As chocolate is to Brussels, mint cake is to Kendal. What is it? A confection of sugar, water, oil of peppermint and glucose, stirred, boiled, set and then chocolate coated.
It is known as the mainstay of mountain climbers. Sir Edmund Hilary and Sherpa Tenzing ate this mint cake on top of Mount Everest as they gazed at the countryside down below. Tenzing also left some on Mount Everest to appease his ‘gods’.
A prize of Kendal Mint Cake for the first reader to confirm the cake is still at the top of Mount Everest!