Buttermints, American-Made Old Time Sweets
The Buttermints, which originated in the late 1800s, have a melt-in-your-mouth flavor and are a softer, sweeter version of such favorites as the Peppermint Puff. 4 oz in a heat-sealed bag with the history on the label.
A Bit of History
Thomas Richardson made the melt-in-your-mouth mint in 1893, where it was sold at the counter of a Philadelphia department store. It descended from the sugar stick, dating back to the 17th century, but with a special addition: butter. Today it is an American classic.