It’s chocolate. It’s peppermint. It’s delicious! Thanks to Seinfeld, Junior Mints will forever go down in pop culture history as the delicious chocolate, peppermint candies loved by Kramer and accidentally dropped into someone’s abdominal cavity during surgery. But Junior Mints were around long before Seinfeld solidified their place in candy aisles for years to come. Here’s a brief history of Junior Mints: The name of the product is a pun.