Some people associate Murray Mints with old-fashioned candy ,and they could be a popular sweet with certain generations or those interested in retro items. People who are keen to know more about the sweets their parents may have loved may like to know the history and ingredients in the famous candy.
British chocolate and sweet producers Cadbury's manufactures Murray Mints under its Bassett's brand. As well as classics like the Murray Mint, Pear Drops and Sherbet Lemons, this brand produces Bassett's Allsorts and Jelly Babies. Bassett's is now worth around £60 million in the UK. Bassett's launched Murray Mints in 1944 and In an advertisement that ran in 1955, the company stated that they are "the too-good-to-hurry mint."
Murray Mints are a mint-flavoured hard candy available in 170g, 200g and roll packets. Sweets are individually wrapped in clear plastic and have a light brown caramel colour.
One Murray Mint provides 15 calories, 2.6 grams of sugar and 0.2 grams of fat. In 100g there are 355 calories, 36.9 grams of carbohydrate and 2.2 grams of fat. Eating an entire roll packet will see you consuming 165 calories, 25.7 grams of sugar and 2.2 grams of fat.
Murray Mints are not as easy to find in the shops as they used to be, but you can purchase them from specialist stores that sell old-fashioned British sweets, or from the Cadbury's website.