One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A hard peppermint-flavoured sweet which is sold in flat rectangular blocks and is popular with ramblers and hill climbers.
- ‘It was he who realised the potential of Kendal mint cake as an energy supplier, and it was he who supplied the 1914-1917 Transarctic Expedition under the command of Sir Edward Shackleton.’
- ‘The visitors' disappointment at losing was tempered by the excellent hospitality and atmosphere provided at the inn, together with a special gift of Kendal mint cake!’
- ‘No wonder all we ever get for Christmas from that neck of the woods is Kendal mint cake.’
- ‘Mr Wilson said that EU rules now required the percentage of ingredients, such as peppermint oil in Kendal mint cake, to be added to the existing ingredients list.’
- ‘Never mind, we got some Kendal mint cake, which is the important thing’
- ‘The occasional hiker might pocket a box of Kendal mint cake or even buy the latest Ordnance Survey map.’
- ‘The Lake District is where the ruddy-cheeked, bucolic English middle classes come out to play, filling the air with happy braying and the whiff of Kendal mint cake.’
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