Last Updated on June 13, 2022 by Jim Edwards
Are you craving a taste of chocolate with a minty peppermint inside? If so, the York Peppermint Pattie is the ultimate option for you. It is a dark chocolate pattie that melts in your mouth as soon as you bite into it. It is a peppermint confection that was introduced in 1940 and is currently manufactured by the Hershey Company.
The candy features powerful flavors of its ingredients, as well as dark chocolate, and it is considered one of the classics of the United States.
And my personal suggestion – buy a bag of these and keep some frozen in the freezer! This magnifies the cool and mint sensation. You will always have one available and will love them frozen!
When Was The York Peppermint Patty Invented?
Until York Cone Company was established 20 years ago, no product approximating the peppermint pattie was produced. It was brought to the corporation in Pennsylvania by Henry Kessler in 1940.
Peter Paul purchased the company in 1972. He was the one who brought this candy to the market on a national scale. ‘Get the Sensation,’ his renowned Peppermint Candy phrase, is still used today.
In the later phase of 1978, the company was merged with Cadbury, and finally, in 1988, York Cone Company was signed by The Hershey Foods Corporation. The manufacturing of this candy was in Pennsylvania until 2008, but the production was shifted to Mexico. It continues to be produced in Mexico.
What Are the York Peppermint Patty Ingredients?
Hershey’s is always known for its purity of the product. Similarly, the ingredients in York Peppermint Pattie have made it last till the 21st century. The most common substances used in its making are:
- Semisweet chocolate
- Cocoa butter
- Artificial flavors
- Egg whites
- Corn Syrup
- Milk fat
- Soy Lecithin
- Invert Sugar
- Oil of peppermint
One York Peppermint Patty weighs 1.4 ounces (39g) and
11g and is 1.02 x 9.64 x 7.21 inches in size. Thanks to individual packaging, if you’re concerned about sharing your patties, York peppermint is ideal for sharing.
York Peppermint Patty contains only 50 calories each pack. One patty includes 11g of carbohydrates, 1 gram of fat, and 9g of added sugar.
This is a big no for diabetic patients or for someone who has undergone extensive surgery recently. This confectioner is good to treat your cravings, but it can cause obesity and cavities in your teeth if you want to take it regularly.
Related: Learn about Hershey’s Kisses
York Peppermint Patty Flavors
This product comes with a variety of flavors on the market. Let’s see a few of them.
- Sugarfree peppermint patties
- Limited edition pink pattie
- York Peppermint bites
- Peppermint patties pumpkins
- Chocolate Truffle mint
- York Mints
- Peppermint Patties
- Peppermint Patties Miniature Hearts Heart Box (special edition for valentine’s week)
- Egg-shaped patties
York Peppermint Patties – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What happened to York Peppermint Patties?
Peppermint Patties are still in production. However, the demand for this candy is reducing day by day, and the day is not far when its manufacturing is going to seize.
Are York Peppermint Patties bad for you?
Yes, somehow, it is safe to consume. But, if you have diabetes, do not consume it in chunks. We can’t assure its 100% safety, but it is better than other patties sold by other companies in the market.
Do These Still Come with The Ice Packs and Foam Packaging?
This is depended on the temperature of your location, and from the area it is being manufactured. If you buy it online, it is most likely to come with ice packs and foam packages.
Is There Any Variety Which Is Dairy-Free?
No, all the variants of Peppermint Pattie have milk in them. If you are lactose intolerant, you can go for other alternatives.
What Are the Dimensions of Each Piece of Wrapped Candy?
It has approximately a diameter of 6cm and is 21cm deep. If you measure in inches, it is 2 inches wide and 8 inches deep.
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