Kendal Mint Cake

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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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Kendal mint cake a confection of hard crystalline sugar heavily flavoured with mint and shaped into slabs, has been made in Kendal in the English Lake District since at least the mid-19th century. It is promoted as an energy-giving food for polar explorers and mountaineers.