National Candy Month: Junior Mints and Candy Lipstick

June is National Candy Month, and to mark the occasion, every day during the start of the month, News 4 This Morning looks at a popular current candy and one that is no longer being made.

Junior Mints are small, bite-sized dark chocolate candies with a mint filling. The origin of the name of Junior Mints comes from when it was first sold at the debut of a film called Junior Miss in 1949. The candies remain a staple of theaters, but can also be purchased at certain stores in boxes of various sizes. There are also special variants of Junior Mints available such as Christmas-colored and inside out. The Junior Mint was also the focus of an episode of the comedy show, Seinfeld.

Candy cigarettes are well known, but another type of candy much lesser known would be candy lipstick. These retro candies were various shades of pink and red, and were a candy that not only dissolved in your mouth while eating it, but true to its name, would turn your lips that color. Although specific candy lipsticks are no longer being made, flavored lipsticks and lip balms are still popular to this day.


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