*quaff* *gulp* *swallow*













Man, I had to dust off the trusty old thesaurus to find synonyms for eat to write all that. πŸ˜‰

You know those Wrigley’s New Extra Professional Mints with ridges on the side? I thought it was there just for aesthetics until I was told it’s designed for a very pragmatic purpose. It works just like the tongue scraper you see at the back of your toothbrush:

tongue scraper

I’ve been sucking on those mints all the time without realizing it! It turns out there is a Proper Way (TM) to go about it – the ridges should be against your tongue to reduce germs after a meal to keep your mouth fresh and clean. I was so excited when I discovered this (coz I felt stupid from not seeing the bloody obvious :p) that I’ve been going around doing this:


It’s essential to do the vigorous scrubbing motion while chanting “Scrub!” on top of your lungs every time you see someone finish eating.

banana split

It’ll be a compelling experiment to see many times you can do this to your friends before they get really annoyed by it. Trust me; it won’t take long at all, so unless you want to radically downsize your social circle, I suggest you do it online instead.


Wrigley’s New Extra Professional Mints is launching a contest where you scrub food from your tongue. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to try to clean your mouth with a mint while burgers, popcorn, pizza and a plethora of other food stuff turns your tongue into their personal house party.

Wrigley New Extra Professional Mints Contest

It is your job, as the steward of this very important organ (it’s not just for tasting the stuff you eat, ya know ;)) to prevent the food from using your tongue as their playground, running amok and getting into all sorts of shenanigans that would lead to your neighbors calling the cops.

The highest score wins a Sony Video MP3 player weekly and the grand prize is a Sony VAIO Pocket Style PC. Flex your gaming muscles and start playing here.


M&M’s – Mussels & Mints. πŸ˜‰

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32 thoughts on “*quaff* *gulp* *swallow*”

  1. LOL. Now I know what that toothbrush shot is for. Nice bedsheet πŸ˜€
    I agree with you, though. The tongue is one of the most ‘important’ organ we have. Must take good care of it. πŸ˜‰

  2. debbie: Haha! Well, the tongue is very useful for…er, picking morsels of food lodged in your teeth…among other things. πŸ˜‰
    Eleen: Ya, that was taken in your apartment. πŸ™‚
    Thus the bedsheet is obviously yours. πŸ˜‰
    What I really like about your place is the shower doors. =D
    Thanks for having us over, and yes, I agree the tongue is mighty important indeed. πŸ˜‰
    hitomi: You know, I seriously have been eating these mints way before this and never knew that one side is supposed to be for that. I thought it’s just to look pretty. πŸ™‚

  3. HB, I know it’s my 2nd guest room & I know it’s my bedsheet ler. I was just pulling yer leg πŸ˜›
    Yeah, the shower doors are my fav. Whoops, I forgot to intro u to them when u folks arrived (pedicur-ing mah!). The one shared by the guest rooms is MONICA and the one in my room is JESSICA πŸ˜‰
    Thx to this post, I now know what the ridges are for. All these while, I’ve been as guilty as you – sucking rather than erm, scrapping?

  4. Cheesie: Well, I only thought of this angle coz I was on the Penang road trip and a lot of food was involved. πŸ™‚
    Eleen: Haha! Ya, I know, I was kidding too. Hey, I’m surprised you remember me taking a photo of a toothbrush. LOL!
    OMG! The shower door girls have…er, NAMES? =D
    Yeah, I have been sucking on it all the time too, I thought it was there for aesthetics.

  5. Let’s just say I got tired of my friends referring to “Toilet Door 1” & “Toilet Door 2”.
    Also, this happened:-
    Ah Ma as she walked into my apmt for the 1st time:
    Aiyoh! Lu eh mooi ah neh sexy eh ah?
    Me: Oh, Ah Ma. Meet Monica. There’s also Jessica in my room.
    Ah Ma: Oh, elo…
    (and then flashed her cutesy crooked smile)
    Everyone of us in my apmt almost died laughing that day! πŸ™‚
    Needless to say, the names stuck.

  6. ..btw, I don’t remember you taking the toothbrush photo. I just remembered Suan shouting to you as she walked past your room :
    “Woi HB! Wot u doing taking picture of your toothbrush in the room?! Come out lah!”

  7. Eleen: Haha! Your Ah Ma has a sense of humor at least. πŸ˜‰
    Oh ya, I remember that, I had to take a photo BEFORE I used to to brush my teeth.
    Anyway, I (or rather we) were the ones who ended up staying up the latest, remember? πŸ˜‰
    Vodka always keeps me awake. =D
    suituapui: Haha! I had to consult a thesaurus all the synonyms. πŸ˜‰
    aud: Ya! I love that photo of her, she was looking at the char siew and she looks damn cute.
    *hopes Suanie doesn’t see this*

  8. HB . . .u gobble up alright. . . . .lolz
    look at all their eyes . . . . .shouting – food food food food food food . . . .

  9. I’m terrified to do my yearly visit to the dentist. Heck, I’d usually have either a loose bowel or fever prior to my appointment(Tragic!).

  10. foodcrazee: Haha! We live to eat after all. THIS IS SPAR…er, MALAYSIA! =D
    Cheers: I feel you buddy, I haven’t been to the dentist since primary school. I have an irrational fear of them drilling into my tongue. :S

  11. Yiling: Me too! I love the Forest Berries one. πŸ™‚
    It tastes good, my fav mints at work.
    Sponsor? Can. Contra with your work products? πŸ˜‰

  12. HB, funny photos of people eating. I have a friend (Gal) when eating hamburger stack up looked like she going to attack it. Face looked so scary like fighting.

  13. wow…2 in 1, sweet and clean for the tongue…btw wats the tagline that they asked to enter the competition…tagline on the tin of the mint…tot of joining the contest…will only go out to the supermarket to get a few tins end of this week…

  14. Yiling: I got your text! I’ll reply when I get back home k? πŸ™‚
    My cell phone got barred for some reason, paying with Maybank right now.
    eiling: Of course! I have HEAPS. This is not just an advertorial, I actually EAT these mints (only the berry ones though). My favorite mints at work. πŸ™‚
    PinkPorkChop: Haha! I told you what. :p
    marie: You just need to play the game. It’s easy, trust me, I’m playing it too. Flash game, sweep your mouse left and right. πŸ˜‰


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