Gourmet Mints, But Really Just MintsMonday, May 10th, 2010 by Jon
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Gourmet is a term that is represented as a cultural ideal in terms of a food or drink. It is a word that is associated with other words such as sophisticated and elaborate. On that note, I think that calling any food or drink “gourmet” is a bold statement to make and I think there should be some sort of qualifications that must be assessed in order to label a food with this elegant word.
These gourmet mints may pass as gourmet because of the settings and situations they tend to be consumed. I would say these multicolored candy shelled covered mints are mostly found in little white dishes at events such as weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs and celebrations of all sorts.
They have a satisfying taste and they serve a secondary (or maybe primary, depending on the situation) purpose of cleansing your breath to a cool and minty status. If these simple mints can be considered gourmet I don’t understand why there aren’t more candies with fancy adjectives to describe them and thus move them up in the marketing world.