Saturday, November 10, 2007

A Giant, Fluffy, Junior Mint

As the weather cools down, the need for some warming up comes into play, so a couple of weeks ago, Jaime and I went to 7-Eleven to get us a hot chocolate. I usually add a few of those Irish Cream flavored coffee creamers to not only cool it down a bit, but you all know I am a sucker for just about anything minty!!!!

As we arrived, I noticed that a new flavor had been added:

3-Musketeers Mint Hot Chocolate!!!!

I of course jumped at the chance to try it. Upon purchasing our beverages, I noticed the actual candy bar from which this delightful beverage had been inspired. It wasn't until this past Friday that I actually decided to try it. It was a moment of weakness in the Walmart checkout line, and it was only 50 cents. I really didn't know what to expect. Maybe the little chocolate marshmallow nougat thing in the regular candy bar has a tiny bit of mint flavor...

The discovery was actually a very pleasant surprise. My very first thought was that it was very similar to a Junior Mint, only bigger, and fluffier...and better! So my review, in my professional opinion: A Giant, Fluffy, Junior Mint. If you like Junior Mints, you'll like this candy bar.

In the words of Kramer from Seinfeld..."Who doesn't like a junior mint?! It's's's refreshing!!! It's very delicious!!!" It is dark chocolate, but the mint flavor hides the strong taste of that a little bit. The mint bar is a little thinner than its original counterpart, and it has two separate mini bars if you will, in the one package. You all will have to go out and get yourselves one to make your own comparisons, and then let me know what you think.

Oh yeah, and by the way...the hot chocolate flavor was pretty good too!


Shamelessly said...

Oh if I had only known that this little candybar would inspire a whole blog post I would have gotten one for you a long time ago. I found these up in Sandy at a gas station we frequent while scrapbooking back in September. As a matter of fact I have had one everytime I have been up since. Its a yummy change since I abhor the original, but they can be hard to find!!

QueenMeadow said...

Ooh, that sounds delightful! I'll have to look for one next time I go shopping :).

Kristeee said...

I, too, succumbed and tried one from the checkout line at WalMart. Mmm, is what I decided. The aftertaste left a little to be desired, but the fluffy minty dark-chocolatey-ness of the treat was highly enjoyable.

FOODIE said...

Shamlessly-You know how much I love mint!!! Anyway, I think with Christmas coming up they will be easier to find. The mint M&M's only come out during the holidays, so maybe it is a trend that is starting. I found them at 7-Eleven, Walmart, and Target so far! (I haven't bought them at all the locations, just noticed they were there).

Queenmeadow-You really should try them, they ARE delightful!

Kristee-Dang strategic marketing...making subtle ploys in the checkout lines. How dare they!!! I didn't notice too much the aftertaste, but I think Junior Mints have a distinct aftertaste if you eat enough!!!

Birdee said...

WHAT?!?! You know how I love my Junior Mints and Seinfeld!!! Ooooo, ooooo, I really want to try that. I don't usually like 3 Musketeers either, but hey what the heck..."It's chocolate. It's peppermint...It's delicious!" It can't be all that bad.

FOODIE said...

birdee-you are isn't all that bad!!!