Thursday, July 7, 2005

Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Mint

Name: Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Mint
Brand: Hershey’s
Place Purchased: Liquor Store (Hollywood)
Price: $.85
Size: 1.55 oz
Calories per ounce: 142
Type: Chocolate/Mint

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I love these bars. Well, I did when they first came out. The thing is, I’m not sure they’re out now. I checked the Hershey’s site and didn’t find any mention of the Cookies ‘n’ Mint being reintroduced ... so is this a very old bar? It was certainly dusty. (Again, I’d love it if Hershey’s started putting freshness dates on their products.) While they’re at it, the packaging is a little deceiving - it’s milk chocolate, not some sort of green stuff like the picture shows.

That aside, when these were out and widely available I preferred the “nuggets” format. I don’t know why, but the flat bar didn’t make the crunchy parts sing as well. I think the surface area isn’t good for the chocolate either, I think it makes it all more prone to temperature changes.

But I digress.

This is a minted milk chocolate bar with small chocolate cookie bits (think of the cookie part of an oreo crumbled into minty chocolate). It’s a great combination. I think the crunch provides a nice contrast, and the fact that the cookie isn’t terribly sweet offsets the sweetness of the milk chocolate.

I hope this bar gets reintroduced or at least the nuggets will be available for a limited time every year. If you like this bar, I suggest the Harry London Cookie Joys as an excellent substitute.

Rating: 8 out of 10 (would be more if the bar were fresher)

UPDATE: See my Cookie Joys and Cookies ‘n’ Mint Nuggets head to head post.

POSTED BY Cybele AT 12:27 pm Tracker Pixel for Entry     CandyReviewHershey'sChocolateCookieDiscontinuedLimited EditionMints8-TastyUnited States

Comments
  1. I like these two. A great Halloween candy in the nugget size. One of the better mass produced chocolates.

    Comment by Pat Saperstein on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    I really hope they at least bring back the nuggets every fall.

    Comment by Cybele on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. They’re back!!!!  YUMMY~  Just ordered a box myself…actually 2 of them.  Don’t care if they go straight to my thighs or my butt either!

    Comment by Tilly on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  4. Yes, Cookies ‘n’ Mint is definitely back on the shelves.  Yesssss.

    By the way, I like your blog.  It’s great!

    Comment by Sara on 5/01/06 at 2:44 pm #
  5. I haven’t had this newer mint bar, but used to LOVE LOVE LOVE the original version in the 1990s, the Hershey’s Chocolate Mint bar.  If I can find this newer one, I will certainly buy it. Why can’t Hershey offer these online or something? I mean isn’t mint chocolate ice cream a popular flavor?  I don’t like the regular Hershey’s bar… too sweet and not chocolatey enough. The Cadbury milk chocolate bar is much better for plain chocolate.  The original Mint Hershey’s bar was awesome. Very chocolately, minty with great crunchy bits. It also came in a big, ,thick chunkier version.

    Comment by Susan on 5/23/06 at 1:17 pm #
  6. This site is a lot of fun very well designed.  [promotional text removed by admin]

    Comment by sonia on 7/02/06 at 4:53 am #
  7. I have procurred a box of these delicious candy bars.  I’m willing to part w/ them for $4.50 per bar.  Email me if interested soon, b/c they probably wont last long, if you know what I mean.  I can’t help myself; they taste so good.

    shirley

    Comment by Shirley on 10/09/06 at 5:08 pm #
  8. Cybele's avatar

    Shirley - Would you mind sharing the code on the back of the package?

    Comment by Cybele on 10/10/06 at 7:15 am #
  9. Hey everyone, i was wondering if anyone knew what happened to the nuggets of hersheys…they were white..and had red and green specks in them from christmas and they were very good…and they were minty…anyone know? because i really have been craving them and i think they were limited edition or something…if anyone knows something send me an email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) thanks

    Comment by Tay on 1/22/07 at 3:35 pm #
  10. Cybele's avatar

    Tay - Hershey’s brought back the White Chocolate and Specks at Christmas this year in a Mint Miniatures Mix (limited edition) - it was mixed in with minted milk chocolate and mint special dark bars.

    However, you might find the Candy Cane Kisses are really what you’re looking for - it’s a white chocolate with mint flavoring to it and little nonpariels in it. Look sharp as they were also a holiday limited edition item.

    You maybe be able to find them on eBay.

    Comment by Cybele on 1/22/07 at 4:10 pm #
  11. I have a recipe for Hoilday Mint Log that was in a magazine years ago, and it calls for the Cookies and Mint candy bar.  Am I able to order this.  It is excellant and would be glad to share with others if interested.  Please let me know.

    Thank You,
    Charlotte Rhodes

    Comment by Charlotte Rhodes on 12/03/08 at 4:36 am #
  12. wow haven’t heard this one yet ^^ put this on my search ^^

    Comment by Ly on 1/03/09 at 7:22 pm #
  13. Let’s start a petition to bring back Hershey’s Cookies and Mint candy bar.

    Comment by Mary on 2/12/09 at 6:38 am #
  14. a few years back i tried the hershey’s cookies and mint chocolate bar…i’ve been looking for this bar again and have been unable to find it in any stores.i hope hershey reintroduces this again….does anyone know where i could possibly find these bars…..

