In 1920, Henry Kessler opened the York Cone Company in York, Pennsylvania. It wasn’t until 1940 that Peppermint Patties came into the picture.
Each pattie had to pass the snap test. If it didn’t break clean down the middle, it wasn’t packaged for sale. You’re probably wondering what happened to the extra patties! People would come to the Pine Street plant and scoop up any imperfect batches — they still tasted great!
The York Cone Company merged with The Hershey Company in 1988, and today, YORK Peppermint Patties are synonymous with dark chocolate and peppermint.