Mentos To Give Away "Mentos Soda Geyser Loading Tubes"?


Captain of the Internet and friend of the blog Evilzug informs us that Mentos may or may not be giving away “loading tubes” designed specifically for making Diet Coke and Mentos geysers with specially marked “Mentos Mint 6pks.”

This is excellent news, because as far as we’re concerned Diet Coke isn’t good for anything except for making Mentos geysers. Come to think of it, Mentos aren’t good for anything else either. A loading tube provides a valuable service to consumers. —MEGHANN MARCO

Slow Motion Mentos Geyser [Scattered Genius]

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  1. mopar_man says:

    I can’t wait for some idiotic parent to think this is a good idea to give their kid and have a big sticky mess all over the inside of their house.

  2. thepassenger says:

    or worse, a mentos/diet coke geyser puts out some kid’s eye.

    must disagree with you Meghann…cinnamon mentos are quite good. but only the cinnamon.

  3. cde says:

    @mopar_man: And thats why you use diet soda. No/Less/Fake sugar doesn’t make the soda sticky.

    And it figures. On the one hand, it’s cool, but on the other, its like the commercialization of Cantennas…

  4. slapstick says:

    I used to looooove the fruit Mentos when I was a kid. I wonder if they still make them.

  5. Black Bellamy says:

    Diet Coke isn’t good for anything? It’s good at annoying pretentious health-jerks plowing through their tasteless macrobiotic slime. That’s worth Parkinsons right there!

  6. scoobydoo says:

    Uh oh, I must not be within the target demographic of Consumerist, as I love diet coke AND mentos…

  7. homersays says:

    Once in a while I will buy Strawberry mentos and my mom loves the mint ones still. I never even know about mentos and diet coke, man have I been missing out.

  8. Meg Marco says:

    I like lots of calories in my Coke. That is my editorial bias.

  9. unchi says:

    @scoobydoo: same, but i only eat the fruit Mentos (find them in line every now and then). It goes water than diet coke.

  10. Erskine says:

    Now if only we could harness this power for good instead of evil…

    Perhaps they could be used in wastewater plumbing. Then they could change their tagline to:

    “Mentos – The Flush Maker!”

  11. DrTweeker says:

    Mentos already has them a a part of their packaging here in nashville at Mapco Convenient Stores, and have for several weeks now. I’ll sneak a snapshot soon.

  12. Art Vandelay says:

    Fruit Mentos are tasty as hell, regardless of what’s in them. I find them in line at the super market every now and then.

  13. catnapped says:

    @mopar_man: Haven’t you seen that paper towel commercial (Viva?) where the kid shakes up a bottle of orange soda, the cap flies off then the soda soaks everything (including mom) in the kitchen? To add further insult mom grabs the faucet sprayer and starts spraying the kid with it. Yep–that responsible Madison Avenue marketing at work!

  14. gondaba says:

    You forgot, diet Coke and Mentos both are great for rotting your teeth out.

  15. matt1978 says:

    Next thing you’re going to say is that Tab isn’t good, and then it’ll be clobberin’ time.

  16. Myron says:

    You’ll shot your eye out. Aside from that it’s a great idea.

  17. Wormfather says:

    @scoobydoo: Ur my hero, me too.

  18. TedSez says:

    Fun fact: One of the causes of the Mentos spray reaction is sodium benzoate, the soda ingredient suspected of damaging people’s DNA.

  19. bbbici says:

    Isn’t the whole mentos-and-diet-coke thing a little “last year”?

  20. exkon says:

    Terrorist Act #4325243: Mentos drop in the Diet Coke section of the Coke-Cola Factory.

  21. mccxxiii says:

    Does it have to be DIET Coke? What about regular Coke? What about Diet PEPSI?

  22. virgilstar says:

    Is it any wonder why the rest of the world hates America? While people all over the world (including here in the US) are starving, so called “food” manufacturers are coming up with more intriguing ways for us to play games with our food. This is a waste of food, and natural resources involved in making the plastic bottles. not to mention all the fossil fuels burned in transporting coke and other noxious liquids around the country.

    Reminds me of the Seinfeld sketch about explaining dinner at a restaurant to a starving person… “Oh that? that’s the food we eat while the main food is being prepared. Oh, and that stuff, oh that’s just what we eat after the main meal, even though we’re full already”.

    Shame on Mentos for encouraging food wastage.

  23. tokenfemale says:

    Not a rumor – they were doing this two weeks ago on the 3rd street promenade in Santa Monica.

    The tube comes with a roll of mentos inside, and a description of what it’s intended for.

  24. Shibbysan says:

    I was just in a gas station in Ennis, MT and I saw these things for sale. They were packaged in a slim tube of plastic but nowhere did I see any reference to Diet Coke specifically.

  25. nidolke says:

    Ooo, nothing like a good lawsuit waiting to happen.

  26. nan says:

    Grapefruit mentos are so good. They’re harder to find in the US than in Canada though. Anyone else tried them?

  27. cde says:

    @virgilstar:So by your own description, coke is a noxious liquid, so it wouldn’t be food. Mentos isn’t a food either. So whats the problem?

    @mccxxiii: Diet is less sticky and easier to clean up. Coke, well thats just product placement :D

  28. jarad says:

    These tubes have made it to middle of nowhere Iowa as well. I saw them at Kum & Go last week. You have to buy a 5-pack to get the launcher.

  29. CeilingCat says:

    Haha! Great cross-marketing strategy there. I like fruit flavored Mentos too, and doing wasteful nasty things to Diet Coke is always amusing.

    BTW: what is up with nondescript fluids in advertising being blue? That blue mentos-soda spray could be leftover baby pee in the crazy alternate reality we call “advertising land” :-)

  30. shiznannigan says:

    @virgilstar: Yeah, other countries hate the U.S. because of mentos and coke. I’m sure it has nothing to do with our policing the world, or unpopular wars, or bad foreign policy. It’s all because some people wasted a few candies and a bottle of diet soda.

    Seriously… we’re a hated country because we burn fossil fuels transporting coke? Reality Alert!… they sell coke in almost every country, and I don’t think they’re distributing it by camel. It’s going out on older, more inefficient trucks, and possibly ending up in a restaurant!

    I’ve personally seen an Afghani man waste both food and drinking water for comedic purposes. Joking around is human nature, and sometimes expendable items get used in the process. It’s life. Some people might enjoy it more if they pulled that stick out of their a**.

  31. After viewing that footage, I’m mildly aroused…

  32. Invisobel says:

    I can see the lawyer commercials now…

    “Have you been injured by a mentos geyser? If so you may be entitled to …”

  33. nidolke says:

    @CeilingCat: Waaay back on 5th grade sex ed day, the teacher told us about one girl who had asked if periods were blue, since they’re always blue in all the pad commercials. Fun times.

  34. MarvinMar says:

    I saw these at Gas City in Tucson Arizone Sunday.
    They were sitting next to the register, and advertised as now including soda loading tube FREE!.

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