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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/01/07 18:45:50 (permalink)
Would love to know that recipe. Even if I had to make an industrial batch. They would be gone in a flash.
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/01/08 21:45:42 (permalink)
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Originally posted by arnisarn

Were they called Meltaways or was that some other candy????




The mints I want are the ones called MERRIMINTS. They have a Grainy sugar texture that melt in your mouth and are very fragile.
The ones that LOOK like the merri Mints are called Sherbet mints and are nothing even close. The Sherbet mints are actually white/ colored chocolate (sans cocoa).
The vermont country store no longer carrys the merrimints and I don't see them on the Olivers website.

I am moving to Pittsburgh in a few months and hope to find them at moose choclates

BTW.. If any of you are located or get to South Florida, we have a Great candy store that opened a few years ago and carries almost any candy still made... Its called To The Moon, in Wilton Manors...
Later
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/01/20 03:22:23 (permalink)
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The vermont country store no longer carrys the merrimints and I don't see them on the Olivers website.


Oliver's sells them as "Pastel Mints" and they do have them on the web page I just checked.
http://www.oliverscandies.com/storeproductdetails.asp?ssid=CCF05F18-DADB-473F-A6C6-DE5C8F094731&CategoryID=70&ProductID=219
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/01/20 03:25:32 (permalink)
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I have not ordered the ones from Lammes Candies but they look similar.


The Lammes Candies ones are notat all what you want. They are white chocolate based and waxy. I love white chocolate but found the Lammes inedble and ended up throwing them out.

So far, of all the ones I've tried, Oliver's has been the closest o my memory of Merrimints.
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/01/27 02:05:09 (permalink)
I finally ordered the pastel mints from Olivers. Not the french creams which i had ordered before. THese are as close to merrimints I have ever had. They were VERY fresh (didn't stick together) and are delicious. I don't remember a lemon one but they were actually so good I believe I would have chosen those as my favorites had I tasted them at 9 yrs old. I give these a 10 for being as close to the original merrimints as I can remember. THanks for the forum in helping find these.
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/01/30 03:27:28 (permalink)
Well I found them !

I went to the candy place in Pittsburgh and the main store - The Chocolate Moose in Squirrl Hill, and bought all they had in the case..about 1 1/2 pounds which is about 50 mints. They are not all mint flavored they had Cinnamon ( too hot), Orange (too sweet), lemon, peppermint and wintergreen. I would stick with the last 3 flavors.
They also had two mints with chocolate in between.
The cost was about $30 ($20 per lb), not bad for something so rare.
Hope you all get to try them.
ROB

Chocolate Moose
732 Filbert St
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 688-8800
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/02/01 07:09:07 (permalink)
I have been following this thread for the past several months. Like all of you, I am a Merrimints fan, but have only had them maybe twice in my life, yet I still remember them as a special kind of candy that can never be replaced by something 'modern'.

I was not fortunate enough to have parents or relatives who bought them at Christmas or other special times. My older brother got married in 1968 and I remember them at the wedding reception my parents had. (I don't remember any of the other food but I do remember the Merrimints!) They were a common item to have at a wedding reception. It seems once or possibly twice I've had them somewhere else. I know it's been more than 30 years since I remember having them, so the statement that they were discontinued in the mid 1970's fits with what I remember.

I have searched on the Internet for them in the past. and found mention of them being no longer made, so this thread really caught my interest.

When I first found this thread several months ago, I went to the Oliver's website, searched, and they were not there! Someone else on this thread said the same thing, so maybe they occasionally are taken off the site.

At any rate, I did order two boxes of the Merrimints. I ordered them on Jan. 12, a Friday.They shipped them the same day I ordered, via Priority Mail. Jan. 15 was MLK Day, so there were no deliveries that day. I received them on the 16th of January (the following Tuesday).

You can't ask for any faster service than that!

A few of the mints were VERY slightly stuck together, but they were very easily pulled apart with no damage or even the slightest mark. They were VERY fresh, and had a piece of bubble plastic on top of the mints. They weren't jumbled around or broken.

