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Truth in Tic Tacs?

By Brian | October 26, 2007 | Share on Facebook

This morning on the way to work, I stopped by a newsstand and bought a box of Tic Tacs. Yeah, I know…I’m just not a big Altoid fan, OK? Anyway, to make matters worse, all they had was orange flavored. So I take my orange Tic Tacs, walk away from the newsstand and open the box to eat a couple. Check this out:

The Tic Tacs are white. The box they’re sold in is semi-transparent orange, and the Tic Tacs themselves are white. Now granted, they still taste like orange (or at least as orange as orange-flavored Tic Tacs are supposed to taste), but they’ve obviously been packaged to suggest that they’re actually orange in color as well. In fact, come to think of it, didn’t they used to be orange in color?

Anyway, it doesn’t really matter, but I felt a little duped, so I figured I’d share it with all of you. If just one Tic Tac purchaser is forewarned, I’ve done my duty to society…

Topics: Random Acts of Blogging | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Truth in Tic Tacs?”

  1. Jeff Porten says at October 27th, 2007 at 4:31 am :
    Actually, I distinctly recall that there were Tic Tacs back in the day that were, at best, faintly colored. That being said, this is quite probably the first time in my life that it’s occupied any of my conscious attention….

    It’s a good thing Brian wasn’t blogging when they came out with Crystal Pepsi….

  2. Jason says at October 27th, 2007 at 12:54 pm :
    How very odd… orange-flavored Tic Tacs did indeed used to be orange colored. A cost saving measure, perhaps? Or did they discover that Orange Dye # whatever was carcinogenic?

    Dammit, Greenberg, now I’m going to stay up half the night googling around trying to get to the bottom of this…

  3. Brian says at October 27th, 2007 at 12:59 pm :
    Happy to oblige, Jason.

    Of course, you’ll post the results of your research here, I hope?

    I’ll hold off eating any more orange Tic Tacs until I hear back… ;-)