About this item
- 240 ct. jar of Pearson peppermint patties
- Made with oil of peppermint and rich dark chocolate
- Individually wrapped for freshness
- Creamy mint center
- Stackable reuseable jar
Pearson's® Dark Chocolate Mint Patties are delightful candies that can be enjoyed by yourself or shared with friends, customers or loved ones. Pearson's mint patties are a classic candy that never goes out of style for its balanced pairing of chocolate and mint candy. The mint-chocolate combo is everywhere—ice cream, breath mints, gum, smoothies and candy bars. But the original was the peppermint patty, a potent patty of peppermint with real oil of peppermint and 66% cacao.
What Is the Best Peppermint Patty Candy?
Pearson's Dark Chocolate Mint Patties are a classic that is second to none. There are a few imitators out there but only one Pearson's.
Who Invented the Peppermint Patty?
There are many competing stories and legends about the discovery or invention of the peppermint patty. The character in Peanuts gets a lot of credit, though the candy did come first. Legend has it that it was an accident. Patty Pepper, an avid consumer of peppermint who swore by its ability to improve memory, was hard at work late one night in his laboratory. He had isolated peppermint oil and was mixing it into a thick confectionary blend to see if it could slow down the chemical compound enough to distinguish between its individual parts. The experiment's hypothesis was questionable at best, but Mr. Pepper was undeterred.
Waiting for the solution to harden, he scooped some onto a petri dish. It flattened out into a medallion shape. Then, he went to eat a small piece of chocolate. The chocolate fell out of his hand, hit the warm peppermint mix on the table, slowly melted and created a shell around the mixture. He loved its wavy texture and the smooth, thin layer of chocolate. He didn't want his candy to go to waste, so he decided to take a bite. The mixture was incredible. And the peppermint patty, named after Patty Pepper, was born. This, of course, is just a legend.
What Is Mint Patty Candy?
Chocolate mint patties are a smooth, creamy and delicious peppermint candy wrapped up in a chocolate package in the shape of a medallion.