Andes Mints in retail stores?
November 25, 2007 2:00 PM   Subscribe

Are Andes Mints no longer sold through retail stores? In the last few months I haven't been able to find them in any of our local stores. I've checked Kroger, Meijer, and a local independent grocery. Nothing on their website, though it looks like it hasn't been updated recently.
posted by Lentrohamsanin to Food & Drink (23 answers total)
 
Forgot to add: I know I can buy them online. I'm specifically asking about brick and mortar retailers.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 2:01 PM on November 25, 2007


I just saw them at Walgreens and my supermarket, so yes.
posted by cmgonzalez at 2:02 PM on November 25, 2007


I meant yes, they are sold in stores. Oh, and my supermarket is a Stop & Shop.
posted by cmgonzalez at 2:03 PM on November 25, 2007


I just saw them at a Meijer - in the baking section.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 2:09 PM on November 25, 2007


I have seen them recently in the grocery store. It may be that your local distributor stopped carrying them. Ask around at the grocery store, and they'll probably tell you which employee deals with the distributor so you can get the info from the horse's mouth.
posted by evariste at 2:17 PM on November 25, 2007


I've seen both Andes mints and the baking chips at the store within the last week.

I also saw the mints at the dollar store.
posted by sugarfish at 2:30 PM on November 25, 2007


I just saw them at a Meijer - in the baking section.

Huh, I had not thought to look there. They used to be in the candy aisle.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 2:31 PM on November 25, 2007


I saw them at Target in the candy aisle just the other week. I hope they never discontinue them. I have so many fond memories of eating them with my mother when I was a kid in the 80's.
posted by polyester.lumberjack at 2:36 PM on November 25, 2007


I've seen them too. Perhaps the store was not selling enough in the area, so they all stopped carrying them. If not, ask if you can setup a special order (if you buy them enough, perhaps a recurring special order for a new box every 2 weeks or so?)
posted by toaster at 2:41 PM on November 25, 2007


I saw them in Aldi
posted by a robot made out of meat at 2:49 PM on November 25, 2007


I had 'em at my boyfriend's aunt's house just a few weeks ago, so they must be selling 'em somewhere!
posted by limeonaire at 3:00 PM on November 25, 2007


They've actually expanded their offerings over the past few years - cherry, caramel, etc - but a lot of places seem to stock them as seasonal/holiday items, or at least that what it's seemed to me.
posted by pupdog at 3:02 PM on November 25, 2007


I just bought some at Walmart (Phoenix, AZ) about a week ago... they were in the candy aisle.

And just an FYI- the packaging isn't the same as it used to be back in the day. Andes no longer come in the "brick" form- they come in a bag. I had a hard time finding them because I was looking for the "brick".
posted by MiaWallace at 3:03 PM on November 25, 2007


looks like your question has been answered already, so i'll just point out that starbucks is carrying an amazingly good andes mint brownie for the holiday season..
posted by white light at 3:44 PM on November 25, 2007


I just saw them at Target last night.

And they are still available in the "brick" style, too, because that's what Target (in central NC) was selling.
posted by rachelpapers at 3:56 PM on November 25, 2007


Brick style at CVS, along with the Necco Haviland Thin Mints I adore.
posted by Juliet Banana at 4:36 PM on November 25, 2007


They're always in stock at my local Walgreens. MM MM I love me some Andes Mints!
posted by zippity at 5:03 PM on November 25, 2007


Olive Garden is my Andes Mint dealer. If you ask nicely, they'll give you as many as you can grab after a dinner there.

(I sit in my darkened car out back every night after closing and wait for my contact to come out with a few boxes.)
posted by yellowbkpk at 5:26 PM on November 25, 2007


Olive Garden is my Andes Mint dealer.

Heh, you actually touched on my main fear which was that they'd gone wholesale to restaurants only or something.

Thanks for the reports everyone. I'll just have to broaden my search.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 5:29 PM on November 25, 2007


Seconding Walmart. In Kansas, if that makes any difference.
posted by amyms at 6:35 PM on November 25, 2007


Seen at Target last week, in the Christmas candy section.
posted by holgate at 7:38 PM on November 25, 2007


We almost always have them at Fred Meyer, which is a Kroger-owned store in the Pacific Northwest...
posted by lhauser at 9:40 PM on November 25, 2007


Just wanted to mention that it was the brick style individually wrapped mints that I saw in the baking section. (They also had the minty chips as well.)

Sometimes Meijer also has the habit of putting them in the holiday candy end caps OR in the seasonal candy aisle between clothes and food. (Usually close to frozen foods.)
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 8:45 AM on November 26, 2007


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