Here is the ingredient list:
sugar, maltodextrin, natural and artificial flavors, rice starch, gum arabic, magnesium stearate, carnauba wax, blue 1.
Sugar and maltodextrin (a starch) are mixed to form the sweet pill like shape. The “powermint” flavor comes from the natural and artificial flavors. The rice starch and gum arabic help keep everything bound together. Magnesium stearate is a filling agent – helps bulk up a food. It is also a lubricant that is used in the supplement industry to prevent the pills from sticking to the manufacturing machines.
Carnauba wax is a natural wax sourced from the leaves of Brazilian trees that is used to create the shine on each tic tac. Blue 1 is an artificial color, which we would be better off not consuming. In Europe, the tic tacs are all white, with the packages having different colors to differentiate the flavors.
Not an amazing collation of ingredients. But then again, it’s not a massive part of anyone’s diet. In fact, each “mint” is just 1.9 calories and could legally be labelled as 0 calories (the FDA allows anything with less than 5 calories to be marked as zero).