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12 x Kendel Mint Cake Bar 40g Survival Ration Snack Pack

-40% 12 x Kendel Mint Cake Bar 40g Survival Ration Snack Pack
Brand: NATO
Product Code: CP4221
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Each purchase is for 12 units of the Kendal Mint Cake and can be easily evenly distributed amongst your persons for emergency use and these are a text book NATO approved ration for emergency use and operational use due to their high energy content!

Kendal Mint Cake is a glucose-based confection flavoured with peppermint which It originates from Kendal in Cumbria, England. Kendal Mint Cake is popular among climbers and mountaineers, especially those from the United Kingdom, as a source of energy.

Kendal Mint Cake is both a tasty treat and a life-saving functional energy candy.

Not caffeinated, but packed with glucose and sugar making it a great accompaniment on hikes, bike rides, camping trips, and so on.

The Kendal Mint Cake is also a standard part of the 24-hour ration pack issued to the Irish Defence Forces.

Kendal Mint Cake is based on a traditional recipe known as mint cake, peppermint tablet and various other similar names.

Kendal Mint Cake is well known to mountaineers and explorers for its high energy content.

There are currently three companies that still produce Kendal mint cake in Kendal.

The origin of the Mint cake is allegedly from a batch of Peppermint creams that went wrong. The mixture was left overnight and the solidified 'mint cake' was discovered in the morning.

Kendal Mint Cake has been used on many expeditions around the world as a source of energy.

Manufacturing process

Kendal Mint Cake is made from sugar, glucose, water and peppermint oil, although the exact recipe and way of manufacturing Mint Cake is kept secret, it is known that it is created in the following way.

The sugar, glucose, water and peppermint oil are boiled in a copper pan.

The mixture is continuously stirred (without stirring, the resultant product would be clear).

The mixture is then poured into moulds and allowed to set, after which it is broken into individual bars.

Historic Use

Edmund Hillary and his team carried Romney's Kendal Mint Cake with them on the first successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953.

The packaging currently includes the following: “'We sat on the snow and looked at the country far below us … we nibbled Kendal Mint Cake.' A member of the successful Everest expedition wrote – 'It was easily the most popular item on our high altitude ration – our only criticism was that we did not have enough of it.'”

Mint Cake was provided to the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914–1917, which was led by Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman included mint cake in their supplies for their 2004 motorcycle trip around the world in Long Way Round.

The Kendal Mint Cake is also a standard part of the 24-hour ration pack issued to the Irish Defence Forces.

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Units 12
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