Indulging in a great meal is one of my fondest pleasures, but I can’t stand when it leaves me self-conscious about my breath. Some people swear by mouthwash strips, which are bizarre to me. Others like Altoids, but the chalkiness is too reminiscent of Tums for my taste. Instead, I carry a pack of peppermint Jila Mints. They get bonus points for the jawbreaker-like quality that makes for layer upon layer of mintiness. The only downside is that, just as with Tootsie Roll Pops, I often chomp down before I get to the end.

Jila Mints, $24 for 12 boxes

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