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National Peppermint Patty Day

National Peppermint Patty Day

Really?! John gets National Pastrami Sandwich, Popcorn and Coffee Day and I get Peppermint Patties? Something is going on here. Oh well… must make the best of it!

Peppermint Patties were first created in the 1920s by the York Cone Company in York, Pennsylvania.  Early distribution was only available in the Northeastern United States, plus Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and for some reason Florida. The chocolate mint candies were made nationally available in 1975, when confection company Peter Paul acquired the York Cone Company.

Today, the iconic crisp chocolate mint-filled treat is available in other shapes, flavors and sizes – including Pumpkin Patties for Halloween, Snowflake Patties for Christmas, Heart Patties for Valentines, Egg Patties for Easter and even the limited-edition Pink Patty to support continuing breast cancer research.

Adding these shapes during the appropriate season is a quick and easy way to dress-up and garnish a mini-dessert tray. Get the sensation!

Questions?

If you have any questions about this article or flight crew culinary training, contact me at rpeterson@airculinaire.com. For questions about in-flight catering, contact weborders@airculinaire.com.

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