Welcome to Kendal Mint Cake dot net,
a website designed in, and operated from, the town of Kendal, Cumbria,
on the edge of the Lake District - the home of mintcake!
- did you know?
Mint Cake was used on the first successful ascent
of Everest in 1953.
One member of that expedition wrote about Kendal
Mint Cake, saying 'It was easily the most popular
item on our high altitude ration – our only criticism
was that we did not have enough of it."
Kendal Mint Cake is a cloudy slab of
sugar and peppermint that is known the world over as a high energy
food source. It was discovered by accident in Kendal in 1869,
and continues to be manufactured in the town to this day.
Legend has it that a certain Joseph Wiper was trying to make glacier
mints but took his eye off the pan for a moment and, when he returned,
the mixture had turned cloudy, not clear. And there it was... Kendal
Kendal mintcake is popular with walkers and climbers in particular,
as well as some athletes and sports enthusiasts, and of course with
visitors to the English Lake District (a beautiful National Park
which is on Kendal's doorstep and is the most popular tourist destination
in the UK outside of London). It's also even used for unique wedding