Kendal Mint Cake

Romney’s Kendal Mint Cake

Romney’s Kendal Mint Cake: 

Kendal Mint Cake, this iconic confection with an invigorating punch, has been a legend among hikers and mountaineers for over a century.

Crafted by George Romney Limited since 1918, this potent mix of glucose and peppermint has sustained countless journeys, earning the nod of approval from Lakeland fell walkers to Everest conquerors.

A Sweet Moment on the Roof of the World:

Who needs champagne when you have Kendal Mint Cake?

In 1953, history unfolded when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest.

Their celebratory treat? Not bubbly, but a bar of Kendal Mint Cake, permanently etching its place in mountaineering lore.

More Than Just Candy:

This candy’s magic lies in its practicality. Lightweight, compact, and melt-proof, it provides a readily available energy boost in challenging environments.

The refreshing mint adds a welcome lift, especially in icy winds and at high altitudes.

Kendal’s Minty Legacy:

Kendal town itself has become synonymous with mint cake, and Romney’s stands as the most famous brand.

Today, they handcraft over 100 tons of mint cake annually, employing 19 staff and adhering to the original four-ingredient recipe: sugar, glucose, water, and peppermint oil.

A Delicious Accident:

Believe it or not, the creation was a happy accident! Confectioner Joseph Wiper’s “cloudy” batch of clear mint turned into a beloved energy bar.

And the legacy continues! In 2021, English Lakes Ice Cream added Romney’s chocolate-coated Kendal Mint Cake to their luxury range, proving its irresistible flavor extends beyond mountainside snacking.

Find Your Kendal Mint Cake Adventure:

Throughout Cumbria, camping and outdoor shops proudly stock this iconic treat.

So, whether you’re conquering Lakeland fells or dreaming of your next adventure, grab a bar of Kendal Mint Cake and experience a taste of legend.

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