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Delamere

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RE: Looking for the name of a candy Thu, 11/17/05 4:54 PM (permalink)
Great Laurie,

Thanks for the follow up. I'm really glad you told her about my experience because UNLESS mine was a one time happening I'm afraid if what she says is true about being deluged with orders then there are going to be boat loads of unhappy customers. I mean, it may have been a complete fluke that this happened to me, but as I'm sitting here writing to you I'm looking at the candy, and believe me these suckers are glued together like passionate lovers.....I mean there is no prying them apart.

Oh, BTW, I wrote to VCS, and told them how disappointed I was. Unfortunately I threw away the box never thinking I had to return candy. We'll see. Sure hope they get on top of this. I also told them about not including the orange ones-----big mistake IMO.

Keep us posted and can't wait till your order arrives.

Barbara
 
    dasl_4

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    RE: Looking for the name of a candy Thu, 11/17/05 5:37 PM (permalink)
    I have ordered the French creams Fruit French creams and the Christmas French creams(includes cinnamon flavored)from Olivers.I wish my local candy stores that carry the Vermont Maple candies would carry the French Creams too to save on the $9.00 shipping charge .. but as long as they are yummy I will be ok :)
     
      dasl_4

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      RE: Looking for the name of a candy Mon, 11/21/05 2:34 PM (permalink)
      Well my candy arrived from Oliver's

      The x-mas flavors peppermint cinnamon and spearmint are pretty good ... the fruit flavored ones though aren't very good. And I just went to their website where they have increased the prices on the French creams .. LOL guess we ordered too many. I doubt I will order them again. :(
       
        Ljbud44

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        RE: Looking for the name of a candy Fri, 12/2/05 1:24 AM (permalink)
        Hi all,
        I got my "pastel mints" today from VCS. Except for the fact that they were left on my porch either on or near the door so when I opened it they fell and a few were broken, they were in pretty good shape. Not stuck together and Yummy! The white cardboard box say's Oliver's in a blue oval and are called "cream mints".
        There are 4 colors green, white (not my favorite either Barbara) yellow and pink. With all this talk about these candies I don't know now if I remember orange ones or not! How strange. Size, shape and color seem to be the same. Maybe just slightly and I do mean slightly in diameter are smaller but they taste the same to me, especially the pink ones, and they do have the ribs on the backside. I think there are about 72 to 80 candies in the box. I've eaten a few. But there seems to be about 18/20 of each of the 4 colors.
        I'm satisfied and when/if I have a craving again I'd order them, but from Oliver's next time. My last order of french creams directly from Oliver's came in about 2 days! Much much quicker than from VCS.
        But at this price it'll be a long while before I order any more. I doubt even Oliver's would be that much cheaper considering they raised the price of the french creams. They know the demand.
        Well, I've enjoyed this quest with all of you. Since starting here I've located 3 of my favorites and just this week found the 4th, Raspberry's & Blackberries. A Haribo gummi from Germany. I found it locally at a reasonable price, instead of bulk fills at twice the price. My hubby travels internationally just not to Germany anymore. Wish I had figured this one out last year!
        Well, off to search for another, LOL but I'll check back periodically to see how ya all are doing and if I can help search with ya.

        Happy Holidays!

        Laurie
         
          Delamere

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          RE: Looking for the name of a candy Fri, 12/2/05 12:52 PM (permalink)
          Hi Ljbud44,

          I'm so happy to hear you finally received your order, and even more important that they arrived in good shape. Maybe mine was just a freak happening. I'm sitting here looking at them right now, and they are all smashed together with no way of getting just one wafer in tact. I'm assuming yours didn't have any spacers either. I also remember them being a bit larger in size more along the size of those round, thin chocolate mints that used to come in the long boxes.

          Anyway, as far as the orange ones......I'm almost positive they were there, but orange may be a bit misleading. Seems to me they were more in the sherbet pastel orange shade, more a light coral perhaps. Only reason I seem to remember them is they were my favorites. Flavor a little hard to describe, not really an orange taste.

          It's been fun and guess I'll order some of the French creams to see how they are.

