Bendicks


Bendicks

Bendicks is a British confectionery manufacturer founded in 1930 [ [http://www.bendicks.co.uk/index.php?modul=c110 Bendicks: With a touch more thought ] ] . They are best known for chocolates containing mint.

History

In 1930 Oscar Benson and Colonel 'Bertie' Dickson purchased a small confectionery business in Kensington, London. They used the first syllable of each of their surnames to come up with the name Bendicks.In 1931 Benson's sister-in-law came up with a dark chocolate so bitter that it was virtually inedible on its own, and combined it with a mint fondant that was so strongly flavoured with mint oil that it was difficult to eat on its own. When the two parts were combined they produced a very palatable chocolate that they named Bendicks Bittermints. The chocolate coating contains 95% cocoa solids.

In 1946 the business was sold to a Mr Lawley. In 1955 he also acquired the manufacturers of Royal Winchester Chocolates and production was moved to Winchester, Hampshire.

In 1962, Bendicks was awarded a Royal Warrant, by Her Majesty The Queen.

In 2002, Bendicks introduced a selection box of chocolates called Mingles. These were a distinct move away from Bendicks' traditional quality image.

Bendicks is currently owned by the German sweet producer, Storck. [ [http://www.storck.com/en/brand/bendicks Storck - Part of Your World - Bendicks] ] ]

Many feel that the best way to eat a Bendicks bittermint is to firstly suck it, experiencing slowly the 95% cocoa solids, before unleashing a number of, infrequent at first, bites of varying lengths releasing the peppermint oil.

Range

*Bendicks' Bittermints
*Bendicks' Chocolate Classics
*Bendicks' Chocolate Ginger
*Bendicks' Chocolate Mint Crisps
*Bendicks' Mint Collection
*Bendicks' Victorian Mints
*Bendicks' White Chocolate Mints
*Mingles

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