I have got into the mindset of 'if you don't ask for what you want, you will never get it'. I try use this a lot in my day to day life. As some of you may know, one of my characters Karroll Kavannagh, Survival expert, talks about and promotes Kendal Mint Cake in her bit of my 'Made in Cumbria' show.
I am currently rewriting my show to improve it and make it as shiny and funny as it can possibly be. I have also been planning the logistics going to Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe in 2016.
In this planning, it came to my attention I would need a lot of Kendal Mint Cake. Seriously, a lot. I thought I would take my chances and write to Romney's to see if they would be up for sponsoring a Cumbrian comedian and her show. They emailed me back the day after I sent the letter saying 'yes!' and then they sent out a whole box of Kendal Mint Cake for me. Hurray! So that is the show covered.
Massive thank you for Romney's Kendal Mint Cake for supporting my show.
Kendal Mint Cake has been used on many expeditions around the world as a source of energy.
- Edmund Hillary and his team carried Romney's Kendal Mint Cake with them on the first successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. The packaging currently includes the following: “'We sat on the snow and looked at the country far below us … we nibbled Kendal Mint Cake.' A member of the successful Everest expedition wrote – 'It was easily the most popular item on our high altitude ration – our only criticism was that we did not have enough of it.'”
- Mint Cake was provided to the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914–1917, which was led by Sir Ernest Shackleton.
- Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman included mint cake in their supplies for their 2004 motorcycle trip around the world in Long Way Round.
- The Kendal Mint Cake is also a standard part of the 24-hour ration pack issued to the Irish Defence Forces.