February 11th – National Peppermint Patty Day
National Peppermint Patty Day first came about in the 1800’s. A peppermint patty is mint covered with chocolate, usually dark chocolate. The chocolate candy became popular in 1940 when it was made by the York Company, who created the official name, York Peppermint Patty.
When is Peppermint Patty Day?
Celebrated the same day every year – February 11th.
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How is Peppermint Patty Day Celebrated?
Celebrating Peppermint Patty Day with a handful of the delicious chocolate is all it takes to be a part of the holiday. Or you can celebrate it with friends and family and come up with delicious desserts using the candy. Either way, it’s easy to celebrate and a holiday not to be missed.
Fun Peppermint Patty Day Facts:
- The most popular Peppermint Patty was first made in 1940 by the York company.
- The patty was named for the York company and called the York Peppermint Patty
- The patty dominated the market because of its firmness and crispness while the others were soft
- Peppermint Patty was eventually taken over by Cadbury in 1970
- Peppermint Patties have one of the least amount of calories and fat compared to other nationally popular candy bars
- When thinking of Peppermint Patty, some think of the great comic legend, Charles Schultz. He introduced the character to the Peanut’s comic strip in 1966.
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on February 11th:
- Sarah Palin – Former Governor of Alaska, Reality Star
- Sheryl Crowe – Singer
- Burt Reynolds – Actor
- Jennifer Aniston – Actress
- Thomas Edison – Inventor
- Jeb Bush – Politician
- Kelly Rowland – Singer
- Brandy – Singer
- Eva Gabor – Actress
- Sidney Sheldon – Author
- Taylor Lautner – Actor
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