Junior Mints are small creamy mints in pure dark chocolate. The Deluxe Dark are larger than the originals and individually wrapped.
When James Welch sat in on the Broadway play called Junior Miss, he liked the play and name Junior Miss. The play went on to become a magazine series, another run on Broadway in the 1940s and finally a radio show, staring Shirley Temple.
The name of the play stuck with Mr. Welch. Several years later it influenced the name of his new miniature, chocolate-covered mint patties which he called Junior Mints. The year was 1949.
Junior Mints Memories
As a child growing up in a small town in the 60's & 70's and a product of a single parent family, my brother & I thought it was a real treat to go to the Wilma Theater. Even though we were only able to go maybe 1-2 times a year my favorite candy to have at the movies then & even now is still Junior Mints.
The town has grown & changed with the times & unfortunately the Wilma is long gone, but I still have the memories & now when I take my daughter to the movies she never forgets to ask "Mom did you get your Junior Mints?" ~ Brenda from Idaho