Summerdown Chocolate Mint Selection Box
- THE STORY
The taste of Summerdown is mint as your great-grandparents knew it -- a taste lost for generations. Fresh, smooth and bright, it is a world apart from the harsher, blended, imported peppermint of recent decades. Summerdown Mint produces award-winning chocolates from rare, single estate English peppermint oil, grown and distilled in Hampshire. It has a cooler, more intense flavor and scent than other varieties.
The perfect after-dinner treat, this mint chocolate collection box is a celebration of this classic pairing of chocolate and mint, which first become popular in the 18th century. It includes dark chocolate peppermint fondants and crisp mint discs, both gold winners of Europe's Great Taste Awards, alongside 70% dark chocolate and silky milk chocolate Neapolitans. Beautifully presented, the collection makes a lovely gift.
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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