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NYNM

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Mints... Mon, 12/4/06 11:30 AM (permalink)
With the holidays approaching, I've been craving mints. Then I realize (like so much else) there's so many subvariations:
Peppermint
Spearmint
Wintergreen (is this a mint?)
now invented mints (candies/gum, etc): vanilla mint, ice mint, ?chocolate mint?, cool mint

Who can add to the list?
 
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    CajunKing

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    RE: Mints... Mon, 12/4/06 4:42 PM (permalink)
    Hershey Candy Cane Kisses

    I AM ADDICTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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      NYNM

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      RE: Mints... Tue, 12/5/06 9:14 AM (permalink)
      What about cinna-mint?
      (all those chewing gum mints are wierd)
       
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        Ashphalt

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        RE: Mints... Tue, 12/5/06 9:59 AM (permalink)
        I've always loved wintergreen the best. I don't know if it's technically a mint, but it is actually a native plant that usually grows in evergreen forests. When I was a kid I grew up chewing on leaves of checkerberry plants. Didn't find out until I was in my 30s that checkerberry and teaberry are just alternate names for wintergreen.
         
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          Jennifer_4

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          RE: Mints... Tue, 12/5/06 10:23 AM (permalink)
          Speaking of berries, mint, and weird gum flavors..I just had some "cool berry frost" gum.. not too bad..but I like weird flavors myself
           
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            dbrandon

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            RE: Mints... Tue, 12/5/06 11:13 AM (permalink)
            Penguins(R)-- caffienated mints. Regular, chocolate mint, or cinnamint.

            www.peppermints.com

            Dan B,
            mildly caffienated
             
            #6
              fabulousoyster

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              RE: Mints... Tue, 12/5/06 11:20 AM (permalink)

              From Holland:

              MENTHOLGROENTJES

              A green sugar coated gummi, "winegum" very strong, great in the winter, I've only found online.
               
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                CajunKing

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                RE: Mints... Tue, 12/5/06 12:52 PM (permalink)
                Dr McGillicuddy's Mentholmint Schnapps - Goes great with a BIG mug of hot cocoa
                 
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                  NYNM

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                  RE: Mints... Wed, 12/6/06 9:33 PM (permalink)
                  Just pssed some Lifesavers: CrystOmint, of course PeppOmint, SpearOmint, and now OrangeMint
                   
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                    Sister1

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                    RE: Mints... Thu, 12/7/06 4:53 PM (permalink)
                    Does anyone remember the peppermint "puffed" balls that would just melt in your mouth? I remember as a child that you could buy them in a can, or bag, and were in red and green (peppermint and spearmint) flavors. Does anyone know if these can still be purchased or if they still make them? The ones you can buy now (soft peppermint balls) are close but not like the ones of old. I would appreciate any help or information you can give. Thanks...
                     
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                      ann peeples

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                      RE: Mints... Thu, 12/7/06 5:18 PM (permalink)
                      Sister1-I have those...
                       
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                        dasl_4

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                        RE: Mints... Thu, 12/7/06 8:27 PM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by annpeeples

                        Sister1-I have those...


                        There is another thread about the puffs .. many of us miss them .. do you have a store?
                         
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                          hep2thejive

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                          RE: Mints... Thu, 12/7/06 8:31 PM (permalink)
                           
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                            Rusty246

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                            RE: Mints... Thu, 12/7/06 8:37 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by Sister1

                            Does anyone remember the peppermint "puffed" balls that would just melt in your mouth? I remember as a child that you could buy them in a can, or bag, and were in red and green (peppermint and spearmint) flavors. Does anyone know if these can still be purchased or if they still make them? The ones you can buy now (soft peppermint balls) are close but not like the ones of old. I would appreciate any help or information you can give. Thanks...

                            "Bob's" peppermint balls? Seriously.....
                             
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                              Adjudicator

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                              RE: Mints... Thu, 12/7/06 8:44 PM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by Rusty246

                              quote:
                              Originally posted by Sister1

                              Does anyone remember the peppermint "puffed" balls that would just melt in your mouth? I remember as a child that you could buy them in a can, or bag, and were in red and green (peppermint and spearmint) flavors. Does anyone know if these can still be purchased or if they still make them? The ones you can buy now (soft peppermint balls) are close but not like the ones of old. I would appreciate any help or information you can give. Thanks...

                              "Bob's" peppermint balls? Seriously.....