All the flavors were very close to how I remember them. The white ones were peppermint and were the strongest flavored ones. They were my least favorite of the 4 flavors. The lemon ones were the most subtle flavored, and I think would be improved with a bit more lemon flavoring.

There were no orange ones available at the time I ordered (and I would have very much liked to have tried those).

I enjoyed every single piece and yes, I will be ordering more. Sure, they're expensive but worth it.

If you only order one box, the shipping is $9.00, if you order two boxes the shipping is only $9.90 and three boxes the shipping is only $10.00. So it is a bit cheaper to order more than one box at a time.

Besides, one box won't last you very long! Believe me, one box is being cruelly stingy with yourself!

I did share with friend at work a dozen mints (three of each flavor to try). She is older than I am (I wouldn't waste them on someone too young to remember how special they are) and she has good taste in candy. She said they were 'so fresh' and she loved them. She kept them all to herself (didn't share any with her husband!) and declared that she wanted a box of them for herself!
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/02/21 07:33:01 (permalink)
I love those candies too and was searching for them. Johnson candies has an online store called Spillevink Sweets. Since my nephew lives in MA I asked him to look this up. Here's their online store. :) Enjoy. http://www.spillevinksweets.com/
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/02/21 07:36:21 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Delamere

Hi,

I wonder if anyone here is old enough to remember a mint candy wafer that came in a long box. This was back in the 50s and 60s. I remember them when I lived in northern Virginia. I think there were about 5 different colors each in it's own section of the box. There were white ones (peppermint) green (lime), pink (spearmint, I think), sort of an orange color one and a yellow one which was lemon. They were each about the size if a silver dollar and the backside of each mint had ridges like the potato chips. I cannot for the life of me remember the name, and would love to know if they're still around. The Vermont store had something like them a couple of years ago, but when I called to ask if each color had a distinctive taste they said no, so don't think they were the same.

Thanks everyone for any help you can give me.

Delamere

This is where you can order those online. My nephew lives in Somerville and found the site for me. *I* ordered some this morning. :) http://www.spillevinksweets.com/. Hope you enjoy them.
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/02/23 00:49:26 (permalink)
I get a 404 (not found) when I try to go to http://www.spillevinksweets.com/
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/04/28 22:50:45 (permalink)
There's a December 1964 McCall's magazine up on eBay right now that has a full page ad for "Delson Merrimints". It's eBay item number 330114582843. I'm not going to pay $10 just for a Merrimint ad, but I think I will start looking through old magazines at yard sales.....

Vlad

p.s. I got a 404 for spillevinksweets, too.
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/04/30 13:41:19 (permalink)

$10. isn't so bad
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/05/03 15:37:28 (permalink)
boy, those colors are a whole lot more vivid than I remember. And they look fatter, in the box, than in my memory too. But it's so great to see an ad for them.

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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/05/04 11:21:22 (permalink)
I see Delson's Thin Mints in Dollar Stores all the time.
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/05/14 19:19:59 (permalink)
sigh...why couldn't it have been that the Delson Thin Mints were discontinued and the Merrimints were the ones still around?

A few weeks ago, I gave a few Oliver's pastel mints to my older sister (who is 63), she remembered them and said "I know they're nothing but pure sugar but I love them".

By the way, the page on Oliver's candies that has the pastel mints is gone, but I still see them come up in the 'rotating sidebar' on their site that features a different candy on each page visit.

I assume that they've temporarily taken them off the site again, as they seem to do at times. I would think they're still available if you call them and special order them.

Dasi, thanks so much for the picture! How cool to see an ad for them! I saved it to my computer. and I also 'photoshopped' a copy to make the colors of the mints more pastel, so they look closer to what I remember.
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/05/15 17:11:19 (permalink)
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Dasl, thanks so much for the picture! How cool to see an ad for them! I saved it to my computer. and I also 'photoshopped' a copy to make the colors of the mints more pastel, so they look closer to what I remember.

