Andes mints feature a classic creme de menthe flavor, which is a combination of spearmint and peppermint. The peppermint provides a cool, crisp taste while the spearmint adds a sweet, herbaceous flavor. Combined, they create the strong, distinctive mint flavor that is synonymous with Andes mints.
Do Andes Mints contain dairy?
No, Andes Mints do not contain dairy. According to the FAQ section of the Andes Candies website, their mints are vegan-friendly and are made with cocoa butter and other non-dairy ingredients. The ingredients in Andes Mints include sugar, coconut oil, cocoa, natural flavors, and natural color.
Is there dairy in Andes chocolate?
No, there is no dairy in Andes chocolate. Andes produces a variety of different chocolate products, including cremes, mints, baking chips and baking bars, that do not contain any dairy ingredients. Their majority of products are also vegan-friendly and free of any animal-derived ingredients. Therefore, it is safe to say that Andes chocolates are dairy-free.
What kind of chocolate is in Andes Mints?
Andes Mints contain a top layer of dark chocolate and a bottom layer of creme de menthe. The chocolate used is a type of compound chocolate, made with cocoa powder and vegetable oils, rather than real cocoa butter. The flavor of the dark chocolate is typically sweet and subtle, with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Why are they called Andes Mints?
Andes Mints are named after the Andes mountains, which are the longest mountain range in the world. The origin of the candy can be traced back to the 1920s, when a Swiss-American confectioner named Andrew Kanelos created the recipe. The recipe was inspired by the traditional peppermint leaf candies from the Swiss Alps. The unique blend of sugar, cocoa butter, and flavoring that gives the Andes Mint its distinctive minty, chocolate taste was a hit, and the candy soon became popular in the United States. The original packaging was decorated with a drawing of the mountain range and the name “Andes” was printed beneath it. As the candy became more popular, the packaging was eventually changed to feature a line drawing of the Andes Mountains, which is the source of the candy’s name.
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