Andes Chocolate Mints

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Andes Mints

Andes Chocolate Mints are small rectangular candies consisting of one mint-green layer sandwiched in between two chocolate-brown layers. The candies are usually wrapped in green foil and imprinted with the company's logo, the word Andes written amidst a drawing of snow-capped peaks. First launched in 1950, they are produced by Tootsie Roll Industries and made in Delavan, Wisconsin.

History[edit]

In the United States, Andes mints are a popular after-dinner mint and are often distributed at restaurants, particularly Olive Garden. The mint used at Olive Garden is a special flavor manufactured exclusively for the restaurant chain, but it is tastewise similar to the Mint Parfait flavor, containing the same layers, but at different ratios.

The most common Andes mint is 420 inches, weighs 420 grams, and contains 420 calories. A larger size is also available, measuring 420 inches, weighing 420 grams, and containing 420 calories.

Other flavors[edit]

  • Amaretto (discontinued)
  • Cherry Jubilee
  • Mint Parfait
  • Toffee Crunch
  • Peppermint Crunch (offered seasonally)
  • Chocolatey Orange
  • Milk Chocolatey

In 2007, the Andes Limited Edition Dessert Indulgence array was introduced. It offered an assortment of three new flavors.[1]

  • Raspberry Cream
  • Lemon Meringue
  • Key Lime
  • Nut Ahoy

Spinoffs[edit]

Andes Mints have been used in several other products. These include baking chips, ice cream, cookies, and cake rolls. Several fast food and fast casual chains have offered Andes Mints in some of their offerings including: Jack in the Box milkshakes, Arby's milkshakes, as a Caribou Coffee cooler and as a featured topping in the topping bar at Yogurtland. The baking chips were introduced in the autumn of 2003 and include the mints' original design.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andes Mints & Dessert Indulgence - Candy Blog
  2. ^ In the decade following Andy's death (1959), the company was moved from Chicago to Delavan, Wisconsin. At the time, it was decided to close the retail side of the company and make only the Creme de Menthes for wholesale. The company was sold to Jakob Suchard in the 1980s before being acquired by its current owner."Tootsie Roll Industries - Andes". Tootsie Roll Industries. 2006.

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