                              Unfortunately "Bob's"; most famous for their peppermint "stick" and "ball" candies, went out of business several years ago. They were located in Albany, GA; just a short hour's drive from my abode in Bainbridge. Alas, they WERE quite delicious, and had been a part of my family's Christmas tradition for decades past.
                               
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                                SassyGritsAL

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                                RE: Mints... Mon, 12/11/06 10:52 AM (permalink)
                                I too have tried to locate the "puffed" mint balls. They were my moms favorite. I have found the soft mint balls but they are not the same. These would absolutely melt in your mouth. I honestly don't think they are made anymore. I've searced the internet high and low with no luck.
                                 
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                                  Foodbme

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                                  RE: Mints... Mon, 12/11/06 10:56 AM (permalink)
                                  Andre's brand makes a good chocolate covered mint
                                   
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                                    Foodbme

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                                    RE: Mints... Mon, 12/11/06 11:03 AM (permalink)
                                    Want Mint Balls? Go to http://www.uncle-joes.com/

                                    Or google mint balls, there's a number of places where you can get them
                                     
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                                      Diner-Lover

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                                      RE: Mints... Mon, 12/11/06 11:17 AM (permalink)
                                      Here's the thread about peppermint balls from back in May 2006:

                                      http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=12876
                                       
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                                        SassyGritsAL

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                                        RE: Mints... Mon, 12/11/06 3:42 PM (permalink)
                                        These still aren't the puff mint balls we are trying to find.
                                         
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                                          NYNM

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                                          RE: Mints... Mon, 12/11/06 4:56 PM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by SassyGritsAL

                                          These still aren't the puff mint balls we are trying to find.


                                          Yes, I agree peppermint puffballs are their own genre. Almost like hard marshmallows!
                                           
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                                            BunnySlippers

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                                            RE: Mints... Mon, 12/11/06 5:08 PM (permalink)
                                            Paula Deen used the puffballs in her peppermint pie on one of this years Food Network specials, so they must be available somewhere. I'll keep looking and let y'all know.
                                             
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                                              BunnySlippers

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                                              RE: Mints... Mon, 12/11/06 5:10 PM (permalink)
                                              Found them! They are called King Leo Soft Peppermint Puffs and are available from a number of sources online. Hope this helps!
                                               
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                                                AndreaB

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                                                RE: Mints... Tue, 12/12/06 9:13 AM (permalink)
                                                I like the red and white chewy peppermints that are kind of shaped like large tootsie rolls. I haven't seen those around here lately but they've always been a favorite.

                                                Andrea
                                                 
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                                                  NYNM

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                                                  RE: Mints... Tue, 12/12/06 9:34 AM (permalink)
                                                  quote:
                                                  Originally posted by AndreaB

                                                  I like the red and white chewy peppermints that are kind of shaped like large tootsie rolls. I haven't seen those around here lately but they've always been a favorite.

                                                  Andrea


                                                  I don't know these. Are they like taffy?
                                                   
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                                                    NYNM

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                                                    RE: Mints... Thu, 12/14/06 7:04 PM (permalink)
                                                    How could I forget Mentos (skip the diet cola part....)
                                                     
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                                                      ann peeples

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                                                      RE: Mints... Thu, 12/14/06 7:49 PM (permalink)
                                                      sorry for the delay in answering-I found the "puff mints" at a place called The World Market...they have things we just cannot get in our regular stores.I ate all of them(I was trying to save them for Christmas)so I will go again and report who makes them,etc...
                                                       
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                                                        chikpea2459

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                                                        RE: Mints... Wed, 01/17/07 8:02 PM (permalink)
                                                        The peppermints you all are trying to find are called Bubblets.They were made by the Elmer candy co.They do not make them anymore.I am going to see if they have an E-mail address and we can beg for them to be brought back.Maybe if they hear from enough people there eill be a comeback
                                                         
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                                                          Sandy Thruthegarden

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                                                          RE: Mints... Wed, 01/17/07 8:47 PM (permalink)
                                                          The York Co. that makes the peppermint patties, recently put out little round mints with a white peppermint shell and a dark chocolate filling. They come in a blue and silver round tin box. They're pretty yummy.
                                                           
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                                                            stephiegirl

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                                                            RE: Mints... Wed, 01/17/07 8:53 PM (permalink)
                                                            How could anyone forget Junior Mints, they are the best! I like the new Orange Mints from Lifesaver, they have a really nice taste. I've been wondering what the Sweet Mints taste like, but have never bought them.
                                                             
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