MENTOS CINNAMON IN THEATER BOX
Mentos introduces Cinnamon in a theater box.
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!
INTRODUCE NEW MENTOS GUM TV
ROLL WITH IT
Mentos launched the Roll with It TV commercial, that put a new spin on the classic Freshmaker commercials.
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.
MENTOS IN A THEATER BOX
Mentos Fruit can now be enjoyed in a theater box!
MENTOS GOES SOCIAL
Mentos went social by opening up a Facebook account. Since then Mentos social presence has continued to grow.
MENTOS GUM COMES TO THE US
Mentos Gum was introduced to the US with five exciting flavors in two different packages.
SETTING WORLD RECORDSCincinnati, OH
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.
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.
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.
Mentos introduced the Freshmaker campaign that proved to be right on target: straight after its introduction Mentos sales went through the roof!
US OFFICE MOVED TO ERLANGERErlanger, Kentucky
US sales office moved to Erlanger, Kentucky where it currently resides.
FIRST TV COMMERCIAL
Mentos made its small screen debut with the first Fresh TV commercial.
FIRST US SALES OFFICEMassachusetts
First US van Melle sales office opened in Massachusetts
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.
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.
NEW MENTOS PRODUCTIONRotterdam
Mentos production moved to Rotterdam. International orders to France, Germany and the UK marked the beginning of the New Freshness spreading across the world.
PERFETTI WAS FOUNDEDLainate
Perfetti founded in Lainate, near Milan.
MENTOS BECOMES A REALITYPoland
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.
VAN MELLE WAS FOUNDEDNetherlands
van Melle founded in Breskens, Netherlands.
"There's nothing like a Mentos kiss! With a variety of innovative candies and gums there is always the right product to experience the kiss of your life!"