped solidify Mentos as a household name in the North American market. These chewy mints are available in a number of different flavors, including: cinnamon, mixed fruits, green apple, strawberry and rainbow flavors.

Reed’s Peppermint All-Natural Mints

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Reed’s Peppermint are made the old-fashioned way, since 1893. These mint hard candies are made with all-natural ingredients like real oil of peppermint, sugar, glucose syrup, butter, salt and nothing else! These individually-wrapped hard candies are time-tested and proven to put a little pep in your step and some fresh in your breath!

Clawhammer Organic Mints: Hot Cinnamon

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Big Sky Brands recently introduced Clawhammer Hot Cinnamon Organic Mints and let us tell you, they’re pretty amazing! These high-quality, premium mints will satisfy your tastebuds with only pure, natural ingredients like organic cane sugar, natural cinnamon oil and an organic rice extract blend. These offer intense breath freshening without any harsh chemicals or artificial sweeteners.

Golden Girls Stay Golden Mints

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There’s no better way to say “thank you for being a friend” than with a tin of the Golden Girls Stay Golden Mints! These mints are shaped like little pieces of cheesecake, because a little bit of cheesecake really can solve most of life’s problems. Each tin features one of the classic 80’s sitcom characters: Blanche, Dorothy, Sophia and Rose. (We miss you, Betty White!) These are the perfect novelty candy for just about any occasion!

Redstone Foods is a well-known innovator in the candy industry, offering more than 7,000 confection and gourmet food items as well as 500 unique glass bottle craft sodas in our current lineup. Every week, new products are added to our inventory, so you can be sure that you’ll be able to find what your customers are looking for.

Since 1966, the third generation, family-owned Redstone Foods has been putting smiles on people's faces all over the world. We would adore the chance to assist you with all of your wholesale confectionery needs.

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