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#104991 - 09/08/07 12:27 AM KENDAL MINT CAKE??
CANOEDOGS Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 1679
Loc: MINNESOTA

REI no longers carrys this wonderful sugar hit--the only
place i have found to buy more is thru Ebay from England
and the shipping is more than the candy bar.
does anyone know of a source in the USA ???

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#104992 - 09/08/07 01:39 AM Re: KENDAL MINT CAKE?? [Re: CANOEDOGS]
sotto Offline
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Registered: 06/04/03
Posts: 450
Well, I don't have a specific answer to the question, but I always thought they were darn close to a candy cane, IMHO.

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#105010 - 09/08/07 04:53 AM Re: KENDAL MINT CAKE?? [Re: CANOEDOGS]
Hike4Fun Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 06/01/06
Posts: 80
Why not try making it for yourself?

I am trying to remember the ingredients:
dextrose
glucose
mint flavor

Find a site that tells you how to make various kinds
of candy like soft, semi-hard, hard.

Any appreciable heat turns sugar to caramel and there
was no caramel-type flavor or consistency; so, I think,
very little heat, if any, is used.

I love caramel, but it is not good for survival:
1)pulls fillings and caps off of teeth
2)harder to digest
3)constipating

Maybe Kendall Mint Cake is constipating also, though I
doubt it. I never ate enough at one time to find out.

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#105014 - 09/08/07 08:15 AM Re: KENDAL MINT CAKE?? [Re: CANOEDOGS]
JIM Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 1028
Loc: The Netherlands
If they have it in the US, your best chance would be Bestglide.

There are 2 bars in a BCB emergency ration pack.

(Kendalls mint-cake tastes great.)
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#105022 - 09/08/07 04:08 PM Re: KENDAL MINT CAKE?? [Re: CANOEDOGS]
Jeff_M Offline
Addict

Registered: 07/18/07
Posts: 665
Loc: Northwest Florida
I surfed the web a bit and couldn't find a domestic source, either. Anyone interested in a group buy?

Jeff

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#105027 - 09/08/07 04:53 PM Re: KENDAL MINT CAKE?? [Re: Jeff_M]
jamesraykenney Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 03/12/04
Posts: 310
Loc: Beaumont, TX USA
I just sent an e-mail to them, to find if there is an US distributor...

Wikipedia has the instructions on making it...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kendal_mint_cake

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#105052 - 09/09/07 02:55 AM Re: KENDAL MINT CAKE?? [Re: jamesraykenney]
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
Try british import shops. Many have extensive selections of tea, digestives etc.

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#105094 - 09/09/07 04:40 PM Re: KENDAL MINT CAKE?? [Re: jamesraykenney]
Matt26 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 09/27/05
Posts: 308
Loc: Vermont
Having just read the Wikipedia entry I must ask if the Kendal mint cake is the same thing as a York brand peppermint patty?
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#105116 - 09/09/07 08:28 PM Re: KENDAL MINT CAKE?? [Re: Matt26]
BachFan Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 51
Loc: New York City
The Kendal mint cake is harder inside -- more like a Heath toffee bar than a York peppermint patty (which is nice and squooshy). I had some Kendal mint cake for the first time this spring (in Northumberland) and it was a seriously intense sugar rush.
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#105126 - 09/09/07 11:48 PM Re: KENDAL MINT CAKE?? [Re: BachFan]
Matt26 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 09/27/05
Posts: 308
Loc: Vermont
So it would be worth trying then? I ask because my Brother in Law starts a new job tomorrow and it includes three weeks of training in London. Sounds like I should ask him to pick up a box. grin
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