In our search for the very best snacks from around the world we are heading to China! Initially we thought we’ve uncovered a fun and playful mint from China but after our preliminary research for this snack review, we quickly learned, like many things made in China, this snack actually is produced by an American company. So this week we are taking our international snack blog back home to the United States.
Our international-ish snack is a banana flavored mint licensed by Boston America CORP. The company specializes in creating high-quality impulse items that from first sight entice potential buyers to purchase them immediately. Well, we have to say they are doing a very fine job, and that is why we are reviewing an American-Chinese mint!
Although Boston American CORP makes a wide range of unique and playful snack items I chose the Paul Frank Banana Mints because another love of mine (other than international snacks) is collecting fine art. I hate to omit that my only interaction with Paul Frank’s company previous to inquiring the banana mints was researching an artist name Shag that I am a fan of. Both artists have a similar style and have worked together on occasion. As I write this snack review I can already tell I will be learning more about Paul Frank in the very near future. For the purposes of this article, he is world famous and has a large international following. Now let’s take a look at the Paul Frank Banana Mints by Boston American CORP.
As an impulse item it goes without saying, the packaging is over the top and very eye catching. The tin is a shinny light blue and there is monkey in the center names Julius, who apparently has almost as large of a following as Paul Frank himself. The tin fits in the palm of your hand and contains a ton of mini banana styled mints. Now we know how the Paul Frank Banana Mints look, lets see how they taste!
If you had to guess, what do you think this snack tastes like? You are right, BANANAS! Other than the sexy packaging this treat is pretty straightforward. They remind me of the mixed fruit hard snacks that used to be sold (and may still be) in quarter vending machines in building lobbies and other random places. They are hard and sweet, but take a minute for the full impact to get in. My test panel today consisted of myself and our 10 year old Director of Taste, and we both really enjoy them. Our only debate is do you suck them and let the flavor build, or just chew through the crunch.
Will World of Snacks carry Paul Frank Banana Mints in our upcoming launch of our international snack store? Well, we may. I imagine we will host a page of collectable candy tins and this one will need to be included. We are not sure if it will be a full time inventoried item or something brought in on occasion or for promotional purposes. We hope you enjoyed our review of these fun and tasty Paul Frank Mints. If you haven’t submitted your e-mail yet to get our store announcement and coupons be sure to do so now! Where in the world are we heading next? You’ll have to come back later in the week and see for yourself!
The Snack Blog
Follow along as we explore cookies, cakes, candies, chips, crackers, and nuts from all across the world. Many of the international snacks that we highlight will be offered in our store over the course of the next year. We currently offer British Snacks, American Snacks, German Snacks, Mexican Snacks, Filipino Snacks, Japanese Kit Kats, Pakistani Snacks, Italian Snacks, & Korean Snacks. Each month this year we will add a new country and their best snacks inventory.