During its rise in popularity, Kendal Mint Cake was seen as a great energy source that would remain stable in extreme conditions.
This "cake" became a staple of many early 20th century expeditions, including the first-ever land crossing of the Antarctic led by Sir Ernest Shackleton between 1914-1917.
Although the land crossing was unsuccessful on this occasion, it was still recognized (quite rightly) as a major feat of perseverance and endurance, setting the stage for even greater adventurous feats in the years to come.
Thankfully… this was not the end of such adventures with Kendal Mint Cake.
Romney's Kendal Mint Cake was immortalized in history on May 29th 1953 when it was carried on the first successful summit of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sirdar Tenzing.
All of the production now takes place on-site at Mintsfeet Industrial Estate, Kendal, where we have been since 1969. We now employ 16 members of full and part-time staff, who collectively produce over 100 tonnes of Romney’s Kendal Mint Cake a year. We also produce a large range of fudge, gift hampers, and our very own Old Fashioned Treacle Toffee — that’s still being made to an original family recipe.
ingredients : peppermint oil, sugar, glucose, water