Help me identify the mysterious oversized breath mints I purchased somewhere in Europe four years ago.
The mints were white and round, shaped almost like checkers
, and just as large. They came in a rectangular white stiff paper/cardboard box (you know, like what a cereal box is made from)--maybe four inches by three inches by three inches--decorated with a blue and maybe red stripe over one corner, black writing that I believe was neither English nor French nor Spanish, and a little portrait of a (to my eyes) generic queen.
I think--but am not certain--that the mints themselves were engraved with a side profile of a queen's face.
I only bought them in the first place because someone I knew mentioned that they were widely loved in Europe. Whether or not that is true, I bought them at an airport in Europe four years ago. The most likely candidate is Amsterdam's Schiphol, but Heathrow and Gatwick are other possibilities.
Their flavor was not strong--none of that burn your tongue freshness--just a little sweet and a bit pepperminty. Even though they were unwieldily large, I loved them. I'm usually a skilled Googler but the whole "royal mint" = Royal Mint
is interfering with my mojo.
So, what were they? I'm headed back to Europe this summer and want to find more!