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Pattie memories in York

The Peppermint Pattie story I mentioned yesterday was one of our most-viewed stories online all day Saturday, and I’m not surprised.

We also got a lot of comments, many unhappy with outsourcing, but others reminiscing about the Pattie being made here in York.

I thought they were so good that I ought to share some:

“York Peppermint Patties used to be made in York on S. Pine St. Growing up i remember the smell of Peppermint in the air. They used to sell ‘seconds’ in the front office. 50 cents for a paper bag of 10. And if you walked down the street a few blocks there was the Mrs.Smith Pie plant. You could smell freshed baked pies in the air.”

“I remember York Peppermint Patties on S. Pine St. When I was a kid, I would walk down the street & go inside the factory & buy seconds for a real cheap price. I always loved that candy & still do to this very day.”

“It was located just south of the intersection of S Pine Street and East Boundary Avenue. It was neighbors with Century Ribbon Mills, Doe Spun Sewing Factory and Simon Photo shop, all out of business.”

“In the Forties I had to pass the factory on the way to Jackson School. We would stand outside the window in the alley behind the plant and coax employees to hand us candy through the window. One of my older brothers had a friend, Dekel Beard, who worked there and would hand us peppermint patties, minus the chocolate, on our way home. And, my mom baked pies at the Mrs Smith’s Bakery.”

Do you guys have any other memories of the true YORK Peppermint Pattie-making? I guess you can guess it was a little before my time…

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