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Nov 15, 2012 11:28 AM

Best brand of soft peppermint sticks or puffs?

Which do you think is consistently the best? Which is softest and creamiest? King Leo? Red Bird? Bob's?

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  1. King Leo, but they are really hard to find (at least in my part of the world). They were a traditional gift for my Dad, and I have had to search high and low for them the last couple of years.

    1. I can't make a comparison, but I happen to have a package of Bobs Olde Timey Peppermint Candy in my desk drawer right now. I'm really enjoying them a lot. I picked them up at Cracker Barrel on a lark.

        1. re: meatn3

          I like both King Leo and Bobs. I'll take either, whichever one I can get my hands on first!

          1. re: Ariadanz

            I agree with King Leo, with one caveat, nice as they are, they used to be a lot better. When I used to get a tin for the holidays (sometimes a little in advance of the holidays, as it was my tradtion to bring the tin with me the last day of school to share out amoung my classes and for comedy works, since the old time one was just the right length, width and weight to balace just like a cigar for Groucho Marx impressions (doubly so if you remembered to dip a few in chocolate ahead of time). But the ones nowadays don't seem to have as much air whipped in, so they seem skinnier, knobblier, and harder (and a bit stronger too). For a while I thoght they had two versions (i.e the kind that came in the red tin were the hard ones, and the ones in the blue tin were the soft) but now they all seem like the hard ones.