Bassetts Everton Mints
Its origins are thought to lie in a café in the Liverpool district of Everton, where Everton F.C. fans nicknamed the mint sweets "The Toffees". For those of you who don't know Everton Mint, it's a black and white mint flavoured sweet with a delicious toffee centre.
Everton is also a district of Liverpool in the United Kingdom and the home of the famous English football team Everton FC.
In the late 18th century, there was a sweet shop called "Ye Anciente Everton Toffee House" owned by a lady called Old Ma Bushell. The "Ye Anciente Everton Toffee House" was located near the Queen's Head Hotel in Everton. Old Ma Bushell created a sweet called Everton Toffee which she sold to people who were out to see Everton F.C. play.
This proved extremely successful and popular with Everton F.C. fans.
Unfortunately for Old Ma Bushell, Everton F.C. moved to another football stadium called Goodison Park.
Goodison Park was very close to another sweet shop called Mother Noblett's Toffee Shop. Mother Noblett realised that there was a successful opportunity for her to sell her toffees to Everton FC.
However, she could not use the name Everton Toffee as Old Ma Bushell had already patented it. To solve the problem, Mother Noblett invented a sweet, inside her toffee coated in a white/black mint layer, and called it "Everton Mint". Mother Noblett also had the idea of making her Everton Mints black and white, which was the colour of Everton FC at the time.
The combination of the name and the very well made Toffee sweet helped Everton Mint become very popular with fans and locals.
Mother Noblett's ideas didn't stop there.
She met with the Everton board and agreed that before every football match a girl would be allowed to walk around the football pitch to throw Everton Mints into the crowd!
Mother Noblett's granddaughter was given the honour of being the first "Toffee Girl".
This tradition continued at Everton F.C. for many years, even after Everton changed their football kit from black and white to royal blue.
Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Palm Oil, Dried Skimmed MILK, Molasses, Flavourings, Salt, Colour (Vegetable Carbon)
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• Gluten Free
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