          Merry Christmas everyone,

          Barbara (Delamere)
           
            dasl_4

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            RE: Looking for the name of a candy Fri, 12/2/05 11:24 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by Ljbud44

            Raspberry's & Blackberries. A Haribo gummi from Germany


            They sell them at Walgreens and a store called International Marketplace around me
             
              Ljbud44

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              RE: Looking for the name of a candy Sat, 12/3/05 12:23 PM (permalink)
              Barbara, for what it's worth I like the regular french creams better than the fruit. fyi
              Your discription of the orange mints do jog a memory. Still can't be sure. And no I had no spacers in my box either. The box also says 8-10 days shelf life. We'll there's no way I'm going to eat these so quickly after waiting for them all these years! I'm going to savor every bite. And also I don't plan on buying more anytime soon at that price.
              Thanks dasl_4 that's exactly where I did find them. I bought several bags.
              Knowing of Walgreens any chance you live in the east? Michigan?
              Laurie
               
                tat4229

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                RE: Looking for the name of a candy Sat, 12/3/05 4:59 PM (permalink)
                They were called Merrimints, and they are now sold at The Vermont Country Store.
                 
                  tat4229

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                  RE: Looking for the name of a candy Sat, 12/3/05 5:03 PM (permalink)
                  French creams can be found at Oliver's Candy in N. Y. I've bought them, and they are terrific! Similar to Merrimints, but creamier.
                   
                    dasl_4

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                    RE: Looking for the name of a candy Sat, 12/3/05 7:49 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by Ljbud44

                    Barbara, for what it's worth I like the regular french creams better than the fruit. Knowing of Walgreens any chance you live in the east? Michigan?
                    Laurie

                    I agree about the reg. flavors being better than fruit ones ... Florida actually.... But am from the midwest and Indiana has Walgreens as well.
                     
                      RubyRose

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                      RE: Looking for the name of a candy Sun, 12/4/05 7:28 AM (permalink)
                      I sometimes forget what I had for breakfast but I sure do remember Merrimints. There were 5 flavors and orange WAS one of them. It was a pale orange color and the flavor was also orange but not too strong, more of the taste of canned mandarin oranges.

                      I got a box from VCS and mine arrived fine - not a passionate lover in the bunch. The size and shape was right on target. The taste was good and a very close approximation for recreating something that no longer exists except in our memories.

                      For me, the only unanswered question is whether VCS added them to their lineup based on seeing this thread. I would be interested in knowing that.
                       
                        Delamere

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                        RE: Looking for the name of a candy Sun, 12/4/05 12:11 PM (permalink)
                        Whew! Thanks RubyRose---I knew I was getting older, and while my memory is probably fading a tad I was almost positive about the orange, and yes, I'm sure you're right about the flavor. Just seemed to me if it was an orange flavor it was very slight. Think I remember it as being a "refreshing" flavor.

                        Now, the size, I remember as being a little larger, but then again when you're young I think you remember things as being larger than what they really are. I know that's certainly true about revisiting past homes. They always turned out being smaller than what I remembered.

                        Anyway, I'm happy to know yours arrived in great shape. I'm sure my experience was a freak thing.

                        Barbara (Delamere)

                         
                          lisaonthegoco

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                          RE: Looking for the name of a candy Sat, 12/17/05 1:37 PM (permalink)
                          Is Fannie Farmer extinct? My mother used to buy a slender box of colored mint wafers called "sherberts" from Fannie Farmer candy store in Billings,MT. They had ridges and when you sucked on them they had a whisper of lemon for the yellow ones and orange for orange. I also bought the VCS and was disappointed that they were just colored wafer of the same flavor and really only tasted of sugar.
                           
                            Delamere

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                            RE: Looking for the name of a candy Sat, 12/17/05 1:53 PM (permalink)
                            Hi Lisaonthegoco,

                            Interesting--I'd forgotten about Fannie Farmer. I just did a search and found this about them on www.chocolatecritic.com .



                            Saturday, July 10, 2004

                            "Question: What Ever Happened to Fannie Farmer?

