Andes Sugar Free Creme De Menthe Thins

Refreshing Mints Without the Sugar

Chocolate with peppermint flavour, Close-up
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With about 180 calories and 12 grams of saturated fat per serving, the Andes Creme De Menthe Thins are sugar-free and minty but not that good for you.

Highlights

Pros:

• Lasting mint flavor and feeling
• Similar texture to the sugared version
• No discernible artificial aftertaste

Cons:

• Not a strong chocolate flavor
• High in saturated fat
• Not low in calories

Description:

• Sugar alcohol sweetened chocolate mints
• About 180 calories per serving (6 pieces)
• About $3.00 per 3 ounce bag

Product Review

Chocolate and mint. Not exactly as common as peanut butter and jelly or bacon and eggs, but it is a delicious and relatively common combination found in products such as mint chocolate chip ice cream and the Girl Scouts' Thin Mints. However, one might most remember the combination if they have ever stayed in a hotel and were left with a little present on a pillow - an Andes Creme De Menthe Thin. Andes chocolate mints are not exactly as popular as other chocolate candies such as Hershey's bars or bite-size Snickers, but the minty goodness inside the shiny green wrapper is still good.

Today, I am reviewing the sugar-free version of the Andes Creme De Menthe Thins. Admittedly, I am not a big fan of mint candies, but I thought it would be interesting to see if the clear, refreshing flavors of the sugared version would still come through with the sugar-free version. If so, maybe our sugar-free candy lovers have found a refreshing alternative to their regular sweets.

Upon opening the Sugar Free Andes Creme De Menthe Thins bag, a strong minty scent was released revealing plenty of individually wrapped Andes chocolate mints. The strong minty presence continued when I bit into the first two-inch by one-inch chocolate thin. There was a decent chocolate sweetness complemented by a very good minty flavor.

The combination was clear and refreshing without any strange aftertaste. In addition, the texture of the Sugar Free Andes Creme De Menthe Thin was smooth and consistent like the sugared version. Finally, appearance wise, the chocolate still had the deep dark chocolate color and the signature light green stripe down the middle.

Overall, I really enjoyed this product. As I said before, I am not a mint candy person, but as I ate a second and third Andes Creme De Menthe Thin, I think I might have been swayed. While the chocolate flavor is decent, the strong mint flavor overtakes the lack of sweetness and leaves you with a pleasant, refreshing taste and feeling. I certainly would not mind popping a few of these in my purse and then eating one after a particularly spicy or flavor dense meal. However, I probably should not eat too many as the grams of saturated fat per serving is very high at 61% of your daily value.