A disk shaped hard candy, usually peppermint or spearmint flavored but also available in several fruit flavors. It has a characteristic striped pattern that looks like a starburst. Some starlight mints have a white disk on the flat face of the mint and stripes on the sides. The peppermint ones are red and white and look like cousins to candy canes. They are usually individually wrapped in cellophane. Many restaurants in the U.S. make them available free of charge to their customers as an after-dinner mint or a breath mint.