Unsavory connotations

Sometimes what seems like a clever name winds up not being so clever after all. I give you Exhibit A:

I know what they were thinking: “Mints! With Vermont water and Vermont maple syrup! Ver-Mints – get it?” I’m terribly sorry, but the big ol’ uppercase M in the brand name and in “PepperMint” do nothing to draw my mind away from the word VERMIN here. The vermints.com website only makes it worse: if it’s not vermin, it’s varmints. While the website assures me that these mints contain “absolutely no animal products,” I still can’t help seeing vermin!