I can clarify a few details about Merriments and where, besides Vermont Country Store, you can get replicas -- including the orange ones that Vermont Country Store doesn't offer and maybe (or maybe not) lime flavor instead of spearmint for the green ones.
1. Earlier posts by several people said Merrimints were silver dollar size. No way. They were just a bit larger than a quarter and considerably smaller than even a half-dollar.
2. Several other people said the parallel ridges were on the bottom. Actually, they were on top. My interpretation is supported by three considerations: (1) The wafers were formed by dropping gobs of warm candy batter onto flat trays for cooling and hardening, which means the flat side is formed by the flat bottom of the tray, on which the wafer BOTTOMS rested while the candies were hardening. (2) The instrument used for forming the ridges had to be applied to the tops of the wafers, because the bottoms were not exposed. (3) The wafers tapered inwards from the flat side to the ridged side, just as the top is narrower than the bottom on most other candy having top-bottom inequality (e.g.,candy bars, jellied "dots," boxed chocolates).
3. I suspect the ridges were more than just decorative. They were probably intended to keep the wafers from sticking together (by greatly reducing the contact area).
4. Someone was unsure of how to recognize the wintergreen (pink) flavor. Wintergreen really isn't a minty flavor at all, despite the implication of the word "mints" in "Merrimints" that 3/4 of the wafers (all but lemon) are mints. Wintergreen does have the slightly cool sensation of mint. But the wintergreen flavor is best described as resembling that of root beer with just a hint of cinnamon. Buy a roll of Wint-O-Green Life Savers (green package, white life savers) if you want to sample the wintergreen flavor.
5. In earlier posts, several people described the flavor of the white Merrimints as peppermint. I remember them as having mint flavor. The distinction is hard to explain, but peppermint is a milder, sweeter flavor -- to my taste, anyhow. I agree with whoever said it that the white ones (mint) were too strong. I too used to avoid them. Still do.
6. I don't recall whether the green Merrimints were spearmint or lime. The Vermont Country Store (VCS) greens are spearmint. Since VCS seems to have done research on Merrimints, getting the size and the ridges and the wintergreen = pink right, I suspect the originals were spearmint. The distinction between mint and spearmint is again hard to make, but an inexpensive package of Wrigley's Spearmint Gum will quickly reacquaint you with the spearmint flavor. Compare that with the harsh flavor of jellylike, sugar coated green mint candies. Like peppermint, spearmint is milder than mint. I find it hard to distinguish peppermint from spearmint.
7. Merrimints had a creamy-grainy texture, where the graininess resulted NOT from a surface coating of sugar but from partially undissolved sugar crystals that permeated the candies.
8. Where can you get Merrimint replicas? In the late 1990s, while vacationing in Acadia National Park and its attached town of Bar Harbor in Maine, I found an all-candy-made-on-the-premises candy store in Bar Harbor: Ben and Bill's. The owners made and sold the equivalent of Merrimints. Their wafers were the right size and included the orange-colored ones that are missing from the Vermont Country Store mixture. (Ben and Bill's green wafers might be lime -- I don't recall.) I bought some Merrimint replicas at the store and a year later bought more by telephone order. I phoned after the tourist season closed, in late September I think (definitely after Labor Day). The Bar Harbor store, or at least its kitchen, was closed for the season, but someone answered the phone. He (she?) referred me to their second store, located somewhere on Cape Cod and open all year. I was given the Cape Cod phone number (see below) and was able to order several boxes from there.
You can choose your flavors and amounts. You don't have to buy every flavor or equal numbers of the flavors you do buy. I ordered one box that was all wintergreens (pinks) and another box that had only four of the five flavors (no whites = mint flavored ones).
The phone number for Ben and Bill's in Bar Harbor is (207) 288-3281. I think (not sure) that, for lack of a better label, they call these items "mint" wafers, even though only one or two of the five flavors are mint. (Only the whites are definitely mint; the greens could be either lime or spearmint.)