Friday, June 02, 2006

See's Peppermint Pattie

Is it Friday?

Do I have another piece of See's Candy to rave or rant about?

You bet!

This week's selection is the Peppermint Pattie, available in both dark and milk chocolate.

Did I add it to my chocolate box? You'll have to click over to Sugar Savvy's See's Piece by Piece #20 to read my write up and find out.

First hint: With these patties, you can stop at one.

Second hint: You probably won't want to.

Update: with Sugar Savvy extinct - thanks to the Way Back Machine for preserving my efforts. To read more click the link at or continue reading:

The Chocolate Box -- See's Piece by Piece #20 -- Peppermint Pattie Hits a Home Run

06/02/06 @ 08:05:47 am by Faith Kramer
Note - links within the below are might be out of date or broken. My apologies in advance.

When the weather gets warmer, my palate turns to certain flavors -- lemon, berry and mint, for example. I’ve already tasted See’s Candies' lemon truffle and raspberry buttercream, so I decided to try the company's Milk and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patties for a little cool refreshment this week.
Tasting Report:
Description: These candies come two to a cup, always a plus. The round, brown patties look much like the caramel patties, so inexperienced eaters, beware. They can be purchased in the stores (check the website for locations) by the piece or in one-pound boxes. On line, they are available as one pound boxes of either milk chocolate, dark chocolate or milk and dark assortment..patties
Taste: A little bit of Peppermint Pattie (See’s spelling) goes a long way. This is one of the few candies I’ve been satisfied with just one. Both the dark and milk chocolate have a clean, strong and not overly sweet, non-medicinal tasting white mint filling. The milk chocolate covering disappears, all you taste is the fairly creamy smooth mint. The taste is very long lasting in the mouth. The dark chocolate covering stands up to the mint filling and offered a nice contrast, breaking up the sweetness of the filling and sharpening the mint taste. I guess I would get the assortment pack since both were so good so I wouldn't want to have to make up my mind.
Ingredients: I couldn’t find an ingredients list for this candy. The filling is just listed as “peppermint cream.” The dark chocolate coating contains sugar, chocolate, cocoa butter, butter, soy lecithin, vanilla, and vanillin. The milk chocolate has sugar, milk, cocoa butter, chocolate, soy lecithin, and vanillin.
See’s Trivia: See’s customers are nothing if not loyal to their favorites. Another mint-flavored chocolate candy is the Marshmint. Marshmints are one-inch squares of honey marshmallow coated on all sides with dark chocolate and topped with mint-flavored green jelly. They were introduced in the 1940s and phased out in the 1980s due to declining sales. But public outcry revived the candy, at least through mail order or on line (the candy is not offered in stores). When you buy Marshmints you are automatically enrolled in the candy’s fan club which includes a membership card, newsletter and special pin. It’s enough to make Peppermint Pattie fans green with envy.
Well Fed Network Ratings: I like these candies and would get them again. As compared to other See’s Candies, I would rate them about a 7.5 to 8 on a scale of one to 10. Pro: Very satisfying with nice mint taste. Con: Milk chocolate was overwhelmed by mint filling.

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