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January 14, 2009

...... the cocoa bean

Now that I have my taste buds back in working order, I was able to dip into some of my birthday chocolates ......one of them being a new box of Junior Mints Deluxe....

Can I just say......aaahhhhhhhhh

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They take everything that is good and right about the original junior mint (dark chocolate and gooey peppermint cream) and supersize it into a hard candy shell that is thick and dark...more like the kind you would find on a chocolate covered cherry, enough to satisfy any oral fixation.

The soft fondant center oozes out quickly and if you don't pull back after the first bite, the huge reservoir will drizzle down your lips. It can be a bit messy but that's what I like about it. The only other option is to pop it into your mouth in one bite. But that almost seems like it would be a shame. This is a sweet treat that should be savored.

I am not saying the new deluxe version tops the original, nothing could...but surprisingly it does give the candy a decadent new twist.

One of the things I love about the original junior mint is how the soft waxy outer coating when bitten into ever so lightly, gives way to a mini explosion of creamy delights that send minty chills pulsing through your taste receptors. You actually get goose bumps in your mouth.

This bigger, harder deluxe version does all that. But it is so rich and sinful that you can't partake in too many at a time.... which makes it all the more gratifying when you do.

I am sinking my teeth into one as I type...

Posted by Lori on January 14, 2009 8:19 PM permalink Comments (7)

 

 

greg commented January 15, 2009 8:36 AM

As a Seinfeld fan I can't help but think how much Kramer would like these. He could perform surgical miracles.

 

 

Mary commented January 15, 2009 9:14 AM

OK, thanks Lori! Now I MUST break my New Years resolution!! :)

 

 

Jim commented January 15, 2009 4:26 PM

I am hungry now..

 

 

Becky commented January 15, 2009 5:44 PM

I am going to buy some tomorrow, they sound wonderful. I really love the original. Like Lay's potato chips, can't eat just one! At least I can't!

 

 

Kelly commented January 15, 2009 7:14 PM

OMG....I am SOOOO trying these!

 

 

lex commented January 16, 2009 12:04 PM

I'm sitting here drooling at work.. good thing I need to stop at the store on the way home.. lol

 

 

jim commented January 16, 2009 3:02 PM

Your junior mint delux decription of the other day is as close to a sexual experience as I've chad in some time. And almost as satisfying!! Hope all is well.
jim

 



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