Fake chocolate and a little mint
No bigger than a nickel,
All nestled in a cardboard box
The size of a dill pickle.
They are quite sugary, that is true
But is there nothing sweeter?
I’m sure they sell a lot of chocolate
In the local movie theater,
And likewise at the soda shop
There’s ice cream and hot fudge
At every turn, glucose looms -
A townful of sweet sludge!
So tone it down some, if you please
It’s easy – well, as pie;
And tell your admen to come off
Their verbal sugar high.
[Advertisement (1953) thanks to TJS Labs.]
Junior Mints are also the focal point of a Seinfeld episode where Jerry and Kramer go to watch an operation in a hospital operating theater, and Kramer is munching Junior Mints as if he was at the movies. One flying Junior Mint actually lands in the patient and (in the end) saves him. Kramer doesn’t understand why Jerry keeps turning the candy down: “It’s chocolate – it’s mint – it’s delicious! It’s very refreshing!”