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perfecting dessert Since 1920

York Peppermint Pattie is iconic among mint chocolate lovers everywhere. See how we got to be the refreshing, sweet treat we are today.


yorkthe cone company

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


perfecting the pattie

Each pattie had to pass the snap test. If it didn’t break clean down the middle, it wasn’t packaged for sale.


what happened To the extra patties?

When imperfect batches didn’t go to stores, people would come to our Pine Street plant and scoop ‘em up—they still tasted great!


joining the Hershey Family

We merged with Hershey in 1988, and today York is synonymous with dark chocolate and peppermint.

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