The Full Wiki

More info on Bendicks

Bendicks: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Founded 1930
Industry Confectionery
Parent Storck

Bendicks is a chocolate brand of Storck UK Ltd. The British confectionery manufacturer was founded in 1930[1]. In 2009, Bendicks (Mayfair) Ltd. changed its name to Storck UK Ltd., keeping Bendicks as a brand name for its chocolate products.


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.

A box of Bittermints

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.

Since 1988 Bendicks is a subsidiary of the German sweet producer, Storck.[2]

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


  • Bendicks' Bittermints
  • Bendicks' Bittergingers
  • Bendicks' Bitteroranges
  • Bendicks' Chocolate Classics
  • Bendicks' Chocolate Ginger
  • Bendicks' Chocolate Mint Crisps
  • Bendicks' Mint Collection
  • Bendicks' Victorian Mints
  • Bendicks' White Chocolate Mints
  • Mingles




Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address