White Jelly Mints (also called Jelly Center Mints) are manufactured by Richardson Brands, and in case you've never tried them, they are very similar to Brach's Kentucky Mints. With their delicate white exterior and soft, colorful jelly centers, these are as close to little angel babies as you can get. That's our official candy expert opinion.
Use these White Jelly Mints as a garnish or to fill a candy bowl but don't be surprised by how quickly they disappear. Each bag contains a variety of Lemon, Licorice, Mint, and Orange jelly fillings.
These mints have a unique history as they were first introduced in 1893 (which makes them nearly 120 years-old) and are one of the oldest continuously-made American candies. But if you think these are your Grandmother's candy, please read on because they have a place in Rock and Roll History.
According to the manufacturer, White Jelly Mints were requested backstage at the 1966 Beatles Concert at John F.Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia. Rumor has it that Ringo Starr only ate the ones with the Lemon center.
There are approximately 80 White Jelly Mints per pound. Click here to read about why these mints serve as a great palate cleanser.