The Return of Nestle Mint Morsels – Well, Almost

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The Return of Nestle Mint Morsels – Well, Almost

Eric and I dreamed of the moment that Nestle again would make their mint-chocolate morsels so we could use them in our Mint Mania Bars (decadent brownies) from my “365 Great Cookies and Brownies” cookbook.  Over the years, we adapted the recipe to use regular Toll House morsels and pure peppermint extract, but still lamented their loss, pleading with Nestle to produced the mint chips again.

That’s why Nestle let us know that — just in time for holiday baking and through December  — they would offer Dark Chocolate & Mint Morsels (10-ounce bag $2.99).

We asked for samples, looking forward to making our beloved brownies again.

Sadly, I report that these are not the same Toll House Mint-Chocolate Morsels. Instead they contain half the delicious mint chocolate chips and the other half a “mint chocolate confection” Those are  light green morsels shaped like a chocolate chip, but instead are a blend of sugar, palm kernel oil, hydrogenated palm oil, oil of peppermint, soy lecithin, vanilla extract and Yellow 5 Lake and Blue 1 Lake artificial coloring.

You can bet I’m not ruining my brownies with the addition of these morsels, that is unless I can find someone to hand pick out the chocolate ones from the bag.

– bonnie

By | 2017-08-31T16:20:27+00:00 November 25th, 2009|Food & Drinks, xyz misc|57 Comments

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  1. Kathe November 6, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Hey there,

    I wrote on this comment page many years ago. Not only do I still miss the original mint chips, but I too find the mixed chips not at all comparable, in fact, rather tasteless. I’m so glad, however, to have been drawn back to this comment page with Tamee’s fresh comment. Reading through the 50 comments again, I was glad to see along the way that I’m not the only person that thinks that the Nestle’s Semi-Sweet don’t taste like they used to either. I’ve migrated to Ghirardelli chips, which I’ve been using for a couple of years now. What’s next, Nestle, Sriracha flavored chocolate chips? Please, oh, please bring back the original mint. Even if it’s just for a limited time. We can at least stock-pile!

  2. Barbara Ryan November 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    Hersheys makes them that are not food colored, just chocolate brown. I bought them on line. Then you can make your mom’s cookies.

  3. Cheryl Caiola November 7, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Does anyone have the mint brownie recipe from the back of the original mint chips bag? I used to but lost it and would love to have it again…..anyone?

    Thank you!!

  4. Patricia Ward November 22, 2017 at 9:38 am

    I tried the new chocolate and mint chips and I tried Hershey’s none of them compared to the original Nestle mint chocolate chip morsels. By reading these comments I’m surprised Nestle does not wake up and bring them back. I would be first in line to purchase them.

  5. Stacey November 22, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I would be second!!

  6. Laura A. December 8, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Approx 30 years ago I had a recipe for nestle mint chip fudge roll. It was the best! I lost the recipe and have not been able to find it since. Have you heard of it or seen recipe?

  7. Bonnie Tandy Leblang December 9, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Laura, I am not familiar with it – but I’m sure the consumer folks at Nestle can find that for you. Try calling them at 1-800-225-2270 or complete the form on their contact us page. They should have that recipe in their files. Good luck.

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