Trick by Liam Jumpertz
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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!


Customer reviews for MINT-O



Minto at first looks a bit silly. But it really does work well and easy. I combined Minto and Candy Morph and have created a nice 5 minute opener. Also add a real life saver in your mouth for the crunch sound. This simple little device really does have a wow factor. Phil


Guest Matija







I love this trick! Super clever and easy to perform. My only problem with it is I won't really be performing it much in person for a while due to the pandemic.


Martin S

Very neat little gimmick. If you have some experience in magic you'll probably work out what it is, but you won't know how well it's made until you see it: it's a beauty! Apart from the fact that it says 'MINT-O' instead of POLO it's visually indistinguishable from the real thing, and no one has yet noticed the wrong word.
Of the three (very similar) routines, I prefer the first. The only drawback - you have to eat a Polo mint every time you perform it and all that sugar is very fattening.



The trick is not difficult to do and works well as part of a series of effects with polo mints (Life Savers in the USA.) The instruction video for this effect is brief but excellent. The gimmick is well made and comes in a neat little storage box. This box is not too big for carrying about with you and is helpful because such a small gimmick could easily get lost. It is possible to end 'clean' but the best way of doing this is to crunch the ungimmicked polo mint up in your mouth - so you've got to like polo mints enough and not worry about sugary teeth if you do the trick often! This trick can be done with wired ear bud headphones. These are not much in use nowadays but you could use any kind of string, a shoe lace or a long pice of dental floss. Some people worry about spectators being "grossed out" by saliva, but I've not found this to be an issue, as long as you don't try to do this with borrowed headphones or borrowed shoelaces! Some ladies carry a reel of dental floss in their handbags so you could ask to borrow an 18 inch piece (but have your own supply in case none is forthcoming.) No one will want to inspect the dental floss at the end! Bin it responsibly! This trick would make a good opener for a series of polo mint effects. Perhaps street magic is the obvious setting. However, I've done polo mint routines successfully in a parlour setting. Where to go next? Here are some ideas: Floating polo mint (Tarantula 2); linking polo mints (I like to do that in conjunction with Ben Williams' LINKO.)



This is one of my favorite parts of my close-up set. Both for my virtual and in-person shows. Due to the current pandemic and probably in the future, you will not be able to borrow the headphone cord. I just use my own cord and it is just as great. If you guys need a routine, I recommend using Amazecups or a fire pan to make a bunch of mints appear then just pick out the gimmicked one and perform.



This is great for my virtual shows. Once things open back up again (Currently 2021 as I type this) I will be supplying my own earbud cord for this effect. The opportunities are endless with this gimmick. I do a linking mint effect in my mouth with these. Find out your own style and the opportunities are endless. this can be paired with a vanishing mint reappearing on the string. Feel free to use any of these ideas if you get them.



Great trick, really easy to do and gives great reactions. Can be done with normal earphones and borrowed mint, angle proof (unless someone is looking from inside your mouth).



This came with an order as a bonus and it is suck a great little addition to my performance. Once again thank you Vanishing Inc you have done it again A+



Smashing trick - genuinely surprises people.



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



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!



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.



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!



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.



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



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



Such an amazing trick!!! Soo fooling and people love watching this as it gives awesome reactions!!! It's incredibly smart and super fun to perform. It may sound a little disgusting but a non mouth version is even taught!!!

VI Monthly


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.


Community questions about MINT-O

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  • 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. Liam 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. Liam 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. Thomas answers: Then do it as a finale for crazy mans handcuff by linking the mint on rubber band in use...
    • 3. Liam 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
    • 4. Thomas answers: Then do it as a finale for crazy mans handcuff by linking the mint on rubber band in use...
    • 5. Roberto answers: In a post-covid world, it could be "The end of the world". If putting other's belongings in your mouth wasn't well accepted before, it surely is unacceptable today, even if you clean them.
    • 6. Lee answers: Just use a alcohol wipe to wipe the headphones down, geez. People act like it's the end of the world.
    • 7. 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.
    • 8. 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. Liam 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.
  • John asks: I’ve purchased, looks great! What’s the best way to turn the included “practice” gimmick into a functioning one? It’s eluded to but not specified. Don’t want to give anything away so please email me if better.

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Please email for this type of question.
  • Jack asks: Is the gimmick a polo or lifesaver?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Polo but they look the same
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