Minty Zaki, the queen of the ice cream set in jewel, always has an ace up her tasty sleeve, especially when it comes to racing. Refreshing and full of resources, Minty Zaki is a defender of good causes, but for the wrong reasons. Minty's candy theme appears to be based on mints and candied apples, as opposed to an actual minty theme. Her go-kart is the Veloci-Wrapper. Minty Zaki’s name pays homage to renowned Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. In the concept art, her original name was "Emmareld".
With the release of the movie in Japan, Minty received a completely new design, known as Minty Sakura. She's been given an overall Asian theme to her design, wearing Japanese pocky candy in her hair like that of stylized chopsticks. Originally believed to be a redesign of Candlehead until it was later discovered that both Candlehead and the new design appear together on the official Japanese poster for the movie. It was officially revealed that the new design belonged to Minty with the reveal of the official Japanese trailer on the Japanese game website 4Gamer. During the trailer, Minty's new design is shown alongside the racers when introduced, however, her original design later appears during the scene in which the other racers destroy Vanellope's scrap kart, so it appears there are some minor inconsistencies regarding this new design. When the racers are throwing their medals, Minty Sakura replaces Snowanna while the original Minty Zaki is still in the background. This also points out how Candlehead was originally Minty Zaki because of Minty Sakura's similar outfit design.
- Note: Candlehead's name was originally going to be Minty, but the name was eventually given to this character instead and in fact, The racer Torvald Batterbutter resembles an orange and gold palette swap of Minty and the racer Sticky Wipplesnit resembles a turquoise palette swap.