                            A reader writes: “What happened to Fannie Farmer Candies? All the retail stores in Massachusetts seem to have gone away. They were the only place I could get buttercream chocolates. Lindt and Godiva do not seem to do buttercreams, and in the case of Godiva their chocolates are very pricey. At least Fannie Farmer used to be a reasonable price and were good.” Sad to say, Fannie Farmer/Fannie May went out of business (actually, they filed Chapter 11) earlier (January) this year. ... "



                            As far as VCS try them again. They've just put out some mints that are different flavors. They didn't include the orange ones, but the other 4 are there. Not bad tasting although I had a problem with them being stuck together when they arrived. Other's seem to have had a better experience.

                            Good luck,
                            Delamere
                             
                              dasl_4

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                              RE: Looking for the name of a candy Wed, 12/21/05 12:30 AM (permalink)
                              Merry Christmas .. Happy Holidays .. Hope everyone has their fav. candies around
                               
                                Ljbud44

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                                RE: Looking for the name of a candy Wed, 12/21/05 12:48 AM (permalink)
                                Thanks dasl_4. The same to you and all here.

                                Laurie
                                 
                                  clbmd

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                                  RE: Looking for the name of a candy Thu, 01/26/06 10:11 PM (permalink)
                                  I grew up in SE PA and my great grandmother used to fill her candy dishes with crystal cream mints. They were the ridged disks in pink (wintergreen), white (peppermint) and green (spearmint). God, they were exquisite!!! I never forgot them and then I found them in a different version by chance at Stutz's - holiday shapes for every occasion, and they're just as good as the disks. Stutz's has made candy since 1933 and is pretty big in the NE Philly suburbs. When I go home to visit I stop there and buy at least 10 boxes ($4.99 a box of about 20). Their assortment also includes lemon mint which is very good, too, and I think orange mint can be had.
                                  I rarely eat candy, but when I get my hands on these things I grab a good book, get under the covers and eat until I go into a sugar coma.
                                  Stutz's number for their Warrington shop is (215)343-6212.
                                   
                                    Delamere

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                                    RE: Looking for the name of a candy Thu, 01/26/06 10:21 PM (permalink)

                                    Hi Clbmd,

                                    Wow, where were you when we needed you :-) . That's great! I wonder if they have a website. If you've read this whole thread you know we've tried a couple of sources with varying results. Yours sounds very promising even though they're not the round shapes.

                                    Thanks so much for your comments. I'm off to see if they have a site and order from them.

                                    Delamere
                                     
                                      clbmd

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                                      RE: Looking for the name of a candy Fri, 01/27/06 9:12 AM (permalink)
                                      I get cravings for these things and I'm having a big one now... lol. There's no website, unfortunately. I've searched for years. You just call and place your order. They don't offer the disks, but at Christmas the candy is shaped like Santa, christmas trees, candy canes, etc. At Easter, bunnies, chicks, and so on.
                                      I just ordered almost $100 worth of candies including crystal cremes from Vermont Candies and Yummies just to see what they're like. I used to love Reeds cinnamon candies, those peppermint sticks that just dissolve in your mouth, the filled raspberry candies and all kinds of other things I remember from childhood so I've got quite a treasure trove coming soon. I'm starting to regret finding this site!!! Gee... thanks - I'll blame any extra poundage on you.
                                      Cee
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by Delamere


                                      Hi Clbmd,

                                      Wow, where were you when we needed you :-) . That's great! I wonder if they have a website. If you've read this whole thread you know we've tried a couple of sources with varying results. Yours sounds very promising even though they're not the round shapes.

                                      Thanks so much for your comments. I'm off to see if they have a site and order from them.

                                      Delamere
                                       
                                        Delamere

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                                        RE: Looking for the name of a candy Fri, 01/27/06 1:34 PM (permalink)
                                        Hi Clbmd,

                                        Oh no you don't--- I have enough trouble with my own poundage :-). I'll be curious to know how you like the ones you get from the VCS. I'm not sure if you read my "review" on page 5 of this thread, but I was extremely disappointed starting off with the whole box of wafers were stuck together---I never got even one whole wafer---- and there were no separators between the flavors. Think someone else who got theirs from VCS had a better experience, so hopefully your experience will be better than mine. Anyway, I'll call Stutz's. Don't remember "Yummies". I'll have to search that one out also.

