Ever since, I always keep peppermint handy...
Funny you mention that Krezyhorse. A buddy of mine mixes a bit of peppermint and spearmint seed in his clover when planting. I've never tried it but he swears by it. Says the deer really won't eat the plants till they mature. Suppose they get sweeter then.
Your bag of peppermint candy surely would be cheaper and alot less work.