The Premium English Mint Ellen Santus made her first batch of Uncle Joe's Mint Balls in 1898. They were produced in the kitchen of her small terraced house in Wigan, England using only the finest, natural ingredients. She could not have envisaged how popular her recipe would become over 100 years later. The recipe which has been passed down the generations still remains a closely guarded family secret. Uncle Joe's Mint Balls are still manufactured in the traditional way over open gas fires using only three ingredients and are a delicious reminder of how sweets used to taste.