Tuesday, August 3, 2010

York Peppermint Patty

After spending an extended period of time writing about treasures from the Far East, I thought it was time to write about candy that can be found at almost anywhere. I've neglected to write about simpler things such as the Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar, various M&M's, and so on. Today, I will be dissecting a candy that I haven't had in quite a long time and see if time has treated it well.

The York Peppermint Patty is a unique candy that still confuses me even to this day. Like the Klondike Bar, it doesn't follow the trends of its peers. Whereas most candies come in bars or in little bits, the York Peppermint Patty comes in the form of a patty. I slightly remember the commercials for these, but I can't say that I can really recall what these tasted like. If anything, the first candy that came to mind were Junior Mints

An unwrapped York Peppermint Patty

A York Peppermint Patty cut into two pieces

This tasted like a really big Junior Mint. The chocolate flavor was very subtle in this candy; I could only taste mint and more mint. It had a smooth, creamy texture, but the flavor did not appeal to me. What is the chocolate shell on the outside for if it's only there for decoration? It certainly was refreshing, but I had hoped that there would have been more of a chocolate presence. In short, it was too minty for me and I probably would not purchase this candy again.

York Peppermint Patty: 6/10

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