Wednesday, July 13, 2011


The town where I grew up is a place of very few charms. One of which is this old time-y candy store...

...where I discovered the best candy of all time - Romney's Kendal Mint Cake:

The back of the package reads:

"Romney's Kendal Mint Cake was carried to the summit of MOUNT EVEREST by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sirdar Tensing on the 29th May, 1953. 'We sat on the snow and looked at the country 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.'

It is so amazingly minty, and nothing really shakes off the sullen memories of suburban youth like eating candy in a field on a summer day.