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About YORK Peppermint Patties

The Cool History of YORK Peppermint Patties

In 1920, Henry Kessler opened the York Cone Company in York, Pennsylvania. It wasn’t until 1940 that Peppermint Patties came into the picture.

Each pattie had to pass the snap test. If it didn’t break clean down the middle, it wasn’t packaged for sale. You’re probably wondering what happened to the extra patties! People would come to the Pine Street plant and scoop up any imperfect batches — they still tasted great!  

The York Cone Company merged with The Hershey Company in 1988, and today, YORK Peppermint Patties are synonymous with dark chocolate and peppermint.

YORK Peppermint Patties Frequently Asked Questions

The YORK Peppermint Pattie is iconic among mint chocolate lovers everywhere. Check out these frequently asked questions about your favorite refreshingly sweet treat.