Fragrant delicious pastries are loved in all countries of the world. The incredible taste of dark chocolate combined with refreshing mint and crispy dough is it possible to refrain from such a delicacy. In honor of this incredible dessert, the National Peppermint Patty Day was invented, which is celebrated on February 11 by all fans of this amazing pastry.
For the first time, mint cake was prepared for sale by the Quiggin family living on the Isle of Man. For 40 years they sold cookies, and then in 1860 4 Kwiggin brothers founded the Kendal Mint Cake Company.
Biscuits with mint were first released in the United States in 1900, the production of chocolate sweets with mint filling was established in York. Before reaching the counter, the products underwent a thorough check and, if the cookies were not broken in half, the entire batch was considered unsuitable for sale. Large-scale deliveries of York biscuits to the northeastern states of the United States began in 1940, these confectionery products enjoyed the greatest popularity. Unlike similar products of other companies, York cookies were the most flavorful and crispy.
In 1966, the debut issue of the comic strip by Charles Schultz was published. One of the main characters was named Mint Patty. Thanks to this character, mint cookies have become really popular.
- Mint cookies covered with dark chocolate are low-calorie foods.
- Flatbreads have not only an excellent taste, but also are useful for the body thanks to mint.
- Refreshing filling helps to improve digestion, helps to eliminate toxins and harmful substances.
- In the leaves of mint there are huge amounts of vitamin C, which has a strengthening effect on humans.
How to celebrate
At National Peppermint Patty Day, be sure to make mint cakes using one of the recipes online. Those who do not want to mess with the dough can purchase an amazing delicacy in the confectionery.
On this day, special attention should be paid to mint, thanks to which cookies have become popular. You can cook your favorite cappuccino and decorate it with a green leaf or make a milkshake by adding mint syrup to it.
When is National Peppermint Patty Day celebrated in 2024?
National Peppermint Patty Day is observed on February 11 each year.