A Bad Reaction
I’m just a regular fellow who enjoys an occasional mint. It would be a horror to be exposed for having disgusting breath, so I try to keep mints on hand. Though a “wafer thin” chocolate mint would be most delectable and desirable; they have their down side such as remaining intact after spending a few hours in a warm car.
The remedy for me with this problem comes in the form of Mentos. They are a hard shelled gum but the gummy part eventually dissolves so you don’t spit them out. They actually get better when they’ve been in a warm car.
I usually buy them in a package of six. I recently bought a package and found they included a plastic tube in the package. This tube is a bit of marketing genius. What it is used for is wasting their product.
I’m sure you’ve seen the new trick where you place five or six of these mints into a bottle of Diet Coke and suddenly there is an eruption. If you want to read more about it and what makes it happen Wikipedia has the details.
All of the magic aside, I was kind of offended that this company not only gives me a plastic tube that I now have to place in a land fill somewhere, but they are encouraging me and everyone else to waste their product all in the guise of “Value Added Marketing.”
I have now stopped buying Mentos because of the disgusting encouragement and display of consumerism and waste. It’s not that Diet Coke and Mentos have any nutrition that does any one any good, it’s just such a waste of money that could have been put towards some good in a collection jar or basket somewhere.http://clatsoppetitions.blogspot.com/