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York Peppermint Patties Christmas Big Bag

Reviewing: York Peppermint Patties Big Bag  |  Rating:
Joan Young By Joan Young on
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York Peppermint Patties Big Bag

There is something amazingly refreshing about the York Peppermint Patty. This candy with a mint center, coated with dark chocolate, has been around since 1940. It was perfected by Henry C. Kessler, and sold in York, Pennsylvania. After going through various ownerships, the "pattie" (which is how they spell it on the bag) is now licensed to Hershey Chocolate Company.

The mint is refreshing and the dark chocolate just adds a perfect counterpoint. Although these are really great, I have also reviewed the comparable Meijer Mint Cups, which I actually like a little better.

In this 18.5 ounce “Big Bag”, the standard 1.5 x 0.25 inch patties come packaged in foil envelopes. Usually, the patties are wrapped in foil. The packages tear open easily, and don’t require a tool box to get at the candy. The small packs are silver, red or green, with a wreath on the front. These wrappers are not true foil, and don't recycle.

Each patty has 50 calories, and there are about 40 patties in this bag. York Peppermint Patties claim to have 70% less fat than something, which they do not name. At any rate, each patty has a total of 1 g of fat. There are plenty of snacks that are much worse for your health!

As a holiday bag, this has a recipe for “Sensational Peppermint Pattie Brownies” on the back. This same recipe has been appearing on their holiday packages for decades, as I have an older copy in my recipe book taken from a package in the 1980s. I’ve made it a few times, but it’s not low fat anything! It uses 3 sticks of oleo and 5 eggs. The brownies are sweet and gooey- too sweet for me, but the boys liked them.

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