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National Peppermint Patty Day – February 11

National Peppermint Patty Day

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National Peppermint Patty Day is celebrated each year on February 11th.

CANDY: YORK PATTIES (175 COUNT) by York Patties

Quote of the Day: “Get the Sensation” Peter Paul advertisement (the 1970s) for York Peppermint Pattie


This dark chocolate covered mint patty dates back to 1840 and is recognized as the oldest commercially made product of its kind. It was created by the Quiggin’s family on the Isle of Man; an island located in the middle of the northern Irish Sea. Later in 1880, four of the sons formed the Kendal Mint Cake Company.

U.S. History

  • Peppermint patties were made by confectioneries since the early 1900s. These companies included The Idaho Candy Company, Trudeau Candie’s and Pearson’s (which purchased Trudeau in 1951). The better known York Peppermint Patties made by the York Cone Company of Pennsylvania didn’t appear until 1940.
  • York’s peppermint patties were firm and crisp while the others were soft. Quality control dictated that if the candy didn’t break in the middle, it was pulled from production and didn’t leave the factory.
  • In 1972, the York Cone Company was acquired by Peter Paul, which launched the York Peppermint Pattie nationally in 1975.
  • In 1978, Peter Paul merged with Cadbury. York passed to the Hershey Foods Corporation when it acquired the US operations of Cadbury Schweppes in 1988.
  • In 2009, production of the York Peppermint Pattie moved from Reading, Pennsylvania, to Mexico. 

Reader’s Choice Award ~ Photo Contest

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Are you a foodie who loves photography? This contest may be for you! 

It’s easy to enter! Snap a photo of your favorite food/beverage from our February Food Holidays and enter for a chance to win the Readers’ Choice Award Deadline midnight – 29 February 2018 

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February Romance Novels

by best-selling author Carolyn Bowen

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Cross-Ties: Historical Fiction Passages

We wish you fun and safe travels. Happy National Peppermint Patty DayCJ & TJ – Roadtrips R Us

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