I don't care if it is Christmas.
Mint. Candy. Is. Disgusting.
All of it: Starlight Mints, Andes Candies... and candy canes.
Fresh mint is lovely, to be sure. Especially in a Mojito.
Artificial mint is the flavor of fresh breath: toothpaste and mouthwash...Orbit, Trident, etc.
Mint oil is soothing to the system which is why so many medicines are mint-flavored. Maalox is Mint. Imodium is Mint. Pepto Bismol is Mint.
Mint is NOT, in my mind, an appropriate flavor for a sweet treat. Even as a child I turned down candy if it was mint-flavored.
Apparently I'm not the only person who gags quietly every time someone offers me a candy cane. In a recent issue of Newsweek, the following appeared:
"They may be iconic, but I happen to hate candy canes. Dangerously hard, one--dimensional in flavor, and far too sweet, they may be most useful when shoved into a child's mouth to suck on in church." Read full text here.
And the choir sang, "A-men!"
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