There’s money in Menthol

Cool, Clean Feeling Menthol is the most important flavoring chemical. Without menthol it would be difficult to get that cool clean feeling when we brush our teeth or chew gum. Cough syrups and drops wouldn't cool the throat and open nasal passages. World Wide Production of Menthol In 2007, it was estimated that production of menthol was in excess of 19,000 metric tons.  Because of it's importance, there is a huge demand for this flavor chemical. It is a natural material and therefore subject to price fluctuations as a result of envrionmental conditions. Natural Menthol Naturally, peppermint oil (Mentha piperita) contains approximately 35-45% menthol and corn mint oil (Mentha arvensis) contains 65-75% menthol. Mentha arvensis is largely … [Read more...]

Ice Breakers Duo Fruit+Cool, raspberry & strawberry flavors review

When a hot sensation, like pepper extract, is combined with a cool sensation, like menthol,there can be a tingly effect in the mouth and throat. The new Ice Breakers Duo fruit +cool raspberry is very tingling in the mouth. It is a fun & mouth clearing sensation for the mouth. Ice Breakers new Duo fruit+cool sugar-free mints are all about sensation. 1) texture: a rough fruit side & smooth cool side 2) acids for sour effect 3) cooling & heating sensation for lingering tingle in the throat 4) berry flavor for sweetness 5) Visual: bright colors and "specs" for added freshness apeal My mouth is refreshed and clean after having these mints.  A blogger Mmm...Deliciousness … [Read more...]

Trident Splashing Fruit review

It's pretty good My eight year old told me, "actually this gum is pretty good" and that basically sums it up. Trident Splashing Fruit is a yellow gum with red flavor crystals and the aroma is much like fruit punch, wonderfully citrusy up front with hints of fruity notes underneath. The first taste impression I got of this gum was sweet. As I chewed, it got tangy and cool (not minty). The syrupy sweetness lingered for several minutes. This is a very sweet gum and it is no wonder my eight year old likes this gum. My impression of the flavor is that it is a mango flavor, very creamy, sweet and tropical.  I am amazed at  how long the flavor lasts and how the sweetness caries through. There is a coolness in the gum that tingles in my … [Read more...]