After Eight mints are thin square chocolates with a creamy mint filling, more delicate than a peppermint patty, and packaged rather elegantly in individual black paper sleeves. At first, I associated them with the Andes mints my grandmother used to give me and I wrote them off as an out-dated treat. But when I picked up a box on my way home last week I was blown away - After Eight mints aren't like anything else available on supermarket shelves.
Made in the U.K., these chocolates are a tasty addition melted over warm desserts like poached pears or a just-out-of-the-oven brownie. They're also great on their own or straight from the freezer! The duty-free shop also carried a selection of larger teardrop-shaped After Eight chocolates, along with a variety of other products not often seen on U.S. shores. Pick up a box next time you're traveling!
Have you tried After Eight mints? What are your favorite duty-free treats?
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