Haviland Thin Mints

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Haviland Thin Mints
Product type Confectionery
Owner Necco (since 1994)
Country United States
Previous owners Miller and Hollis Corp.
1961-1970: Deran Confectionery
1970-1993 Borden Inc.
1993-1994: Great American Brands
Website www.necco.com/Candy/Thin-Mints.aspx

Haviland Thin Mints are a chocolate-covered mint candy produced by the Haviland division of Necco. The candy is a mint filling covered in dark chocolate, similar to the York Peppermint Pattie but smaller, thinner and shorter.

Necco acquired the brand and related assets in September 1994, when it purchased them from Great American Brands (GAB), an investment group[1] that had filed for bankruptcy earlier that year.[2]

Prior to GAB's brief period of ownership, Haviland Thin Mints and related brands had been owned by Borden for over twenty years.[1] The brand dates its origins to at least World War II, when it was one of the candies supplied to U.S. soldiers.[3]

Haviland Thin Mints also come in flavors such as Raspberry Crème and Orange Crème.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Our Brands: Haviland at Necco
  2. ^ "Antonietta Larocca v. Borden Inc. & Northern Trust". January 8, 2002. Retrieved 2009-07-12. The plaintiffs ... worked in Borden's Deran Confectionary Division ... Borden sold this division to Great American Brands (GAB) on April 8, 1993.... On June 27, 1994, GAB declared bankruptcy under Chapter 11....The New England Confectionery Company (NECCO) purchased the relevant GAB assets on September 1, 1994... 
  3. ^ "Transcript of an interview with Leonora Whildin". Rosie the Riveter Project. County College of Morris. June 13, 2006. Retrieved 2009-07-12. Even my mother worked at that time, and she worked in what’s now Haviland Chocolates. It was Miller and Hollis. And they used to make some of the candy for the servicemen. 

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