Chocolate mint

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AFAIK it is one of the (majority of) mints that does not come true from seed.

Thus, you need to either buy a plant, or get a cutting or division from someone. It's a common enough plant that shouldnt be too hard.

Good luck, have fun,

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So what does chocolate mint taste like. really not what your imagination says it does.
 

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seedcorn said:
So what does chocolate mint taste like.
To me it tastes exactly, precisely, like a Peppermint Patty. Honest. (e.t.a. - and I know what you mean about imagination, most [although not all] of the other mint varieties you do have to hve the right attitude to see the relationship between the name and the taste... but this one really *is* like chocolate mint, truly! To my tastebuds anyhow)

Makes *great* mint brownies, just shred up a few springs and mix into the brownie batter before baking, better than plain mint.

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Thank you for all the replies! I appreciate it.
 

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patandchickens said:
seedcorn said:
So what does chocolate mint taste like.
To me it tastes exactly, precisely, like a Peppermint Patty. Honest. (e.t.a. - and I know what you mean about imagination, most [although not all] of the other mint varieties you do have to hve the right attitude to see the relationship between the name and the taste... but this one really *is* like chocolate mint, truly! To my tastebuds anyhow)

Makes *great* mint brownies, just shred up a few springs and mix into the brownie batter before baking, better than plain mint.

Pat
AGREED--YUM! I'd make chocolate candy with it, if I knew how. Pat, do you have any chocolate mint recipes? :pop
 

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The only thing I've used it for is in brownies and cookies and that sort of thing.

Though, owing to a misreading of your post, I am now wondering what would happen if you minced it up real fine and used it in making mints (you know, candy mint wafers, made with powdered sugar and flavoring). Hm. I probably won't try it as I have not made mints for like 20 years now and don't honestly care for them that much, but if someone tries it, let me know what happened :p

Anyone else have good recipes for it? I'd be interested too!

Mainly I keep it for brownies, and because it is one of my favorite groundcovers to weed amongst :)

(e.t.a. - I bet it would make good choc-mint truffles, the kind where you use cream and dark chocolate to make a ganache and cool it and shape it into balls. I'd try mincing the chocolate mint up real fine and adding it to the not-yet-fully-cooled ganache. *That* might be worth trying!)


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patandchickens said:
seedcorn said:
So what does chocolate mint taste like.
To me it tastes exactly, precisely, like a Peppermint Patty. Honest. (e.t.a. - and I know what you mean about imagination, most [although not all] of the other mint varieties you do have to hve the right attitude to see the relationship between the name and the taste... but this one really *is* like chocolate mint, truly! To my tastebuds anyhow)

Pat
I agree... you taste and smell the chocolate...it's my favorite mint!
I like a leaf in my coffee.... will have to try it in brownies... yum!
I had mine contained in a sunken pot in the herb garden, neglected! ... it went round and round... I think it ate itself! I hope some escaped and I can find it in Spring... :fl

I have seen the plant offered at local garden centers in Spring around here.
 

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I have a stand of it. I just need to wait a few more weeks to see what survived the ducks :p

If anyone wants some roots, I can send some in Spring.
 
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