Pillow Mints

Appears in

Chocolates and Confections

By Peter Greweling

Published 2007

  • About

Pillow mints are those delightful little melt-in-your-mouth mints that are seen in such disparate places as the cash register at a diner, or as wedding favors. They are crystalline sugar confections, and it seems probable that they, like their cousin fudge, were first made purely by accident. Pillow mints almost certainly resulted from hard candy that was formulated, cooked, and handled incorrectly, resulting in crystallization of the sugar, and the short, quickly dissolving texture that is the hallmark of these confections.