Friday, October 21, 2005

York Pinkermint Patties

Name: York Peppermint Pattie (Special Edition - Miniatures)
Brand: York (Hershey’s)
Place Purchased: freebie!
Price: usually about $2.89 a bag
Size: 12 oz
Calories per ounce: 113
Type: Mint/Chocolate

York Peppermint Patties hardly need a review from me. They’re a dense/fluffy minted center with a thin dark chocolate coat.

The reason I bring these up is that instead of the regular market-testing Limited Edition, these pink-centered patties are to raise awareness and money for the Young Survival Coalition.

“YORK is donating $125,000 to support the Young Survival Coalition. You can show your support for the cause with YORK’s special Pink Patties. Our donation will help provide programs and services to help young women affected by breast cancer.”

While I don’t find $125K to be an extraordinary amount in the fight against cancer, the Young Survival Coalition isn’t that big of an organization, and it’s a good sum to them. I also like the tagline for the patties for this occasion ... Be Sensational.

(Here’s the press release from YSC.)

They’ve been out since this summer, but I’ve yet to see them in any store on the West Coast (okay, I’ve only looked on the coast of California from San Francisco to Los Angeles), these were sent to me by a friend of my sister-in-law in NY. If you find them, grab them. They’re no different than a regular YORK, except for the color. Eat them in the dark if the pink squicks you.

Rating - 10 out of 10 (cancer is bad, breasts are good ... actually I love Peppermint Patties, the miniatures especially)

POSTED BY Cybele AT 9:02 am     CandyReviewHershey'sChocolateFondantMints10-SuperbUnited States

  1. You know, you could probably make a cool diorama if you paired these with those peppermint ponies.

    Comment by Anonymous on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  2. breasts R good but the amount of $$ generated for “research” WAAYYY outweighs the % of incidence in the population vs. other kinds of cancers.
    i’ve had professional interaction w/ the breast cancer org. it’s a big, aggressive, $$-making machine w/ a huge staff and huge budget. ever wonder why all these frigging companies have pink versions? someone’s being paid very well to ahem “solicit volunteering partners”.

    at this point, i go out of my way NOT to mindlessly buy the pink products just becuz it’s supposed to be the right thing to do.

    i put the breast cancer folks right up there w/ the red cross, being cited these days as a questionable place to dump your donations, since some of their expenses are reimbursed by the government (OUR taxes, in other words).

    the little horses are cute and at least they’re not running some bogus feel-good guilt trip…

    Comment by tg on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  3. I’m not usually a big fan of mint ... anything so Peppermint Patties are something I’ve never bought.

    Pink, however, doesn’t bother me in the slightest.

    Comment by russ on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  4. Oh my god! I need these!

    Comment by justJENN on 12/31/69 at 4:00 pm #
  5. Where can I buy these peppermint patties?  I work at a Community Health Center and for the month of Oct, I would like to have these around the office.

    Comment by mgordon on 9/07/06 at 9:36 am #
  6. Ew @ tg’s comment. I’m glad you don’t think it’s a big deal, but my mother had breast cancer. Without people who donated and helped fund research, she would have likely died from it. Your conspiracy theories are cute, but check your facts. And learn a little compassion.

    Comment by cattie on 2/10/10 at 4:19 pm #
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