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Sugar-Free York Peppermint Patties

History

Founded in the 1920s, the York Cone Company manufactured ice cream cones and waffles plus selected confectionery items in York, Pennsylvania. In 1940, YORK peppermint patties were introduced locally. Shortly thereafter, demand became so great that all other product lines were discontinued.

YORK peppermint patties were distributed only in the Northeast, Ohio, Indiana and Florida, and no consumer advertising was used until Peter Paul acquired the York Cone Company in July 1972. Production was expanded, and in 1975, the brand was launched nationally.

In 1988, Hershey Foods Corporation acquired YORK peppermint patties as part of its purchase of Cadbury Schweppes' United States confectionery operations.

Timeline 1920s York Cone Company is established in York, PA.

1940 YORK peppermint patties are introduced locally.

1972 Peter Paul acquires the York Cone Company.

1975 YORK peppermint patties begin national distribution.

1978 Peter Paul merges with Cadbury Schweppes.

1988 Hershey Foods acquires Cadbury Schweppes' U.S. confectionery operations.

2004 Hershey introduces Limited Edition YORK Chocolate Truffle Mint patties.

2006 Hershey's introduces 25% less calorie, sugar free peppermint patties


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