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Summerdown Chocolate Peppermint Creams
- THE STORY
- From Black Mitcham mint grown in England
- Each box contains 12 mint creams
- Winner of 3 coveted Great Taste awards
Fresh, smooth and bright, the taste of real peppermint has been lost for generations. Until now.
Summerdown Mints has captured the essence of what peppermint should be - a world apart from the harsher, blended, imported peppermint of recent decades. Sir Michael Colman, founder of Summerdown Mints, produces award-winning Chocolate Peppermint Creams from rare, single estate English peppermint oil, grown and distilled on his farm in Hampshire. The combination of a cool, creamy fondant centre and rich dark chocolate provides a traditional treat - revived for the 21st century.
Sir Michael Colman is passionate about peppermint. Since the 1990's, he has had a love affair with growing pure Black Mitcham peppermint and turning it in to a range of products under the Summerdown Mint brand. Now in his 80's, he remains at the helm of Summerdown Mint.
Sir Michael hails from the Colman mustard empire and has been involved in business for most of his life. Having reached the age of retirement but not wanting to retire, he founded Summerdown on the farm his father left him in 1961.
Colman was convinced of the business opportunities offered in peppermint, and one of the key successes of Summerdown Mint has been the re-introduction of Black Mitcham peppermint to the UK. Once the leading producer of the finest mint in the world, England's cultivation declined in the 1930's as when the variety was taken to America, which became the principal grower. Colman, convinced of the superior quality of Black Mitcham peppermint, reintroduced it to the UK on a plot of land the size of a tennis court. Over the years the plot grew and today, over 80 acres at Summerdown are dedicated to the mint crop, producing a single-estate peppermint oil which goes into the variety of Summerdown products.
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