    Comment by Dana on 7/28/09 at 3:23 pm #
  15. My all time favorite candy bar!!!!  Please bring it back!!!

    Comment by Kristen White on 8/11/09 at 4:51 am #
  16. I REALLY LOVE HERSHEY’S COOKIE’N'MINT CANDY BARS,IT WOULD BE NICE IF THEY COULD BE SOLD ONLINE OR IN STORES IN ARIZONA.SUCH AS WALMART,BASHA’S,SAFEWAY,DOLLAR TREE,FAMILY DOLLAR,DOLLAR GENERAL.YOU REALLY DONT KNOW HOW GRATEFUL I WOULD BE..LOL

    Comment by tracy fowler on 9/20/09 at 4:04 pm #
  17. I love this candy too. I CALLED Hershey to find out why they didn’t make it anymore and they said bad sell rate. Can you believe that?  I will allow myself to get fat for the candy!!

    Comment by Cookies n Mint Lover on 2/15/10 at 9:27 am #
  18. a group of us will sign the petition to bring it back/we should bombard hershey with calls and letters asap

    Comment by kennedy dade on 5/24/10 at 1:42 am #
  19. This is my all time favorite! Please bring it back

    Comment by Angie on 6/15/10 at 9:42 pm #
  20. These were my favorite candy bars ever. I’m not sure why Hershey’s decided to discontinue them, but according to the comments above, they need to rethink that- I know it would make one girl very happy smile

    Comment by Crystal on 11/01/10 at 7:55 am #
  21. Omg these were great! They need to bring them back

    Comment by Katie on 7/13/11 at 8:45 am #
  22. I know this is an older blog, but in the event anyone is still searching, they just started selling this again in Canada! I picked some of them up at the Hershey store in Niagara Falls! By far, I have ALWAYS been obsessed with this flavor chocolate bar and it is still as good as I remember. The interesting thing is that they are marketing this flavor as new!?! I hope they start carrying this again in the states! I know they used to bring it back as a limited edition christmas flavor!

    Comment by La on 9/21/11 at 3:05 pm #
  23. You guys really need to bring Hershey’s Cookies n’ Mint back out. It is very good especially around the holidays.

    Comment by Stephanie on 11/05/11 at 5:56 pm #
  24. I really would love it if they brought this candy
    Back it’s my all time favorite evry now and then
    Rarely u can find it at Christmas time please bring it back
    ! 1/4/2012

    Comment by Heather on 1/03/12 at 11:39 pm #
  25. It’s back! Picked up a bar today

    Comment by VP on 6/30/12 at 9:11 pm #
  26. Dear VP:

    You forgot to include one important detail in your comment. WHERE DID YOU FIND IT?

    With love,
    Cookies n Mint Lover

    Comment by Cookies n Mint Lover on 7/01/12 at 8:14 pm #
  27. Omg!!vp where did you find Hershey cookiess n mint bar?? I’m so in need to find one. Its my all time favorite…please post some info.asap..thanks

    Comment by tracy fowler on 7/01/12 at 8:38 pm #
  28. I believe that’s a Canadian bar, I’m not certain if it’s available in the United States.

    Comment by cybele on 7/01/12 at 8:42 pm #
  29. Yes I found it in Toronto, Canada. It has been off the shelves for years here as well but just saw it in the store the other day. Package says “new” on it as to imply it has never been in the market before.

    Comment by VP on 7/02/12 at 10:19 am #
  30. Heres the pic of the packaging

    http://tinypic.com/r/28bwpea/6

    Comment by VP on 7/02/12 at 10:25 am #
  31. Vp can you post the name of the store so I can place a order!!thanks

    Comment by tracy fowler on 7/02/12 at 11:06 am #
  32. They won’t ship so you’ll have to find some other avenue to get them. Not sure if other grocery stores are carrying them as well.

    I bought it from Loblaws Superstore. Google it and it will pop up…they have a few other chains associated owned by them such as No Frills & Fortinos as well.

    P.S I bought 5 more bars today!

    Comment by Vp on 7/03/12 at 8:57 pm #
  33. Oh…..this is awesome I was just talking about how much I loved these candy bars and haven’t been able to find them for years…..someone told to check certain site that sell candy that is not on the shelves anymore…..I still haven’t seen them on the shelves but I can promise I will be keeping an eye out…..most of the time when I talk about these candy bars Boone has a clue what I’m talking about….I’m just glad I’m not the only one that remembers them…..yahhhhh….....

    Comment by Brittany on 9/04/12 at 6:42 pm #
  34. I eat mostly raw foods due to allergies. I LOVED eating Cookies n Mint candy bars. However, with my allergies I can’t enjoy them anymore. However, I found a healthy alternative which tastes just as great! It’s the NuGo dark chocolate mint bar…it’s gluten, and dairy free! I had one yesterday and it was soooo good! I’m so happy to have found something to indulge in..that won’t leave me feeling yucky or pack on extra pounds!

    Comment by Stacie on 10/13/12 at 3:44 pm #
  35. I love this dar can’t find it anywhere for year hope the bring it back soon

    Comment by leeann on 2/16/13 at 6:44 pm #
  36. I crave one now….bring it back dammit!!!!

    Comment by chrissy on 11/14/13 at 7:33 pm #
  37. I loved it.it was so delicious I want it back!

    Comment by bobby on 12/12/13 at 4:45 pm #

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