CHoward's Mints History
Chowards mints are a brand of small, pillow-shaped candies that are flavored with natural oils and extracts. The mints are made by the C. Howard Company, which was founded in New York City in 1930 by Charles Howard.
The company originally produced a variety of candy products, including gum and hard candy, but it became best known for its violet-flavored mints, which were introduced in 1934. The mints were an instant success and quickly became a popular treat, especially among women.
Over the years, the C. Howard Company expanded its product line to include other flavors of mints, including lemon, peppermint, and spearmint. The company also began producing gum drops, licorice, and other candy products.
Today, Chowards mints are still made using the same recipe and methods that were developed by Charles Howard over 80 years ago. The mints are still sold in their signature purple packaging, which features an image of a young woman with a violet in her hair.
Chowards mints are known for their unique flavors and packaging, as well as their association with nostalgia and vintage candy. They are widely available in specialty candy stores and online retailers, and they continue to be enjoyed by candy lovers of all ages.
CHoward's Mints Memories
When I was five years old my mother went back to work; I had just started half day kindergarten and would need a sitter for after school. My new sitter would be a little old lady at the end of the block I had never met before.
I don't remember much about her or the times I spent at her house. I do though, remember; being very frightened and hiding in a corner behind a chair for a long time. She couldn't talk me out so she lured me out with Choward's violet mints.
First she gave me one, then another, then she set another on an end table, then two more a little further away on the coffee table and sat near them on the couch with two more packs in her hand. First she used Choward's violet mints to build trust then friendship. Everyday after school I would get my treat of Choward's violet mints. Every time I smell them I feel like I'm five years old all over again!
I'm thrilled to have found them so I can now share them with my daughter who is now five years old and start memories of our own with them and their wonderful smell. ~ Leslie from Wisconsin