Kendal Mint Cake

Embark on a Sweet Adventure with Kendal Mint Cake.

Uncover the adventurous legacy of Kendal Mint Cake. Delve into its historic journey, traditional crafting, and embark on a minty expedition. Our page guides you to authentic Kendal Mint treasures at


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A sweet heritage stretching back 100's of years.

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The History

The Rich Legacy of Kendal Mint Cake

Discover the timeless allure of Kendal Mint Cake, a cherished confection with a storied legacy dating back to 1869. Originating from the charming town of Kendal, England, this mint-infused marvel swiftly captured the hearts of adventurers and explorers alike.

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It Conquered Everest, Crossed the Antarctic, and Fed the Army

Its notable efficacy as an energy booster led to its inclusion in British Army rations, the imperial trans-Antarctic expedition helmed by Ernest Shackleton in 1914, and the legendary Everest expedition, cementing its place in the annals of adventure.

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The Original Energy Source... Recharged

As we ushered in the 21st Century, we at Kendal Mint Co envisioned a bright future for the iconic Kendal Mint Cake. By marrying its rich heritage with modern sports science, we've breathed new life into this traditional energy staple.

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Pioneering New Products

Our endeavor has culminated in an exciting fusion of the time-honored manufacturers of Kendal Mint Cake (dubbed 'The Original Energy Bar') with state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques.

The result is a pioneering range of Sports Nutrition products, meticulously crafted to empower your pursuit of new challenges and adventures.

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How It's Made

Crafted with Tradition

Discover the meticulous art of creating Kendal Mint Cake, a process steeped in tradition yet embracing modern quality standards. Here’s a glimpse into the journey of crafting this minty marvel.

How it's made

Ingredient Mastery:

The journey begins with selecting high-quality ingredients - sugar, glucose syrup, and peppermint oil. These ingredients are the heart of Kendal Mint Cake, ensuring an authentic taste and energizing properties.

How it's made

The Melting Pot:

The sugar and glucose syrup are gently melted together in large copper pans, under controlled temperatures, to form a clear solution.

Interesting fact: The temperature required to boil the mixture varies day to day and throughout the seasons. This is due to the varying temperatures and pressures of the surrounding environment.

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A Minty Essence:

Once the desired consistency is achieved, peppermint oil is added to the mixture, infusing the blend with its distinctive minty essence.

We use a top-secret blend of Peppermint Oils from around the world to achieve our minty goodness.

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Moulding Perfection:

The mixture is then poured into moulds by hand and allowed to cool, solidifying into the iconic rectangular bars of Kendal Mint Cake we all love.

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Quality Assurance:

Each bar undergoes rigorous quality checks to ensure it meets the high standards of taste, texture, and purity before it reaches your hands.

Read more about our Quality Assurance here.

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Packing with Care:

Finally, the cakes are carefully packaged, ready to be dispatched and accompany you on your next adventure.

Where to Buy Kendal Mint Cake

Get Your Slice of Tradition and Embark on your own adventure, whether it be climbing a mountain or conquering your day.

Kendal Mint Co offers you a variety of ways to purchase our treasured Kendal Mint Cakes and other sports nutrition products.

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Online Shop:

Experience the convenience of buying Kendal Mint Cake online from the comfort of your home where you can earn reward points and much more.

Our online shop is stocked with a variety of mint cakes and sports nutrition products ready to fuel your next adventure.

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Store Locator:

Prefer a hands-on shopping experience? Use our store locator to find a retail location near you where Kendal Mint Cake is available.

Discover local stores that carry our products and enjoy the tangy mint flavor of Kendal Mint Cake as soon as today.

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Contact Us:

If you have any inquiries regarding bulk purchases, wholesale, distribution or finding a store near you, feel free to contact us. We're here to ensure you can enjoy Kendal Mint Cake wherever your journey takes you.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Kendal Mint Cake

What is Kendal Mint Cake?

Kendal Mint Cake from Kendal Mint Co. is a premium glucose-based confection, infused with distinct peppermint flavours. It’s not just a treat, it's an experience we've crafted over the years.

Where does Kendal Mint Cake come from?

Our signature Kendal Mint Cake is proudly rooted in Kendal, a town in Cumbria, England. It's a tradition we're honoured to continue.

What are the ingredients in Kendal Mint Co.’s Mint Cake?

Our Kendal Mint Cake is crafted using high-quality ingredients. For detailed ingredient lists, you can refer to individual product descriptions on our website.

Is the minty flavour in your Kendal Mint Cake derived from real mint?

Absolutely! We use real peppermint oil in our Kendal Mint Cake to give it that authentic and refreshing minty taste.

What's the history behind Kendal Mint Co.’s Mint Cake?

While the tradition of Kendal Mint Cake dates back to the early 20th century, Kendal Mint Co. has infused modern flair with historical reverence, creating a mint cake beloved by many.

Would you classify Kendal Mint Cake as candy or a cake?

It's a delightful conundrum! While named "cake", our Kendal Mint Cake is more akin to a confectionery delight.

How does Kendal Mint Co. craft its Kendal Mint Cake?

We merge tradition with modern techniques. Once you taste our Kendal Mint Cake, you'll understand the craft that goes behind each piece.

Does Kendal Mint Co. offer different flavours or varieties of Mint Cake?

Yes! Beyond our classic peppermint, we have a range of exciting flavours. Visit our collection on our website to explore them all.

Is Kendal Mint Cake suitable for vegetarians or vegans?

Our classic Kendal Mint Cake is vegetarian-friendly. For specific varieties and vegan options, please refer to the product details on our website.

Are there other uses for Kendal Mint Cake besides snacking?

Indeed! While it's a great source of energy for adventurers, it's also a delightful ingredient in desserts and a perfect companion for your outdoor expeditions.

How long can I store your Kendal Mint Cake?

Our Mint Cake boasts a substantial shelf life. Sometimes up to 18 months. However, for best results, always check the best-before date on the packaging.

Are there health benefits to Kendal Mint Cake?

Our Mint Cake is a rich source of quick energy, essential Electrolytes and B Vitamins, ideal for endurance activities. Remember, moderation is key!

Is Kendal Mint Cake a sought-after gift or souvenir?

Absolutely! It's a unique and delicious memento from the Cumbria region, making it a favourite choice for both locals and tourists.

Where can I purchase Kendal Mint Co.’s Mint Cake?

You can always find our range of Mint Cakes on our website, as well as selected stockists throughout the United Kingdom.

Can I use your Kendal Mint Cake in dessert recipes?

Definitely! Our Mint Cake can be a refreshing addition to various desserts, providing a minty twist to your favourite recipes.

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