ANDES MINTS Candy History
Andes Chocolate Mints, also known as Andes Candies, are small rectangular candies consisting of one mint-green layer sandwiched in between two chocolate-brown layers. The candies are wrapped in green foil imprinted with the company's logo, the word Andes written amidst a drawing of snow-capped peaks. First launched in 1950, they are produced by Tootsie Roll Industries. In the United States, Andes mints are a popular after dinner mint, which can be found at popular restaurants, including Olive Garden. The mint used at Olive Garden is a special flavor manufactured exclusively for the restaurant chain, but it is tastewise similar to the Mint Parfait flavor; containing the same layers, but at different ratios.