                                        Delamere
                                         
                                          clbmd

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                                          RE: Looking for the name of a candy Sat, 01/28/06 9:34 AM (permalink)
                                          Oh...well... it was worth a try... lol
                                          I think Yummies has better prices than Vermont on some things. Vermont has a 54 piece box of formed crystal cremes for $22.95 which comes to about 42 cents a piece. Yummies disks come in assorted, wintergreen and peppermint as well as lemon and orange for about 29 cents a piece. I'm trying both just to see how close they are to Stutz's.
                                          I did read your review and if I remember, sheesh! 40 years ago when I was a kid that was the norm. I'm hoping with cooler weather that won't happen. Then again, I figure they'll at least taste the same or at least hope so <g>.
                                          Cee
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by Delamere

                                          Hi Clbmd,

                                          Oh no you don't--- I have enough trouble with my own poundage :-). I'll be curious to know how you like the ones you get from the VCS. I'm not sure if you read my "review" on page 5 of this thread, but I was extremely disappointed starting off with the whole box of wafers were stuck together---I never got even one whole wafer---- and there were no separators between the flavors. Think someone else who got theirs from VCS had a better experience, so hopefully your experience will be better than mine. Anyway, I'll call Stutz's. Don't remember "Yummies". I'll have to search that one out also.

                                          Delamere
                                           
                                            Delamere

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                                            RE: Looking for the name of a candy Sat, 01/28/06 12:35 PM (permalink)
                                            Please keep "us" ( might be just you and me left) informed as to which you think is the best---- look forward to your review. I must say that I enjoyed the taste of the VCS ones, even though I had to eat it like a Popsicle :-)
                                             
                                              clbmd

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                                              RE: Looking for the name of a candy Sun, 01/29/06 1:14 PM (permalink)
                                              I will certainly keep you posted - and also on the other stuff I got from Yummies.com. It's been years since I've had the filled hard candy raspberries oh, and licorice pipes! - I'd forgotten all about them! I also ordered the filled peppermint balls from VCS. I tried to get the filled straws but they were sold out. Oh, well. In any event, Hubby will find me curled up with a book on some snowy day just glazy eyed with happiness.
                                              Cee
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by Delamere

                                              Please keep "us" ( might be just you and me left) informed as to which you think is the best---- look forward to your review. I must say that I enjoyed the taste of the VCS ones, even though I had to eat it like a Popsicle :-)
                                               
                                                clbmd

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                                                RE: Looking for the name of a candy Tue, 01/31/06 12:11 PM (permalink)
                                                omg omg omg... I just got my yummies.com order! First of all, I'm so pleased with their shipping time - I ordered late on the evening of 1/26 and it's noon on the 31st.
                                                You know the first thing I opened were the crystal cremes... they're absolutely heavenly - exactly the right texture and taste. The price was pretty good, too - $2.99 for a box of 10 good-sized disks.
                                                I bought a box of wintergreen, one peppermint and one assorted. Haven't sampled them yet. I'm a little disappointed that there's no spearmint, but you can't have everything. <g>
                                                I'll keep you posted when I get the Vermont order.

                                                Cee
                                                 
                                                  Delamere

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                                                  RE: Looking for the name of a candy Tue, 01/31/06 12:27 PM (permalink)
                                                  Oh that's great, Clbmd, glad you like them. If I remember, I also got them when I first started looking for the "originals" and liked them also. Only thing was I think they were smaller, a little fatter, and not as many in the box as the originals I remember, but really great taste.

                                                  Looking forward to your review from VCS.

