Frango chocolates are distributed only by Macy's, so you know from the get-go that they aren't going to be a bargain. The regular chocolate mints are available all year long, but the Candy Cane mints are available only during the winter holiday season: they make their first appearance on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) and disappear by shortly after New Year's Day. I found them on sale, $12.99 for a one pound box, at Macy's on Black Friday this year.
Frango Mints are a treat even for chocolate connoisseur. I love peppermint, and bits of peppermint in fine chocolate are a sure way to please me. The Candy Cane mints by Frango are milk chocolate; I don't know the percentage of cocoa solids they contain, but I would guess about 25% or slightly higher. Four pieces contain 210 calories, and 120 of them are fat, so these can be a diet breaker. But at this time of year, must we count every calorie?
The smooth rich chocolate spiked with the icy blast of peppermint is a wonderful holiday treat. Buy a box for the chocolate lover on your gift list, or treat yourself. Like Christmas, Frango Candy Cane Mints only come once a year, after all. I gave it slightly under a 5 because of the price; but tastewise, they're a solid 10!