Thanks to vladadog for the Ebay auction and the person nice enough to send a pic of ad .. I just posted it for the ppl here
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/07/10 16:48:00 (permalink)
I know it's been said many times, but I'm thrilled to find others looking for the same candy I've been obsessing about! I used to buy Pastel Mints at Marshall Fields in Chicago as a child. I'm a candy lover, truly addicted to sugar, and this is my favorite candy of all time.

The last time I was able to get them was for my wedding in 1985. Fields was no longer carrying them in the case, I had to special order them through the Fields candy department. Unfortunately I didn't get details on where they got them at the time. It took awhile to recover from the shock when I went back a year later and was told they're no longer available.

I look for them whenever I go into a candy shop around the country. The closest I've come was something called Crystal Mints in Wellfleet on Cape Cod. They are the same only granular sugar rather than smooth. The mints from Vermont Country store look the same so I'll try them. Of course, they weren't $22 a pound when I used to get them!

I know this forum is very old now, but please keep it up til we find those mints!
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/07/10 17:22:51 (permalink)
Sternfam3, order the mints from Olivers Candies, NOT from Vermont Country Store. VCS simply orders them from Olivers' and marks them up. They also take longer to get, as Olivers ships them to VCS who then ships them to you.

They're $13.95 a box from Olivers, and about $22 a box from VCS!

You also save on shipping from Olivers if you order more than one box (shipping for one box to my location is about $9, three boxes is $10.)
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/07/30 17:48:12 (permalink)
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Originally posted by sternfam3 I look for them whenever I go into a candy shop around the country. The closest I've come was something called Crystal Mints in Wellfleet on Cape Cod. They are the same only granular sugar rather than smooth. The mints from Vermont Country store look the same so I'll try them. Of course, they weren't $22 a pound when I used to get them!


I used to make rock candy with peppermint extract in it as a kid. Are Crystal Mints like that?
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/08/08 19:13:08 (permalink)
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Originally posted by sternfam3

I know it's been said many times, but I'm thrilled to find others looking for the same candy I've been obsessing about! I used to buy Pastel Mints at Marshall Fields in Chicago as a child. I'm a candy lover, truly addicted to sugar, and this is my favorite candy of all time.

The last time I was able to get them was for my wedding in 1985. Fields was no longer carrying them in the case, I had to special order them through the Fields candy department. Unfortunately I didn't get details on where they got them at the time. It took awhile to recover from the shock when I went back a year later and was told they're no longer available.

I look for them whenever I go into a candy shop around the country. The closest I've come was something called Crystal Mints in Wellfleet on Cape Cod. They are the same only granular sugar rather than smooth. The mints from Vermont Country store look the same so I'll try them. Of course, they weren't $22 a pound when I used to get them!

I know this forum is very old now, but please keep it up til we find those mints!
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/08/08 19:22:06 (permalink)
Sternfam3 - I was also married in 1985 and the last time I had those wonderful mints was in 1985! A few months before my wedding, I was at the Marshall Field's candy counter when they caught my eye. The fruit flavors didn't appeal to me, but the wintergreen and peppermint sure did. How I wish I knew that would be the last of them for me; I would have enjoyed them even more. It can be kind of silly what becomes special to us over the years.....
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/10/17 20:39:12 (permalink)
Any new info? Has anyone been ordering?
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/10/19 18:26:03 (permalink)
Hey, Where is everyone buying merrymints??? Are you sure there not chowards mints??? I found there site if anyone wants to buy. Mike
http://www.chowardcompany.com
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/10/19 22:09:59 (permalink)
Because of this discussion I picked up these at Daffin's in Sharon, PA.

http://flickr.com/photos/typetive/1435718037/in/set-72157602332381161/

They just call them Sugar Mints. They came in a bunch of different flavors: sasafrass, root beer, lemon, orange, lime, wintergreen, peppermint and cinnamon.

