My wife, for years, has raved about a holiday candy she enjoyed when she was a young girl back in the late seventies, early eighties. She calls them "mint puffs" which she's sure is not the technical name for them. She describes them as round or oval shaped candies, maybe slightly smaller than a golf ball, that has the familiar candy cane striping. She says they are mint flavored, but these are not to be confused with the very hard, glossy, holiday mint candy of the same size and appearance that I think most of us are familiar with. These have a much softer texture. The best way I can describe them, based upon how she's described them to me, is that when biting into them, they have a little less "give" than a malt ball, and she says they just disintegrate and melt in your mouth instantaneously.
I would love to find these damn things and surprise her for Christmas. She hunts for them every year and never is able to find them. Any help out there???