The Almost-Astonishing Story of Chocolate Covered Peppermint Candy

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From Ice Cream Cones to a Retro Candy Favorite

As you may remember, in my previous blog “The Almost-Astonishing Story of Chocolate Covered Peppermint Candy” I revealed the ascent of the peppermint pattie from Henry C. Kessler’s first ever smooth-and-creamy filled York Peppermint Pattie to the Welsh-Brothers’ Junior Miss nine years later.

But, let us not forget all those other peppermint patties that rose up through the 40’s and beyond, including our newest (old-time) peppermint patties, using an original 1940s recipe from the original shop. They were a favorite at mid-20th century family-run candy stores and likely made an appearance at bridge games and holiday parties, year round.

Do the hand-crafted, traditional patties taste different from the manufactured variety? Only a taste will tell!

Mass Melted: Truly Delicious!

What’s the difference between handcrafted, original-recipe peppermint patties and the chemical-infused mass-manufactured stuff? As I was shooting pictures of our handcrafted patties, I found out. The candy started melting under the hot sun, creating a fascinating ooze which, as I discovered at the project’s end, was luscious.


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