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Trick by Liam Jumpertz ($25.00)

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MINT-O - magic

As seen on Netflix's "Magic for Humans"!

When traveling to Australia, we saw a young man performing a FANTASTIC street show. Among the classics, he did something we had NEVER seen and the crowd went crazy with a range of emotions: Screaming. Covering their eyes. Laughing. Silently dazzled.

You borrow or have a spectator examine a set of headphones. Then you pop an examined mint (Lifesavers or  Polo) into your mouth. Next you bite down on the headphone cord for an instant and, when you open your mouth, everyone sees that the mint has penetrated the cord! It's as if someone combined an impossible puzzle with a magic trick...and the result is fantastic!

Consider these important points:

  • Mint-O can be performed with a borrowed mint.
  • There are no angle restrictions.
  • You can use headphones, a necklace, a rubber band, or any thin cord.
  • You'll even learn a version where you can hand the mint out at the end!

Mint-O has the same qualities as Needle-Swallowing, in that the mint is magically threaded onto the cord--but it's much quicker and more appropriate for family audiences.

  • You use your mouth in a hilarious and unexpected way.
  • The effect is easy to learn, easy to perform, and has NO angle restrictions.
  • No props to replace.
  • No DIY props to make.
  • And… it’s instantly repeatable.
You supply your own package of mints and you can then perform the trick ANYWHERE: onstage, in the street, or walk-around.

Frequently Asked Questions
Is Mint-O easy to do? Very! You will learn three different methods. One of them is almost self working!

Do I have to palm anything?
Nope. Your hands remain empty at all times. You can perform Mint-O completely surrounded.

Are there any angle restrictions?
Nope. There is not a single bad angle for Mint-O. You could even perform it naked if you wanted to (but that would be a bit weird!)

How long does it take to reset?
Mint-O resets instantly. You can perform it over and over again.

I can't find Lifesaver mints in my country.
No problem! We demo this all over the world and they are readily available online. Or you can use the local equivalent of course.

A big thank you to Colin Gilbert, the originator of the Linking Mints effect, for his blessing to produce Mint-O. Colin never received the widespread credit that he deserved for this landmark effect and we are thrilled to be able to spotlight him to a new generation of magicians.

You get the gimmicks you need plus access to a 15-minute instructional video that shares three approaches, so you can amaze your audiences with a fresh new trick...Mint-O!


Community questions about MINT-O

Have a question about this product? It's possible others do too. Ask here and other Vanishing Inc. Magic customers will be able to respond with assistance! Alternatively, email us and we can help too.

  • Doug asks: Does this work with AirPods?

    • 1. David answers: In fact, it's even easier with AirPods!
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  • Leo asks: Can the mint on the rope be investigated afterwards and/or be consumed?

    • 1. Michael answers: The clean up taught with this trick is fantastic and very natural and is very convincing. You can display the mint on the headphones without worry straight after the link
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  • Joschka asks: Are the linked cable and mint instantly examinable (doubt it, as that would make this a miracle)?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The mint and cable are examinable after the mint has been removed from the cord. But ... don't ask someone to examine something that has been in your mouth! Have a heart, soldier.
  • Stephen asks: Could this be used with a ring instead of a mint, or a coin with a hole in the middle?

    • 1. Michael answers: Not in this case. The effect uses the mint as the main object.
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  • Phil asks: I have not bought this, but the idea of sticking someone's headphones in your mouth is a turn off. Looks great in the trailer though. I wonder what is really going thru their minds WTF! or WTF you doing that?

    • 1. Gary answers: I'm thinking the same thing. Who wants their headphone cord with spit all over it.
    • 2. Michael answers: You can use your own headphones or use a wipe after the trick. Overall you don’t put the headphones in your mouth for more than a couple of seconds the only part of your mouth that will touch the headphones is your lips closing around it
    • 3. Thomas answers: Then do it as a finale for crazy mans handcuff by linking the mint on rubber band in use...
    • 4. Thomas answers: Then do it as a finale for crazy mans handcuff by linking the mint on rubber band in use...
    • 5. Maksymilian answers: There are three methods explained in the tutorial. In one of them you don't have to put the headphones in your mouth.
    • 6. Maksymilian answers: There are three methods explained in the tutorial. In one of them you don't have to put the headphones in your mouth.
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  • Daniel asks: is the clean-up for the effect as clean as performing the effect itself? (being able to cleanly remove the mint and return the spectators headphones in a non fishy way etc.)

    • 1. Michael answers: There are three different methods taught and yes you can perform this very cleanly and easily in a very natural, non fishy way
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  • Frankie asks: Does this only use headphones or can something else be used

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You can use anything thin and long!
  • asks: Can you hand out the mint, and can they eat it after?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You can hand out *a* mint. But not the very clever gimmick you are buying here.
  • Neil asks: Which works better lifesaver mints or polo? I'm concerned one will match the gimmick better than the other

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Either/or. They are very, very similar looking.
  • George asks: Would dental floss be too thin to use instead of headphones?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Dental floss should work!
  • Joseph asks: > You get the gimmicks you need > No props to replace. > No DIY props to make. If you aren't using a prop, but using a gimmick, can you please explain the difference?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The gimmick you get does not need replacing. You can use it over and over again.
  • Tom asks: Can this be done with a thin solid object, like a coat hanger or similar for example?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: With practice, yes.
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Customer reviews for MINT-O



Absolutely love this effect I love it so much I whrote a multi phased routine for it. Its now my first trick in my stage show. George did a great job on this update. I feel like this piece was made for me. Thanks vanishing inc team.

Kieron johnson



This effect is brilliant. This is something I now keep with me wherever I think I will have a chance to use it. Worth every penny.



Love this effect! It's different and unexpected, and the magic happens so visually. It's easy to make the necessary moves on the off beats to clean up. As a bonus, I stocked up on Pep O Mint Lifesavers, and now every time I open it to practice, my cabinet of curiosities smells minty fresh!



Devastating effect. First response I got was ‘do that again’, and thanks to the reset methods I was able to ‘do that again’ multiple times until I was sick of polos.



When I first got this I was worried of the cleanup, but Liam teaches a brilliant one, I perform this right after my ring and rope routine, I recommend it, look great live and on camera!



Great Gimmick. This simple and brilliant Gimmick is a must always take with you. Every time I perform it, you see stunned eyes on people's faces. I always carry with me the Gimmick, a large elastic band and a wire a few millimeters thick. I avoid taking wires of headphones on loan, but the effect is guaranteed. Well done Thank you



Smashing trick - genuinely surprises people.



This is absolutely diabolical. Well made, great instruction, easy to do.



This is a simple routine that packs a big punch. The gimmick is also better quality than previous versions of similar effects.



I cannot do the trick as demonstrated. The video is comprehensive, but omits the details of the all-important "sleight-of-tongue" necessary to link the mint and cord in the mouth.

MINT-O by Liam Jumpertz