@ponagathos I know aspartame does, both from personal experience and various warnings on food labels containing the stuff. The other two probably have similar side effects as aspartame. I avoid them all just for peace of mind.
@mossygreen Also I used to compulsively chew an orange-flavored gum I could buy in bulk at BJ’s, but they stopped carrying it, and I couldn’t find another cheap source, and these may work as a near-enough substitute.
@PhysAssist And me too. I have dozens of various sized small containers made of tin, cardboard, plastic, and unicorn poop. The Spouse says it’s better overall than when I collected cardboard boxes because “that’s such a good one!”
@AiraCobra Never heard of Jet.com so I went and checked it out. Is it called that because it’s for people who own private jets? Maybe there are some good prices in there somewhere, but everything I saw was way more expensive than Sam’s, Costco, or my local supermarket.
@PhysAssist thanks a lot for the gif. Now I need to go to the attic, dig through bins, fill my lungs with insulation fluff, find my SNES, bring it down, realize the cords weren’t packed with the machine, go down to the basement, dig through the cord drawer, figure out which cords I need, go back up, get everything set, then go to the garage, get the game out of the cabinet there, put it in the machine, turn it on, wait for it to not work, turn it off, take out the game cartridge, blow into it, in spite of all the time I’ve been told the blowing doesn’t actually do anything, put it back in the machine, turn it on, realize the volume is up way too loud, turn it down, delete a save file, come up with a clever name, start the game, do great until that stupid forest dungeon in the Dark World with stupid friggin hand, get frustrated, finally beat that stupid hand, beat the rest of the game, and finally fail to get all the stuff I actually had planned done. This is all your fault for posting that gif.
Both of these also talk about xylitol ingestion in humans, and its benefits.
In fact we have for several years been recommending that parents use a Xylitol-containing Nasal Spray [Named Xlear] for their ill children in order to help decongest and reduce the risk of ear and other upper respiratory infections. It is approved for use down to <6 mo of age. Now they also sell gum, toothpaste, mouthwash, and sinus irrigation sets with similar benefits.
“40% fewer calories than sugared mints. Calorie content of this size piece has been reduced from 2.5 to 1.5 calories.”
Do we really need to work that hard to make chemicals that will save ONE calorie? I know no one eats just one, but still. Apparently based on previous comments about physical repercussions, negative reinforcement will keep you from eating too many more than once.
I bought these a while back. If you like Orange Tic Tacs or Orange mint Lifesavers… these are not those. Although not terrible, certainly not great. They definitely taste like a sugar free orange mint though so if that’s your thing… go nuts.
@lisaviolet They just came! I haven’t had one yet, but when I opened the envelope my first thought was: “Oh my god, they smell like baby asprin! And room freshener spray.” Now I have had one, and they taste fine within that context. Seems to be better if you don’t bite into them.
In case anyone was wondering, this flavor is thoroughly meh. Three mints in, the floral lavatory freshener orange was all I got, and I realized I could not in good conscience give these to anyone i valued in any way.
I got most of the way through one tin by leaving it in my car so I’d have a whole day to forget the meh-ness if the flavor and start the cycle of hope once more.
@ELUNO tictacs are tiny with kinda strong flavor. They’re little saturated pixels of goodness.
These are labeled “mentos” but they’re not really mentos, they have a mehntense flavor, like (how I imagine) prechewed gum on the underside of a railing tastes, and they’re bigger, so the meh flavor lasts and lasts.