Sugar from the West Indies was one of the many goods - tobacco
and rum among them - that had been carried to Kendal by pack-horses
for centuries, from the west coast ports of Whitehaven and
Thompsons were famous for their Kendal Butter Toffee, Black
Bull's Eyes and Butter Tablet.
Young Joseph Wiper was hard-working and inventive, and it is
claimed that he first produced Mint Cake after a sugar-boiling that