About Kendal Mint Co
Kendal Mint Cake was the original ‘energy bar’, it has climbed Mount Everest, crossed the Antarctic and even helped keep the army on the move.
Together with Quiggins, an original manufacturer and also an informed sport BRC AA grade production facility we have created a great range of outstanding evolutionary products for today’s sport nutrition, supplements and vitamins sectors, that are not only packed with additional benefits but taste fantastic too.
What's in A Name?
In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare writes the phrase: ‘what’s in a name?’
Our name suggests what we do, and where we’re from.
However, the more interesting story can be gleaned by asking the questions ‘why?’ and ‘how?’
A British Icon
Kendal Mint Co. (KMC) is a new, young, dynamic Cumbrian business, paradoxically, producing a product that is more than 100 years old -
The much loved British icon KENDAL MINT CAKE. Made with sugar, glucose, water and peppermint oil, as well as a tasty treat, when consumed, it also provides a very welcome boost of energy.
CONQUERING THE WORLD
Kendal Mint Cake proved so effective as an energy source that it has been included in the rations of expeditions the world over. Most notably, the imperial trans-Antarctic expedition led by Ernest Shackleton in 1914.
Mint Cake has also conquered Mount Everest! Quiggins, Kendal Mint Cake was taken on a successful ascent of the world’s tallest mountain by Sir Chris Bonington in 1975. In the same year, Quiggins Mint Cake was taken down the world’s deepest pothole, called Everest in Reverse’, in Papua New Guinnea!
More latterly Actor Ewan McGregor and Charlie Bowman included Kendal Mint Cake in their supplies for their 2004 round the world motorcycle trip ‘The Long Way round.’ Wind the clock forward to 2019, and we could see clearly where the future for Kendal Mint Cake lay.
FOR TODAY'S ACTIVE LIVES
Today, growing numbers of people are more active than ever before.
Drawn to the beauty and open spaces of places like the Lake District, but also urban streets and local parks.
All manner of activities are enjoyed by all ages and abilities.
Running, cycling, swimming, climbing, the list goes on.
And for every activity, whether elite, enthusiast or just for fun, there is a need to fuel the body in the correct way.
Kendal Mint Cake can fulfil that need with updated, rejuvenated, ’recharged’ products for the lives we live today.