                                                  Delamere

                                                   
                                                    clbmd

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                                                    RE: Looking for the name of a candy Tue, 01/31/06 12:33 PM (permalink)
                                                    This is pretty funny... it's about 20 minutes after my last email and I just got the package from Vermont. Pretty great shipping time for both...
                                                    I ripped open the box and sampled one each of the peppermint and wintergreen. Eh... I'm not as impressed with these and I don't know why. The texture is a little off - more dense than yummies and I know thicker in texture than Stutz's. Not bad, but just a little different. Maybe it's the price - $22.95 for a box of 54 little shaped widgets which is a lot more expensive than yummies (42 cents each compared to about 29 cents each - and the Vermont candy is half the size).
                                                    Cee
                                                    quote:
                                                    Originally posted by Delamere

                                                    Oh that's great, Clbmd, glad you like them. If I remember, I also got them when I first started looking for the "originals" and liked them also. Only thing was I think they were smaller, a little fatter, and not as many in the box as the originals I remember, but really great taste.

                                                    Looking forward to your review from VCS.

                                                    Delamere


                                                     
                                                      Delamere

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                                                      RE: Looking for the name of a candy Tue, 01/31/06 12:50 PM (permalink)
                                                      HA! That's great! Well, I can't speak to the thickness of VCS since mine were literally all stuck together, but the end piece had ridges at least.

                                                      You know I had ordered from another place, I think it might be Herbert's. Let me go back in my posts and see if I can find it. Think they were pretty good, but again smaller.

                                                      I'll be back.

                                                      Delamere
                                                       
                                                        Delamere

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                                                        RE: Looking for the name of a candy Tue, 01/31/06 12:55 PM (permalink)
                                                        Here you go Clbmd, try this. I got mine from http://www.hebertcandies.com/ . The candy is called "Pastel Mints" and the price is 7 oz for $3.95. The candy is NOT on their site (or at least wasn't when I orginially posted this), but can be ordered from their toll free number which is (866) 432-3781 extension 243. If that number isn't correct let me know and I'll do it again.

                                                        Delamere



                                                         
                                                          Puregrace

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                                                          RE: Looking for the name of a candy Sat, 02/11/06 4:36 PM (permalink)
                                                          I can't believe that so many others are going through the same search for YEARS!!
                                                          I have tried VCS/Oliver's mint and while they are close, they are just not the same! We received ours in good shape, but they really are pricey. Lammes is a far cry from the real thing. In my experience Lammes just isn't good at creams. They are quite good at nuts, chewies and chocolate covered strawberries. Meltaways are not MerriMints.
                                                          We bought Russell Stovers rendition about 5 years ago, named Rosebud Mints: they came with a piped rosebud on top. Of course they have discontinued them. Russell Stover sent us to a subsidiary candy specialist in Kansas City, but they won't make them either. I wonder if they know what they're missing out on. This site has searched over 2 years to quench tastes . . . You'd think that would be worth something to them. We have also heard of them ny the name Wedding Mints.
                                                          We are in the process of trying Stutz's Daisy Mints and Hebert's Pastel Mints. Of course my mother, in Missouri gets to try both since it's cold up there. We will have to wait for the judgement and a visit when she can bring some down south. Shipping at $20.00+ is only worth it if you get THE REAL THING.
                                                          What ever happened to the recipe? Did anyone ever try it?
                                                          Thanks so much for all your tips and trials. The hunt is on!!
                                                           
                                                            Delamere

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                                                            RE: Looking for the name of a candy Sat, 02/11/06 5:09 PM (permalink)
                                                            Hello Puregrace,
                                                            Welcome to our little search thread. I'm telling you it's getting confusing with all the ones we've tried. Let's see, think it was Herbert's that I tried and they were OK, but again not what I remember. I'm getting a couple of the places mixed up, but think Herbert's also didn't have the orange ones that were in the original selection.

                                                            I remember the Russel Stover's mints also. They really were great and I know whenever I go to our local drug store that carried them I'm always looking to see if they've brought them back. No luck :-(

                                                            Someone else on the thread recommended Stutz, but so far I haven't called to try them. Looked for a website, but they don't seem to have one.

                                                            Keep us posted on what you find. As you know I'm the one who received the VCS mints that arrived in block form so don't think I'm trying them again. The little pieces I chipped off weren't that good anyway. One of those close but no cigar situations.

                                                            Delamere
                                                             
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