Here's more photos from my trip through the factory and their store:

http://flickr.com/photos/typetive/sets/72157602332381161/

You can order some of their stuff online, I bet if you called them they'd pack them up and ship them.

www.daffins.com
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/10/20 12:46:36 (permalink)
Wow, cybele-- those Sugar Mints sure look like Merri-Mints! I went on Daffin's site you linked and searched, but couldn't find them. I checked under "Boxed Candies" and a few other specialties and even did a search using "Sugar Mints" but came up empty.
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/10/21 22:30:17 (permalink)
Check out merrimints at http://www.benandbills.com/gift_boxes.html
scrolling down the page past the chocolates.

I came across them when doing an internet search for merrimints.

I bought them and they arrived quickly. Some of them were crushed, but they were very good, even the crumbs. The colors are not as vivid as the original merrimints but the flavor is as good or better.
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/10/30 14:44:34 (permalink)
In Seattle we got them at Frederick and Nelson. We called them wedding mints because they would tint them to your color scheme. Every wedding had them. They were also made at Baker's Candy in Lake City. To get the ridges on the bottom, they would make them on a corrugated rubber mat. Mmmm.
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/11/17 02:40:50 (permalink)
The mints were called MerriMints. The colors were greem, pink, white,yellow and orange and were in a thin elongated box with a clear plastic window so you could see the mints and the mints just fit in perfectly. It held 5 of each color. They were pure sugar with 5 flavors and melted in your mouth. I had looked on the internet for many years for these and they no longer make them. I bought them at Michaels drug store in Florida for years then at Eckerds drug store. They were my all time favorite candy then one day I could no longer find them any where. The lemon ones were just like eating a lemon with sugar on it and the orange tasted like a tangerine. The green ones were wintergreen, hope this helps.
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/11/17 09:25:55 (permalink)
I just want to thank all of you who have posted here. For so many years I have searched when there was no (www.Icanfindanything) for these merrimints. I started looking on the internet in 2001 and phoned,emailed candy places and came up with nothing except they were no longer made. I could not remember who made them but remembered they were called merri-mints. So I quit looking for awhile, but I thought I would give it another try and found this site by accident. I started at page one and read every post and when I got to page 10 and saw that picture of the box of mints I almost started to cry as that is the box and those are the mints I have longed for since 1974. I can not tell how happy I am now that I can buy a close to product but it will not be the original and wish Delson would come back with them again. Wasn't anyone just a little curious as to how he (Delson) happen upon this site? All of your reviews on the ones that are as close to the real thing and best place to buy them have saved me and others many hours. There are many many more of us out there in search of speciality candies and snacks from our past like that milkshake candy bar. Which was best when you put them in the fridge. I also had a go round with that Frito Lay company about their Taco doritos. You use them in this awesome taco salad recipe. When I lived in FL they quit selling them in that state. 2 years later I moved to Ga. I was there one year and they stopped selling in that state so I tried to buy them directly from the Atlanta office and that was a no go. They do not sell them in the east anywhere but if you live in this small area of Ohio you can buy them. The cost is 2.50 at the Hamilton Ohio Walmart but if you look for them on Ebay watch out with shipping it is over 12.00 a bag. I tried to get my walmart to order them that was a no go. I have to buy my Bit o Honeys and Clark bars online becauce where I live they are not selling them anymore. I also have been having a hard time finding 5th Avenue and Zero bars where I live in FL. Has anyone else noticed this with these older candy bars? Well keep up the Merri-Mint search, maybe someone will put up a search site just for vintage candies and treats.
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RE: Looking for the name of a candy 2007/11/17 14:26:26 (permalink)
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I have to buy my Bit o Honeys and Clark bars online becauce where I live they are not selling them anymore. I also have been having a hard time finding 5th Avenue and Zero bars where I live in FL.


Wal-Mart sells Zero bars in Florida ... Walgreens sells 5th Avenue
Bit O Honeys usually at Family Dollar .. Clark Bars at Cracker Barrel .. most of these at Candy Castle in Deland
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