In this ad from 1934,"Spear-O-Mint" Lifesavers are suggested for taking away "the burn" for smokers. What can I say? We all know how popular smoking was in decades past.
In this ad, (from 1940) the "Cryst-O-Mint" flavor is touted as being helpful for breath freshening - and the inference is that you could lose your beau if your breath is not fresh! You don't want that to happen! The only mint ones I used to like were the "Pep-O-Mint" flavor.
And this is the only kind I could find at my regular grocery stores. I had been looking for the rolls for a couple of months (mostly because I had a coupon), and finally gave up and got these, individually wrapped inside this package - sorry it's all wrinkled up.
But then we took a drive last Sunday, and I finally found some at the Twain Harte Market (an independently owned market). In fact, I found a number of things there that they don't have at our big-name supermarkets here in town. I was really impressed with this store! It's a 25 mile round trip, so simply not practical for our regular weekly shopping. But it was really nice.
Butter Rum , Wild Cherry, and the Tropical flavors have been favorites of mine for years- and I just decided to try the Sweet Mint flavor because they're new, and sounded interesting. I haven't opened them yet! It may seem silly, but I was so happy to find the rolls!