Sunday, October 29, 2017


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A short history of the York Peppermint Pattie, from - let's put our hands together for - Wikipedia.

York Peppermint Pattie is a dark chocolate enrobed peppermint confection produced by The Hershey Company.
It was first produced in York, Pennsylvania, by Henry Kessler at his York Cone Company in 1940,[1] for sale in the Northeastern United States, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Florida. In 1972, the York Cone Company was acquired by Peter Paul, which launched the York Peppermint Pattie nationally in 1975.
In 1978, Peter Paul merged with Cadbury. York passed to the Hershey Foods Corporation when it acquired the US operations of Cadbury Schweppes in 1988.
During the 1970s and continuing in the present, Peter Paul launched a memorable advertising campaign for the candy with the tagline "Get the Sensation".
The confectionery features strongly contrasting flavors, with a particularly bitter chocolate coating around a sugar center. A sugar-free version of the candy is also available.[2]
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 and gooey. 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."[3]
In 2009, production of the York Peppermint Pattie moved from Reading, Pennsylvania, to Mexico.[4]

READ THE LAST SENTENCE ABOVE.  The patties are now made in Mexico. Come back, come back, come back.


I dined in the elegance
of my mind in the eatery
at the Willow Grove
Supermarket, a shrimp salad,
cold slaw, and a new entree
they had whipped up. I tested
it with a plastic fork and
found it, not exactly a
James Beard winner, but
a delight for the palate.

I longed for ice cream
for dessert. A simple
bowl of vanilla ice cream.

Trooping through the store,
I found ice creams interminable
but none in a single pack.

As I walked down the aisle
I spotted it in the help-yo-self bin
aisle, gleaming in two see-through

I grabbed two, my hands trembling
like a drunk with DTs.

Two York Peppermint Patties.
Le prix, s'ils vous plait?
Two for four cents. Thanks to James Marshall, realtor, I found my dream house.

As they say in The Collection, which I watched for the first time on Masterpiece Theater, careful what you wish for, it might come true.


Going for $2,700,000 in Ocean City NJ

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