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National Peppermint Patty Day – February 11

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National Peppermint Patty Day 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 Origin 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...

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National Brandy Alexander Day – January 31

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National Brandy Alexander Day  Photo Credit: Jason Lam Quote of the Day: “But the years have brought to Martha a sense of essentials,” says George, “the knowledge that cream is for coffee, lime juice for pies … and alcohol pure and simple … here you are, angel … for the pure and simple. For the mind’s blind eye, the heart’s ease, and the liver’s craw. Down the hatch, all.” Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? National Brandy Alexander Day Today is National Brandy Alexander Day. We’re celebrating an alcoholic cocktail with a glorious high-fashion past by diving into its notorious history, trivia, quotes, and recipe to make it at home. What is a Brandy Alexander? A Brandy Alexander is a brandy-based cocktail consisting of cognac, crème de cacao, and cream that became popular during the early 20th century. It is a...

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