Candy: A Visual Document of an Overwhelming Collection/ Compulsion
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Nostalgia Snapshot: C. Howard's Violet Mints
They're technically called C. Howard's Violet Mints, but everyone I know calls them Choward's Violets. A classic from the 1930's, the violet is an acquired taste. Crumbling the chalky tablet, the aroma and flavor of violet is far more evocative of soap than a tasty snack. But there's something compelling about the flavor, and I always buy a pack when they're available. Not only is your mouth left feeling so clean, there's a delicacy and freshness to the old-fashioned candies that remains really appealing.