Eclipse Mints are manufactured by the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, better known as Wrigley, the famous makers of chewing gum. Wrigley first introduced Eclipse Gum in four flavors, followed by Eclipse Mints in three flavors. Eclipse Mint ingredients include sorbitol, magnesium stearate and natural and artificial flavors. Like Eclipse Gum, all Eclipse Mints are sugar-free.
History of Eclipse Mints
Wrigley began manufacturing Eclipse Gum in 1999 as an "intense pellet gum." In 2003, Eclipse Mints were introduced as Wrigley's first non-gum product. Eclipse Mints come in three flavors: Winterfrost, Peppermint and Spearmint. All Eclipse Mints are sugar-free, their sweetness coming from the sugar substitutes sorbitol and sucralose. The ingredients for all three Eclipse Mint flavors are largely identical, with the exception of artificial colors, and possibly what comprises the unspecified "natural and artificial flavors."
Winterfrost Eclipse Mint Ingredients
Eclipse Mints' Winterfrost flavor is made of sorbitol, magnesium stearate, natural and artificial flavors (with magnolia bark extract), Acesulfame K, sucralose, lactic acid, calcium lactate, and artificial color (blue 1 lake). Three pieces of Winterfrost mints at 2 grams provide five calories. Although Eclipse Gum features both Winterfrost and Polar Ice flavors, there is no Polar Ice Eclipse Mint flavor. As with all three Eclipse Mint flavors, there is no protein and no sugar, but there are two total carbohydrates of sugar alcohol at 2 grams.
Peppermint Eclipse Mint Ingredients
The Peppermint flavor of Eclipse Mints contains sorbitol, natural and artificial flavors (with magnolia bark extract), magnesium stearate, Acesulfame K, sucralose, and artificial color (blue 1 lake). The sweetener sucralose is also known by the brand name Splenda. Three pieces of Peppermint mints at 2 grams are 5 calories. As with all three Eclipse Mint flavors, there is no fat or sodium. All Eclipse Mints come in two pack sizes: the single pack (50 count), and the multi-pack (two 50-count packs).
Spearmint Eclipse Mint Ingredients
Eclipse Mints' Spearmint flavor is made of sorbitol, natural and artificial flavors (with magnolia bark extract), magnesium stearate, Acesulfame K, sucralose, and artificial colors (yellow 5 lake and blue 1 lake). Unlike the Winterfrost and Peppermint flavors, only two pieces of Spearmint mints at 3 grams are needed for 5 calories, and not three pieces. All three Eclipse Mint flavors are constructed to provide a "cool" mouth experience, with breath freshening, "intense" flavor and easy portability.