Peppermint Patty Fun Facts

The internet is full of fabulous fun facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and peppermint patty fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided that when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with you, our readers, in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Peppermint Patty fun facts.

Peppermint Patty Fun Facts: A peppermint patty is a confection made with a rich, creamy peppermint filling covered in semisweet chocolate.

  • The York Cone Company, which was based in Pennsylvania and originally produced ice cream cones, invented the York Peppermint Pattie in 1940.
  • Many chocolate-covered peppermints had been made before the York Peppermint Pattie came on the market, but Kessler’s version was firm and crisp, while the competition was soft. A former employee and York resident Phil Kollin remembered the final (sample) test the pattie went through before it left the factory. “It was a snap test. If the candy didn’t break clean in the middle, it was a second.
  • The York Peppermint Pattie was acquired by Hershey’s in 1998.
  • Peppermint Patties were sold only in northeastern states until 1975.
  • February 11th is National Peppermint Patty Day.
  • Patricia “Peppermint Patty” Reichardt is a fictional character featured in Charles M. Schulz’s comic strip Peanuts. A tomboy, she is one of a small group in the strip who lives across town from Charlie Brown and his school friends.

Recipe: Homemade Peppermint Patties

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Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about the Peppermint Patty

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2017-03-31T08:42:18+00:00 By |Did You Know?|

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  2. Charlie Ricker Feb 11, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Peppermint is widely known for having a soothing effect on upset stomachs.

  3. Sandra J Spengel Dec 29, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    My mother recounted a story of her father, William P Gemmill and Mr Kessler developing the recipe for the peppermint pattie in her kitchen on N. Harlan St. in York it was also a response to the limits of sugar due to the war. They developed a slow melt chocolate to ship overseas to the Brave Boys and received more sugar for the company's main product, a marshmellow filled cone. I visited the factory many times in the 1960's scraping tastings of awful pure cacao from giant blocks. We had endtables of boxes of peppermint patties covered by cloths. A vanilla cremepattie was also popular. GRanpa Gemmill would sure be surprised at the popularity of his candy. He sold out to Mr. KEssler in the late '60's or early '70's. My mother wanted to be a doctor not a business person, married a minister and had a lovely life.

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