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ABOUT KENDAL MINT CO

No Slip. No Bounce. All Polarised. All Fun.

Stephen Lease was an avid runner equipped with all the running gear he could get his hands on, when he seemed to realise that runners weren’t wearing overpriced high-performance running glasses but just cheap pairs from discount stores. He saw the opportunity for stylish, fun, functional, affordable shades in the running community and launched Goodr.

Goodr was launched in March 2015 with a Kickstarter campaign, shipping badass sunnies from an apartment along with his high school friends and co-founders Ben Abell and Keri Blunt. For the first two years of Goodr, the trio worked full-time jobs whilst growing the brand to the success it is today.

Expanding to over 1,500 stores in 30 different countries, as well as collaborating with major brands such as Warner Bros, The Rolling Stones, and Dunkin’ Donuts, Goodr has become an overnight success. Their high quality sunnies have won several awards including:

  • Runner’s World Gear of the Year (twice!)
  • PGA Buyer’s Choice
  • Men’s Health Best Buy

And in CEO (Chief Executive Octopus) Stephen Lease’s words “We sell fun, not eyewear

Kendal Mint Co. (KMC) combines 100 years of heritage with cutting-edge sports science.

The Kendal Mint Cake began in Kendal in the Lake District, when confectionary Joseph Wiper was making mints and took his eye off the pan for a minute. When he returned, he noticed the mixture had turned grainy and cloudy, so decided to let it cool and created the first energy bar. Made from just sugar, glucose syrup, water and peppermint oil, the Kendal Mint Cake is the perfect fuel for climbers who need the high sugar content, and the strong minty taste to kick start their dull taste buds caused by the high altitudes.

It worked so well that it became the go-to fuel for Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay who completed the first successful ascent of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest, in 1953.

Nowadays, Kendal Mint Co. works with the oldest manufacturer of the Kendal Mint Cake, Quiggins, to create revolutionary products for today’s sport nutrition market. Based in the heart of the Lake District, KMC’s diverse range of updated, rejuvenated, “recharged” products will bring out the best in your body, every step of the way.

Kendal Mint Co. (KMC) combines 100 years of heritage with cutting-edge sports science.

The Kendal Mint Cake began in Kendal in the Lake District, when confectionary Joseph Wiper was making mints and took his eye off the pan for a minute. When he returned, he noticed the mixture had turned grainy and cloudy, so decided to let it cool and created the first energy bar. Made from just sugar, glucose syrup, water and peppermint oil, the Kendal Mint Cake is the perfect fuel for climbers who need the high sugar content, and the strong minty taste to kick start their dull taste buds caused by the high altitudes.

It worked so well that it became the go-to fuel for Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay who completed the first successful ascent of the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest, in 1953.

Nowadays, Kendal Mint Co. works with the oldest manufacturer of the Kendal Mint Cake, Quiggins, to create revolutionary products for today’s sport nutrition market. Based in the heart of the Lake District, KMC’s diverse range of updated, rejuvenated, “recharged” products will bring out the best in your body, every step of the way.

WHY KENDAL MINT CO?

KMC loves Mint so much, that they put Natural Peppermint Extract into every single one of their products.

Mint is a naturally calming and soothing herb that acts as an anti-inflammatory which can improve gastrointestinal conditions such as indigestion, and even reduce pain. Mint contains Menthol which is a well-known natural decongestant that is able to break up phlegm and mucus. Menthol can also improve your breathing due to its cooling effects which helps in relieving sore throats. Studies on Peppermint Extract has shown it to help with relieving pain through increasing the pain threshold, which is why it is often given to patients undergoing colonoscopies to stop painful cramping.

Kendal Mint Co. strive to become a more sustainable brand by reducing single plastic waste through transitioning into using biodegradable and recyclable packaging where possible. They have already taken many steps in improving their sustainability such as:

  • Introducing recycled cardboard shipping boxes
  • Phasing out their single-use powder sachets and releasing their 100% recyclable pouches for both the Hydration & Recovery powders
  • Using 30% less packaging in their new energy gel packaging along with improved seals

KMC promise that by 2025 they will have done everything they can to remove single use plastic products from their range entirely. KMC are proud of the progress they have made so far but the journey has only just begun.

KENDAL MINT CO PRODUCTS

KMC GelsGELS

The KMC NRG GELs come in a 70g packet that contains 27g of Dual-Charge Carbohydrates that use a ratio of 2:1 Maltodextrin to Fructose, to keep glycogen levels up. They even include a blend of 4 different Electrolytes including sodium, magnesium, calcium and potassium to keep up hydration levels and prevent cramping. Featured in a range of Mint based flavours such as Raspberry & Mint, Chocolate Mint and Citrus & Mint, with several caffeinated and non-caffeinated version available too.

KMC BarsBARS

The classic Kendal Mint Cake has been “recharged” for the endurance athletes of today in the KRG NRG BAR. Included in the list of “Best Energy Bars” of 2019, 2020 and 2021, along with being featured in Bike Radar, Runners World and Coach Mag, the KMC Kendal Mint Cake bar has proved its worth. The Natural NRG: Wholesome Superfood Bar is a powerful energy snack bar containing honey, oats, dried fruit such as apricots, cranberries and goji berries, and superseeds including pumpkin and linseeds. A great source of protein, the Superfood Bar is baked fresh to ensure high quality flavour. 

KMC ProteinRECOVERY

The KMC PRO MIX is designed to help you recover faster and aid in repairing muscle fibre through its 21g of Whey Protein Concentrate. Using their Dual-Charge carbohydrate formula of 2:1 Maltodextrin to Fructose, the PRO MIX replenishes glycogen levels which can accelerate recovery time, restore muscles and improve energy levels, leaving you ready for your next adventure. Made with 100% recyclable PET packaging, this smooth drink powder doesn’t even need a shaker bottle to mix.

Browse the Kendal Mint Co collection, and start your recharged journey today.

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