A new business has launched a mint brand it claims can offer the boost of an energy drink in a single sweet.

Hero Energy Mints, which are sugar-free and contain caffeine, B vitamins, taurine and ginseng, come in tins of 12 mints (rsp: £3.99). They are being sold in indies, gyms and health stores.

The company, which is focusing its marketing on festivals, sports events and universities, is asking retailers not to sell the mints to under-16s.