Taste test: The orange and black fillings in this edition of Junior Mints seemed like a fun variation on the classic. However, as soon as I was ready to eat some to do this review, I realized that changing the internal color of a Junior Mint is sort of an impractical change to even notice. They're a single-bite snack, so there's normally no opportunity to see the filling.
As such, I decided to take the unusual set of biting off half of a piece to check out the inside before consuming the rest. The first one was black inside, and frankly, it didn't look all that appetizing. I had to find an orange one, so I kept eating ... and eating and eating, as the first eight pieces all had black centers. Finally got an orange one for number nine, and the bit-open profile of an orange one didn't look that good either. Yes, it was orange, but it wasn't nearly as attractive as the one shown on the box. The taste was standard Junior Mints, but this special edition seemed hardly worth the bother.
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Smell test: Nice minty smell, as usual.
From the package: “Limited edition with black and orange centers” ... “Enjoy Spooktacular fun with our Halloween edition mints. Don't be frightened — they're the same great-tasting Junior Mints, all dressed up for the holiday with orange and black centers.” ... “Product sold by weight not volume. Contents tend to settle after packaging.” ... “Produced in a facility that does not use peanuts, tree nuts or gluten.”
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Company: Tootsie Roll Industries Inc.
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This snack was discovered by Jeremy at Target. Review published .