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Mystic Mint Cookies....still around?

niccole Dec 18, 2006 10:39 PM

today i was in grocery store ( big Y east coast ) and suddenly craved mystic mint cookies, which i used to always buy about 10 years ago. couldnt find them and then asked my friend who is almost 50 yrs old and has a huge sweet tooth, she never heard of them...?

they had a green & black box

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    Kates RE: niccole Dec 18, 2006 10:58 PM

    Well, this takes me back! Those were my favorite cookies growing up.

    A quick internet search leads me to believe they have been discontinued.

    If anyone else has further information, it would be greatly appreciated.

    1. Velma RE: niccole Dec 19, 2006 12:43 AM

      Sad to say, they are on the discontinued list at Hometown Favorites. So many of my favorite foods are on that list.

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        eve RE: niccole Dec 20, 2006 04:39 AM

        blast from the past--thank for reminding me of one of my early faves. Right up there with Mallomars.

        1. Niblet RE: niccole Dec 20, 2006 01:37 PM

          They are discontinued, however my mother found a substitute that is virtually identical: "Fudge Mint Covered Oreos." It's the same thing - oreos with mint icing in the middle, the whole thing covered in chocolate. Hope that helps!

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            chowser RE: Niblet Dec 20, 2006 04:31 PM

            I just saw this in the store, too, and thought of this thread.


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            uptown jimmy RE: niccole Dec 20, 2006 06:06 PM

            Oh oh oh. We used to put them in the freezer. Loved them.

            1. C. Hamster RE: niccole Dec 20, 2006 09:03 PM

              I remember biting into a Mystic Mint and seeing the cookie labeled Oreo (or Hydrox -- whichever made them).

              I could eat several packages a day -- on bad days!

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                marlie202 RE: niccole Dec 20, 2006 09:19 PM

                I thoought the Girl Scouts had a cookie like this????

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                  LK Winton RE: niccole Jan 8, 2010 10:40 AM

                  They were a favorite of mine too and I haven't seen them in a long time.

                  HOWEVER, I did buy a box of some kind of holiday Oreos (I can't remember the exact name or the color of the box) that are Mystic Mint-ish (maybe exactly - it's been so long, I can't exactly remember the originals...).

                  They were an Oreo with a chocolate mint covering and were made by Nabisco. I got them at Wal-Mart.

                  They are NOT the peppermint Oreos, which are a regular cookie with a nasty mint creme center (don't try those, by the way...)

                  Anyway, the guy at my regular grocery store also knew about them, but said they were a special seasonal item. Sadly, this may mean they won't be available until next Nov/Dec, but I'll certainly be on the lookout for them when the holidays roll around...

                  Hope that helps.

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                    BostonCookieMonster RE: niccole Jan 8, 2010 11:52 AM

                    Ohhhh, this is the cookie of my childhood! Summers on the Cape lying around the living room eating Mystic Mints and watching game shows! I haven't seen them in years, and I regret to say that neither the chocolate-covered mint Oreos nor the Girl Scout Thin Mints are even close.

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                      luvretro RE: BostonCookieMonster Oct 26, 2011 11:39 AM

                      These came to mind a while back and I was looking for them. Couldn't find them. Assumed that they were no longer available. What a shame! These were such a treat. I agree that the Mint Oreo Fudge Creams and the Girl Scout Thin Mints are no comparison. The Oreo has only a single chocolate cookie and mint cream covered with chocolate, and the Thin mints are a single chocolate cookie covered in chocolate with a mint flavoring. Flavor-wise the Oreo is so close, however. I was told that Keebler has a comparable to the Mystic Mints, but I haven't checked it out.

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