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Tic Tac Chocolate and Sweets

One of the most recognisable names in lolliies is the Tic Tac chocolate and sweets line of products. While there are many unbranded chocolates and sweets on the market that can freshen breath, the jingles that the Tic Tac brand offers up in its adverts tend to leave an impression that is as long-lasting as the powerful, yet delightful, little confectionary. Pop a Tic Tac and enjoy as you learn some fun facts below.

Tic Tac Fun Facts

Born in Italy and marketed as Tic Tacs, the mint sweet is the brainchild of the Ferrero SpA company. Ferrero is the third largest confectionary and chocolate producer in the world. Originally named Refreshing Mints, Tic Tac mints first rolled down the production line in 1969. The Tic Tacs originally came in Fresh Mint and Orange flavours. In 1970, the name of the sweet changed to Tic Tac due to the sound that the sweet makes as it rattles in the container.

Red Carpet Appearances

If Tac Tacs could walk down the red carpet for being stars in motion pictures, the sweet would be wearing orange and white or Minion yellow. In 2007, Tic Tacs made their first film debut in the box-office smash Juno. Prior to the release of the film, producers gave out boxes of the white mint with an orange container as a promotion. These are the same candies as those available in Brazil and Canada. The Tic Tac confection with a banana flavour also made a debut for the Minion film and came in packages with cover pictures of Kevin, Bob, and Stuart who are movie characters.

Manufacturing Flavourful Combinations

Tic Tac production facilities exist in a number of countries, which include Australia, Ecuador, India, Canada, and Ireland. The largest Tic Tac producer in the world is the Ferrero factory in Cork, Ireland, which is responsible for producing 45 per cent of the total sweet volume each year. The first time that dual-flavour packs came into existence was in the 1990s. Combinations of mint flavours during that time include pack choices with the names Berry and Cherry, Tangerine and Lime, and Orange and Grape.

A Choice for Everyone

Tic Tac strives to make a flavour choice that appeals to everyone. Besides the line of Tic-Tac gluten-free chocolate and sweets choices, there are also sugar-free versions of the confection as well. The Chill mints do not have sugar and mints like the Exotic Cherry flavour use xylitol as a sweetener in place of refined sugars.

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