Mentos History

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

2014

2014

Introduced Mentos Strawberry Mix

Mentos Strawberry Mix was launched with 3 mouth watering tastes of our favorite queen of fruits--sour burst, classic, and sweet vanilla.

2013
MENTOS PURE FRESH SUGARFREE MINTS

2013

MENTOS PURE FRESH SUGARFREE MINTS

Mentos Pure Fresh grows its family with the introduction its Sugafree Mints line.

The Official Freshness Partner of the Voice of the Philippines

2013

The Official Freshness Partner of the Voice of the Philippines

Mentos became the official Freshness Partner of the first season of the Voice of the Philippines.

2010
Mentos Philippines Blows Up The World Record

2010

Mentos Philippines Blows Up The World Record

Perfetti Van Melle Philippines recorded the most Mentos and soda fountains at the SM Mall of Asia Complex in Manila.

2009
MENTOS PURE FRESH SUGARFREE GUM

2009

MENTOS PURE FRESH SUGARFREE GUM

Mentos Pure Fresh line makes its debut in the Philippines with the introduction of its sugarfree gums in pocket bottles

2005
INTRODUCED MENTOS GUM

2005

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
PERFETTI VAN MELLE MERGER

2001

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.

1978
US OFFICE MOVED TO ERLANGER

1978

US OFFICE MOVED TO ERLANGER

Erlanger, Kentucky

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

1976
FIRST TV COMMERCIAL

1976

FIRST TV COMMERCIAL

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

1973
NEW MENTOS VARIETIES

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
MENTOS IN A ROLL

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
NEW MENTOS PRODUCTION

1950

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.

1946
PERFETTI WAS FOUNDED

1946

PERFETTI WAS FOUNDED

Lainate

Perfetti founded in Lainate, near Milan.

1932
MENTOS BECOMES A REALITY

1932

MENTOS BECOMES A REALITY

Poland

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.

1900
VAN MELLE WAS FOUNDED

1900

VAN MELLE WAS FOUNDED

Netherlands

van Melle founded in Breskens, Netherlands.

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