Andes Mints. Approximately 80 pieces of andes mints per pound. Andes mints is one of the best tasting mints sold in the world. a three layered mint candy originally produced by a small manufacturer under the name andy's candies in the early 1920's. this candy and others produced by the company excited peoples taste buds as the company grew. by the beginning of the 1950's the company moved into a lager factory and had changed their name to andes mints. the andes mints we all love and enjoy today begun to take shape, the company had added crème de menthe to their three layered chocolate mint to give it that over the top, mint soothing chocolatety taste we all enjoy. Andes mints which is now a known confectionery name, its ingredients have reached other tasty deserts, such as cookies, cake rolls, jack in the box milk shakes, ice cream and even toppings for ice cream. in 2000 andes mints was bought by tootsie roll industries which produces them with the same three layered crème de menthe mint chocolatety taste. Not a big fan of mint? you can try the spin offs such as cherry jubilee, mint parfait and toffee crunch thins, peppermint crunch (offered seasonally) . all of which are tasty enjoyable treats themselves. if you are a dedicated candy lover you must try all three. There are other ways to try them! we all know how to make sm'ores right, well how about replacing the milk chocolate bar we normally use, with a couple delicious andes mints. imagine that a fire roasted marshmallow squeezed between two graham crackers with delicious andes mints slowly melting in the middle. or how about when you make cookies you replace your milk chocolate chips with broken bits of andes mints, to create mouth watering andes mints cookies. anything you can do with chocolate chips or a chocolate bar just replace with andes mints and enjoy the outcome. 5 pounds per order.