Richardson’s signature pillow mints have been cooked in kettles and cured to perfection, almost since their inception in 1893. Thomas D Richardson first began selling his home-made mints at the counter of a department store in Philadelphia. Richardson and his two sons soon incorporated, and began commercial production of soft sugar mints as we know them today.
Richardson Mints’ quality is superior to competition because they go through a unique manufacturing process that results in a smoother, lighter mint with a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth texture and a refreshing taste.
Richardson Mints have also played a part in history – real as well as cinematic:
- The Beatles. Richardson Mints were served backstage during an August 16, 1966 Beatles concert at Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy stadium. Legend has it that Ringo preferred the lemon jelly mints.
- Rocky. Starring Sylvester Stallone, this movie won an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1976. A Richardson Mints Bicentennial Tin was featured on the top of Rocky’s refrigerator in the film.
Today, they are still made using the same time tested process and recipe; always featuring the finest quality ingredients. A favorite among restaurateurs, Richardson Mints are available in the original Pastel Mints flavor, as well as Butter Mints, and Gourmet Chocolate Mints.