Product Review: the stylish Hint Mint
Don't be fooled by the cheeky name: Hint Mint is not a company not taking things seriously. Started in 1999, this small candy venture is deadly serious about three things: ingredients, the planet and style.
Hint Mint is a Los Angeles based company, producing, you guessed it, mints. Since they started out, they have only produced certified vegan (and kosher) products and this is one of their strictest rules: no animal products is a set policy.
But beside for the ingredients, they have tought of other ways to make their product greener: the container for the mints, a slick curved tin to fit your back pocket, beautiful in its original packaging and also available in a wonderful range of designs by some of the most famous contemporary graphic artists of the planet, was created with a secon life in mind. Its proportion were carefully studied to fit notes, coins and even credit cards, thus becoming a durable yet comfortable (the curved tin fits perfectly in your back pocket!) metal wallet, thus reducing basically to zero the material going to the garbage bin (and if you think how much paper/foil/plastic each tiny package of regular gums/candies makes, you realize this is not a neglectible step forward).
And if this was not yet enough, Hint Mint is available in the awareness series as well, where 100% of the profits benefit HIV fighting organization Youth AIDS and breast cancer associations Avon Walkf for Breast Cancer and Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer.
And not only they are really good, but the style of these mints is, as they rightfully put it, unparalleled. Their classic series tin is a beautiful Art Noveau tribute and the latest two artist series are just fantastic: 60s inspired illustration by Shag donned last year packagings and now Gary Baseman, likely the most appericated graphic designer of the planet has signed both the current artist series as well as the holiday edition.
Definitely to be kept in mind for your daily fresher breath needs as well as for a vegan Christmas present.
Available for purchase on the Hint Mint website in bulks or singularly for 2.5 $ at Food Fight. As well available in many vegan shops and cafes, high end hotel and gourmet groceries of the globe.
Congratulations to Veronica from A Gang of Bunnies Stole My Idea for being featured on the current issue of Sataya Magazine in the Artist of the Month column. Remeber that Veronica is currently collecting grocery bills for an upcoming project: save them for her and mail them once you have a pile over to her in Spain!