Wednesday, April 22, 2009

buttermint

Am I the only one who thinks Lifesavers destroyed themselves when they discontinued the Buttermint flavor? My mouth is watering remembering such goodness and I haven't had one for 20 years. I think I'm upset. Do any of you even remember Buttermint? Anyone???

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah i remember it but was never very keen on the buttermint. It's the pineapple in the 5-flavor variety pack that I go for. Always wished they'd make a whole roll of just the pineapple. I've fantasized that someone who truly loved me would buy a bunch of variety packs and put all the pineapple ones together in a jar as a gift. Cherry lifesavers used to be our family's standard church candy --- you know, the candy that comes out for passing down the pew when the sermon starts?... That is, it was when it was available in the roll. Do they even make rolls anymore? I've only found any lifesavers available in the large bags of individually wrapped candies. What a shame. I'm also still upset that they moved the plant from Holland Michigan to Canada. If you were near the plant when they were making them in Holland, you could taste the sweetness in the air.

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Korean American King said...

i hate when that crap happens. anyone remember doolies? they were like combos but way better. they RU-WELLED!!! i want some!!!! now!!! but i can't!!!

http://www.inthe80s.com/food/doolies0.shtml

Jen said...

Never heard of buttermint, sorry. I love the butter rum flavor! Yum!

Laurie Lynn said...

No, but butter and mint. Ummm!
I know just how you feel! I used to be able to get vanilla mint gum which was delightful, but my favorite has been discontinued.
I bought some butter rum lifesavers for old time's sake since my Grandma always had them in her purse, but they just didn't quite taste like I remember.
Buttermint does sound like a serious mouth watering combo!

Jenna said...

L.L.-
Are you SURE Grandma had butter rum and NOT buttermint? just saying...

anon-
That weekend is the craziest weekend we have, for some reason. But, I'll look into it anyway. I've never heard of her. but, you totally sound dutch. my bro-in-law still passes king's mints down the pew. it rocks!

king-
I wish I could meet you halfway on the Doolies. Major props for "ru-welled".

jen-
i wish for your sake time machines were possible. then you could have tasted buttermint and liked it more. promise.

Lee Shelton IV said...

I don't recall Buttermint. Are you sure you didn't just combine a Butter Rum with a Pep-O-Mint to come up with your own flavor?

Lee Shelton IV said...

If I'm not mistaken, buttermints are those little pastel-colored things served at wedding receptions and graduation parties.

Jenna said...

Lee! I can't believe I remember something from the 80s that YOU don't remember. Oh well. Something had to get by you.

check out comment #33 on this blog post:
http://www.typetive.com/candyblog/item/lifesavers/

I gotta help keep the memory of Buttermint Lifesavers alive. It's me and that 33rd commenter. Not even on Wiki!!!

Marin said...

I remember them! My grandma always busted them out at church. I wish they would bring back buttermint and the old five flavor lifesavers.

Anonymous said...

I REMEMBER Buttermint Lifesavers! They were the BEST ever! I'm surprised more people don't remember. Nothing like Butter Rum. I was craving them tonight and realized I hadn't seen them in stores in years so I googled them and was sad to see they're discontinued. They were light yellow and I think they were in a mint green wrapper. I ate them ALL the time when I was a kid. Wish we could still buy them.

Ellen Aylward said...

They were awesome. I loved them so much and was looking online for some when I found your post.

Jon White said...

Buttermint was awesome. My other favorite is Mango leon.

Jon White said...

Buttermint was awesome. My other favorite is Mango leon.

randy thomas said...

I was searching on here for buttermint life savers when I saw
this post...I too crave them. why o' why are the gone..a litte
green pkg
.
with a yellow green color mint
..i loved them too

Patrina McBride said...

Loved buttermint. My very favorite and I've never forgotten them.

Patrina McBride said...

Loved buttermint. My very favorite and I've never forgotten them.

Kimmerie said...

Butter mint was the best!! For a few years after the discontinued them they were still available in the Christmas storybook...but even that is no longer :(

TheGoodFight said...

My grandmother always had buttermint lifesavers in her purse...I miss that taste terribly.

Anonymous said...

My mouth is watering too. I loved the lifesaver buttermints!! I think I will start googling that every few weeks and then maybe whoever makes Lifesavers will take the hint. Yum