Mentos History

Who sparked the beginning of a Fresh New World? Scroll down and see the success story of Mentos.

2014

2014

Mentos mini cinnamon theaterbox

MENTOS CINNAMON IN THEATER BOX

Mentos introduces Cinnamon in a theater box.

2014

Mentos spearmint

NEW MENTOS FLAVOR

Mentos introduced a new and refreshing Spearmint flavor. This joins the successful Mint flavor that consumers continue to enjoy on a daily basis!

2014

INTRODUCE NEW MENTOS GUM TV

2013

2013

Mentos roll with it

ROLL WITH IT

Mentos launched the Roll with It TV commercial, that put a new spin on the classic Freshmaker commercials.

2013

Mentos breath mints

MENTOS BREATH MINTS

Mentos introduced the breath mints in three flavors: Peppermint, Wintergreen and Orangemint. This uniquely strong and satisfying breath mint will take your breath away.

2012

2012

Mentos in a theater box

MENTOS IN A THEATER BOX

Mentos Fruit can now be enjoyed in a theater box!

2010

2010

Mentos social

MENTOS GOES SOCIAL

Mentos went social by opening up a Facebook account. Since then Mentos social presence has continued to grow.

2008

2008

MENTOS GUM COMES TO THE US

Mentos Gum was introduced to the US with five exciting flavors in two different packages.

2007

2007

Mentos Geyser world record

SETTING WORLD RECORDS

The World Record was set for the most Diet Coke and Mentos explosions at one time. The record was set on Fountain Square in Downtown Cincinnati, OH.

Cincinnati, OH
2005

2005

Mentos gum blue logo

INTRODUCED MENTOS GUM

Mentos Gum made its debut in Europe and beyond. The refreshing taste, the unique shape and texture and many different flavors found new fans everywhere.

2001

2001

Perfetti van melle logo

PERFETTI VAN MELLE MERGER

The year 2001 was a special year for Mentos that saw the Dutch company van Melle and the Italian company Perfetti join forces, making Mentos available in shops everywhere.

1990

1990

THE FRESHMAKER

Mentos introduced the Freshmaker campaign that proved to be right on target: straight after its introduction Mentos sales went through the roof!

1978

1978

US office moved to Erlanger

US OFFICE MOVED TO ERLANGER

US sales office moved to Erlanger, Kentucky where it currently resides.

Erlanger, Kentucky
1976

1976

Mentos television

FIRST TV COMMERCIAL

Mentos made its small screen debut with the first Fresh TV commercial.

1975

1975

First US sales office

FIRST US SALES OFFICE

First US van Melle sales office opened in Massachusetts

Massachusetts
1973

1973

NEW MENTOS VARIETIES

While the original Mentos was tickling the taste buds of The King of Nepal, new varieties were introduced. In the US, Mentos lovers got to try cinnamon and menthol, while European addicts were presented with fruit flavored mints.

1960

1960

MENTOS IN A ROLL

The sixties! Revolutions in fashion, sex, music and Mentos. The first Mentos roll found its way to consumers across the globe.

1950

1950

New mentos production in Rotterdam

NEW MENTOS PRODUCTION

Mentos production moved to Rotterdam. International orders to France, Germany and the UK marked the beginning of the New Freshness spreading across the world.

Rotterdam
1946

1946

Perfetti

PERFETTI WAS FOUNDED

Perfetti founded in Lainate, near Milan.

Lainate
1932

1932

Mentos becomes reality in Poland

MENTOS BECOMES A REALITY

On a train ride to Poland, brothers Michael and Pierre van Melle came up with the vision of a peppermint flavored caramel candy to go by the name of Mentos. This was the beginning of a Fresh New World.

Poland
1900

1900

Van Melle

VAN MELLE WAS FOUNDED

van Melle founded in Breskens, Netherlands.

Netherlands
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