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Percy

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Re: Kendal Mint Cake
« Reply #30 on: 17:25:04, 03/04/17 »
I would like in on the record that, despite not having a sweet tooth, I really like Kendal Mint Cake. I will be bringing a bar to this weekend's forum meet.


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Innominate Man

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Re: Kendal Mint Cake
« Reply #31 on: 17:28:04, 03/04/17 »

really? I feel a right idiot now  :-[


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Innominate Man

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Re: Kendal Mint Cake
« Reply #32 on: 17:45:15, 03/04/17 »
Oh, all you doubters !





You see it was on Everest in '53. I do hear, part of Everest is formed from it    :D
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Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Re: Kendal Mint Cake
« Reply #33 on: 18:36:04, 03/04/17 »
Blimey, you have keen eyesight.
I knew John Hunt and his crowd, enjoyed chomping away on this sugary energy giving snack, but here's the proof.
Without doubt, Mr Hillary and Mr Tenzing, would never have reached the summit, without scoffing a few bars of Mint Cake.

Over the top Sugary content maybe, but energy provider in the 8000m DEATH ZONE, Without Question.

Innominate Man

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Re: Kendal Mint Cake
« Reply #34 on: 23:06:26, 03/04/17 »

I knew John Hunt and his crowd, .....


Bloomin 'eck DA - for a moment I thought you meant he was a friend of yours..... alas I presumed too much !   :o
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Re: Kendal Mint Cake
« Reply #35 on: 10:26:37, 04/04/17 »
They only made it to the top so they could all go home and stop eating the filthy stuff.
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Re: Kendal Mint Cake
« Reply #36 on: 10:44:53, 04/04/17 »
You'll get sued for slander!

(Not a fan of it myself, actually. Took a slab on one of my early trips, it seemed the thing to do, and each time I ate some I felt sick afterwards. Binned the remaining half.)

Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Re: Kendal Mint Cake
« Reply #37 on: 11:26:47, 04/04/17 »
Its certainly powerful stuff, and sickly sweet for most peoples pallet, but as a food source for returning an exhausted walkers glycogen reserves back to normal, its almost without equal.

sussamb

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Re: Kendal Mint Cake
« Reply #38 on: 12:41:42, 04/04/17 »
Actually it isn't.  It's good for raising blood sugar levels, to restore glycogen you need carbs  ::)
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bricam2096

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Re: Kendal Mint Cake
« Reply #39 on: 13:20:29, 04/04/17 »
I think I'll stick to sausage rolls and pork pies  O0
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Re: Kendal Mint Cake
« Reply #40 on: 13:32:26, 04/04/17 »
Better plan  ;)
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Glyno

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Re: Kendal Mint Cake
« Reply #41 on: 15:53:57, 04/04/17 »
can't remember the last time I ate either a sausage roll, pork pie or Kendal mint cake

sussamb

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Re: Kendal Mint Cake
« Reply #42 on: 15:59:39, 04/04/17 »
Yeah but you don't eat  :D
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Steve922

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Re: Kendal Mint Cake
« Reply #43 on: 20:00:00, 04/04/17 »
...but KMC is supposed to be an emergency food, isn't it? If it was a nice sweetie, then you'd be tempted to eat it just for enjoyment - and then you would have the emergency food any more.
   You can't have your (Kendal Mint) cake and eat it.
   Actually, I never saw the sense in that saying. Of course you can have your cake and eat it. It should be - 'you can't eat your cake and still have it'  surely.

Islandplodder

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Re: Kendal Mint Cake
« Reply #44 on: 15:43:47, 05/04/17 »

I believe the saying started off as you can't eat your cake and have it.
I haven't had Kendal Mint Cake in years, but I used to like it, and invariably failed to keep it for emergencies.  I wonder if it is like dandelion and burdock, a huge treat 50 years ago, but a massive disappointment when it hits the adult tastebud.