TODAY IS PEPPERMINT PATTIE DAY as you may have heard.
Is there really any other kind than good ol’ York? There is. It’s called Pearson’s, they make them right here in Minnesota, and they were among the first peppermint patties produced in the United States (by Trudeau Candy Co., another St. Paul-area candy producer which was later acquired by Pearson’s. They also made the Seven-Up Bar, if anyone remembers that!). Peppermint patties seem to have originated in and around the United Kingdom area long before they were ever made here. York didn’t get on the scene until the 1940s, but there’s no doubt that they are the most well-known. If we’re gonna be “mainstream” about this one, we’ll at least do something fun!
If you’ve ever been to Target before/during/slightly after the holiday season, you’ve likely seen the giant candy they sell. We knew Peppermint Pattie Day was happening soon, so we took advantage. They are the size of a human face.
No, we didn’t eat the whole thing. SP had 1.3oz (weighing and measuring is our friend!) and AK had one bite. Perhaps we’ll use the leftovers to bake/give away. Any ideas for us? Let us know in the comments or on our Facebook page!
Tomorrow is Plum Pudding Day!