Ken­dal Mint Cake

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - News -

For a batch of sweets gone wrong, this con­fec­tion has hit the high­est heights. Ernest Shack­le­ton packed it for his team’s bid to trek across the Antarc­tic in 1914 and it helped power Hil­lary and Nor­gay to the top of the world in 1953, where to cel­e­brate the first as­cent of Ever­est the two men ‘sat on the snow and looked at the coun­try far be­low... and nib­bled Ken­dal Mint Cake’. Nor­gay then broke a piece off and buried it in the sum­mit snow as a gift to the gods.

Leg­end cred­its con­fec­tioner Joseph Wiper with its in­ven­tion, when he over- cooked oked a mix des­tined for glassy glacier mints,nts, and de­cided the softer, opaque sweet­weet had po­ten­tial. He started pro­duc­tion in n 1869 and two com­pa­nies, Quig­gin’s and Rom­ney’s, mney’s, still make it in the Lake­land town, pro­ducin­go­duc­ing bars of minty en­ergy that have fu­elled elled thou­sands of walk­ers through mil­lion­sllions of miles. It’s also avail­able in brown sugar gar and choco­late vari­a­tions, al­though Ken­dal’s ndal’s mint cake hasn’t trans­lated to the USA:SA: in the 1950s cus­toms of­fi­cials deemed cakeke should con­tain flour and ditched a shipment hip­ment into the At­lantic.

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