Best-Rated Breath Mints

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Most Satisfied Customers | Mentos

Aussies have rated Mentos as the top brand in Canstar Blue’s latest breath mint ratings, with the brand rated five stars for texture & consistency, effectiveness, packaging convenience, variety & range, taste & flavour, as well as overall satisfaction.


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How we rate breath mints

Our review compares breath mints on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which breath mints they think is best!

Canstar Blue surveyed 579 Australians for their feedback on the breath mint(s) they’ve purchased and used in the last six months.

  • The outcomes reported in these ratings are measured via accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics.

Respondents rate their satisfaction with their breath mint brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
  • Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a breath mint brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
  • Texture & consistency: the texture and consistency of the breath mint was as expected given the flavour and type.
  • Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and quantity of the breath mint.
  • Effectiveness: the breath mint was effective in refreshing the mouth and breath, and worked as intended.
  • Packaging convenience: the breath mint packaging was easy to open and store.
  • Variety & range: there was a wide variety of packet sizes and flavours available in the breath mint brand range.
  • Taste & flavour: the breath mint tasted authentic and as expected given the flavour description.

The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.

  • Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
  • When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
    • The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.

  1. Mentos
  2. Eclipse
  3. Wrigley’s Extra
  4. ALDI Blitz
  5. Tic Tac

Find more detailed information on our Most Satisfied Customer methodology.


Top Breath Mint Brand – Mentos


The Mentos company has been producing lollies to freshen your breath since 1932. Interestingly enough, the original idea for Mentos was to make a soft fruit caramel with a minty flavour – a far cry from the classic chewy mints we associate with the brand today. Mentos now also offers some truly unique flavour combinations like rainbow, creaming soda, toffee apple, strawberry lime, passionfruit, chocolate, and pine-coco, and is available in a number of packet sizes for you to share (or not).

  • Mentos was rated five stars for texture & consistency, effectiveness, packaging convenience, variety & range, taste & flavour as well as overall satisfaction, with four stars for value for money.

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About our consumer experts

Dean Heckscher: Site Editor

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.


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Samantha Howse: Consumer Research Specialist

Sam Howse Research Specialist

Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.


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Past Ratings

Here are the past winners from Canstar Blue’s breath mints ratings:

  • 2022: Mentos

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