Food & Nutrition

7 of the best sugar free mints you can buy to keep your breath fresh without the sugar

Published by Finn Hayden

If you're trying to avoid sugar, it can be a lot harder than you might expect. It often pops up in products where you wouldn't expect to find it. Mints are a good example of a product which can sometimes contain sugar, often in high amounts.

We've previously shown that there are plenty of sugar free options when it comes to sweets and biscuits, but we have to admit that it was a little harder to find mints that didn't contain sugar as a main ingredient. Luckily, there are actually some great sugar free mints that you can buy, and we thought it would be useful to round up the best that we've found and tried. Let's get into it:

Tic Tac Fresh Strong Mint sugar free

Most people are familiar with tic tacs, but not everybody realises how much sugar is in the standard variety of tic tacs - it's the number one ingredient listed on the back of the packet. These Fresh Strong Mint Tic Tacs are slightly larger than the a standard Tic Tac, but they still have the unmistakable freshness. A combination of sweeteners are used to recreate the taste of a standard Tic Tac, including Xylitol and Sorbitol. Learn more and buy them here -

tic tac fresh sugar free

Smint mints with xylitol

Not many people realise that the standard variety of Smint mints are actually sugar free, and that is a testament to how good they taste. Xylitol is the sweetener which is used instead of sugar, and we think it works perfectly. We're big fans of Smint mints and love everything from the small size of each mint to the great dispenser on each pack. Learn more and buy them here -

SMINT sugar free

Peppersmith Mints with xylitol

You can probably tell from the packaging that these mints from Peppersmith are a little fancier than the options we've included so far, and we'd say that is definitely the case. Made using mint grown and harvested in Hampshire, these mints ooze quality and definitely feel like a step up from your standard mint. They're made using 100% Xylitol to add a sweet taste, which works perfectly. We love these, learn more and buy them here -


Ricola Fresh Mountain Mint sugar free

The Ricola brand is well known for selling a range of sugar free sweets, but the brand also has sugar free mints in its range too. The Fresh Mountain Mints from Ricola are totally free from sugar as well as containing zero gluten or lactose. Moroccan mint is used for flavour, which is really refreshing and provides a lovely sweetness. Learn more and buy them here -

Ricola Fresh Mountain Mint

Sula mint humbugs

Humbugs are an old school type of mint, but these mint humbugs from Sula are great. Made from entirely natural ingredients, they're totally sugar free and really great-tasting too. The sweeteners used to provide the taste are isomalt and sucralose. If you're a fan of humbugs and like a mint that you can suck on for ages, these are ideal. Learn more and buy them here -

SULA humbugs

Polo sugar free mints

The Polo brand needs no introduction, as they're easily one of the biggest mint brands in the UK. The standard Polo mints are great, but we think the sugar free version is just as good. Sorbitol is the sugar alternative used in these Polo mints to give them a bit of sweetness. They're also made with real peppermint oil which is what gives them their iconic and distinctive taste. Learn more and buy them here -

Polo sugar free mints

Biona organic peppermints

Regular readers of our blog might recognise the Biona brand from our peanut butter guide, as this brand produces a number of excellent organic products, including these peppermints. With no added cane sugar or beet sugar, they're made using all organic ingredients and they're totally vegan and very tasty. We love the little roll that they come in too, making them perfect for popping in your pocket. Learn more and buy them here -


Hopefully, this guide helps you to find some awesome sugar free mints. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other recommendations for us to try!

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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