Monday, March 5, 2007

Junior Mints Pastels

Junior Mints went with a Valentine’s Limited Edition candy last month, but this month they seem like they’re having trouble committing to the Easter holiday. I picked up this Limited Edition Junior Mints Pastels at the Dollar Tree last week. They’re unlike any other the other Limited Edition Junior Mints so far (the others were Inside Out ... a white confectionary coating with a chocolate cream center).


The Junior Mint Pastels are a “smooth colorful coating” with the traditional Junior Mint flowing minty fondant center. They come in two colors, which barely qualifies them for the plural of pastel: creamy yellow and turquoise blue. I’m not sure why they didn’t throw a little pink and green in there.

The term “smooth colorful coating” is rather appropriate here. I have no idea what else to call it. It’s firm and doesn’t quite have the same mouth-feel as chocolate. It’s all sugar, partially hydrogenated oils and milk. It’s sweet, and um, colorful. It tastes like it has a slight bit of salt to it, which is good because this whole candy is very sweet ... throat blisteringly, tooth-achingly sweet.

I found them compelling, as odd as they are. But I’m often a sucker for minty white mockolate. I’m never buying them again though, as I much prefer the dark chocolate Junior Mints - the bittersweet chocolate offsets the sugary center much better. But I’ll likely finish this box.

Name: Limited Edition Junior Mints Pastels
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Tootsie
Place Purchased: Dollar Tree (Harbor City)
Price: $1.00
Size: 4.75 ounces
Calories per ounce: 124
Categories: Mint, United States, Tootsie, Limited Edition

POSTED BY Cybele AT 6:34 am Tracker Pixel for Entry    

  1. I’ve yet to see a Junior Mints edition that improves on the original.  Mmmm, Junior Mints!

    Comment by April on 3/05/07 at 9:23 am #
  2. Limited Edition Junior Mints? 

    That’s it!  I’m totally now waiting for the Limited Edition Reverse Sno-Caps.

    Comment by Marvo on 3/05/07 at 8:27 pm #
  3. my mom sent me some for easter and they are different
    they taste like the cowtails(caramel and sugar candy you know)

    i prefer the original.

    i thought it was chocolate dyed colored when i first got it.

    Comment by casey on 4/08/07 at 5:02 pm #
  4. where can I buy the junior mint pastels

    Comment by Sue on 2/26/08 at 5:20 am #
  5. I AM COMPLETLY ADDICTED TO THE PASTEL JUNIOR MINTS ! I got them at Dollar Tree, in Oregon and several locations had them, several didn’t. I CANNOT EAT CHOCOLATE so it was perfect, because I LOVE MINT. I agree they could have had MORE PASTEL COLORS, but overall, LOVE ‘EM ! Does anyone know of WHERE to find MORE ? They are all gone here.

    Comment by Leeza on 4/26/08 at 9:30 pm #
  6. My girlfriends and Just loved the pastel junior mints.  I wanted to buy more for a wedding show and can not find them.  they are sold out where i first brought them.  You should make them in other colors too.  I would of brought them in pink and cream for the shower..wouldn’t they be perfect for weddings,showers and other parties.  They taste good and makes your breath smell minty;

    Comment by gini rosenberger on 3/01/09 at 6:21 am #
  7. Just want to tell you that you should make these Junior Mints pastels 12 months out of the year. They are light, and just delicious. Please tell me that you will make them available 12 months out of the year. They are absolutely a must have. Thank you.

    Comment by Debbie on 3/12/09 at 6:46 am #
  8. I bought the pastels at dollar tree, they sold out and haven’t gotten any more. Come on u guys. We want more.

    Comment by Debbie on 4/04/09 at 1:31 pm #
  9. I agree with Debbie.  Come on u guys at Tootsie Co. We want more.  I had the Junior Mint Pastels at a party a few months ago.  When I went to find them, not one store was carrying them.  They should be sold 12 months out of the year!  They’re great!

    Comment by Kathleen on 4/23/09 at 9:38 am #
  10. I was a little grossed out when titanium dioxide was one of the main ingredients, but maybe that is normal. I wasn’t sure.

    Comment by Hillary on 3/02/10 at 4:15 pm #
  11. Evidentally, Titanium dioxide is the most widely used white pigment because of its brightness and very high refractive index (n = 2.7), in which it is surpassed only by a few other materials.It is used to ‘whiten’ foods, medicines (i.e. pills and tablets) as well as most toothpastes. Opacity is improved by optimal sizing of the titanium dioxide particles. (from the Wikipedia page)

    Great observation….I never noticed that it had Titanium dioxide in it. I have 20+ boxes in my freezer ! smile

    Comment by Leeza on 3/02/10 at 4:38 pm #
  12. I’m currently eating some of these right now and they’re good to me! I don’t think they taste much different from the original chocolate-coated ones TBH. Actually, it kind of tastes like white chocolate. I suppose some more colors would have been nice, but yellow and blue has always been a favorite color combination of mine, so that doesn’t bother me either.

    Comment by Amy on 3/31/10 at 12:43 pm #
  13. Can’t find the Easter Junior Mint Pastels anywhere. I am really pissed off. You need to supply Smiths, and Safeway with these., they would sell like crazy.

    Comment by Debbie on 3/31/10 at 6:27 pm #
  14. Do you have a “Dollar Tree” or “Fred Meyers” near you ? That is where I have found them.

    Comment by Leeza on 3/31/10 at 10:24 pm #
  15. I just discovered these this year and I am ADDICTED! I love the creamy candy coating with the minty filling - sooooo yummy! I’m sad they don’t make these year round.

    Comment by Sandee on 2/28/11 at 3:18 pm #
  16. I love these Junior Mint Pastels.  I am allergic to chocolate and these I can eat.  Where can I buy more of these mints?  Dollar Tree does not keep very many of them.

    Comment by John on 3/24/11 at 10:02 pm #
  17. John,
      I LOVE THESE and cannot have chocolate either. I could NOT find them at Dollar Tree this year (thankfully my husband bought me about 40 boxes last year & we froze them- WORKS GREAT !) I don’t know if you have a Fred Meyer near you. I live in NW United States & we have them at Fred Meyer. I wish you luck !

    Comment by Leeza on 3/26/11 at 12:17 am #
  18. Not sure if they’ve reformulated since the original post in 2007, but the coating is extremely fragile.  The pastel (Easter edition) Junior mints do not travel well…very messy breakage!!

    Comment by Jennifer on 4/13/13 at 10:55 am #
  19. I can’t find these anywhere this year.

    Comment by Kevin on 4/11/14 at 5:06 pm #
  20. My favorite candy as I don’t eat chocolate and love creamy mint. The first year dollar tree carried them in my area I think I bought all of them from every store and got everyone hooked and 2 years later they quit carrying them. What a disappointment. Oh well less calories.

    Comment by kathy yura on 12/22/14 at 3:54 pm #
  21.   I would like to know how I order the pasta junior mints and are they $1,00 a piece

    Comment by Paula Mitchell on 3/27/16 at 6:22 am #
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