I bought these to suck on when I "want" a snack but don't need it. It helps me to not stuff my face when I don't need to. I also bought them to freshen my breath, and just for something to have in my mouth. I keep some in my backpack, in my vehicle and in the cupboards. They taste so good! Not too minty, and not gross like some mints I have tasted. And I also love the hole in the middle in case I choke on one. Great product!