When was Mentos the freshmaker invented?

Answer Dutch brothers Pierre and Michael van Melle developed Mentos, a soft flavored candy in 1932. Peppermint was substituted for fruit in a soft fruit caramel candy recipe. Regional and international ex... Read More »

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What country invented Mentos,"the freshmaker"?

Two brothers, Michael and Pierre van Melle, invented Mentos in the Netherlands in 1932. Today the headquarters for Mentos, Perfetti van Melle, is located in Lainate, Italy. Mentos are sold in more ... Read More »

When was Mentos candy invented?

The idea for Mentos: The Freshmaker candy was conceived by founders Michael and Pierre van Melle in 1932 in Eastern Europe. The first Mentos candies were exported to a handful of European countries... Read More »

Is the guy who invented the candy Mentos Italian?

Two Dutch brothers, not Italians, invented Mentos. According to the company website, Michael and Pierre van Melle invented the candy in the Netherlands in 1932. More than 100 countries now sell the... Read More »

What happens when you put Mentos in pop?

Adding Mentos to pop can create a huge geyser of foam. Studies done by students at Appalachian State University in North Carolina have shown that almost any type of pop will work, as will any candy... Read More »