December 26 – National Candy Cane Day

December 26, 2012 at 9:44 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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National Candy Cane Day

Five Food Finds about Candy Canes

  • The candy cane was originally a straight stick.
  • It was not until the mid 1900’s that candy canes with red stripes appeared in Sweden.
  • The curvy shape of the candy cane is credited to a choirmaster who worked at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany. It is believed that he bent the peppermint sticks to look like the canes that shepherd’s used.
  • Other sources credit the bending of the candy maker in Indiana. It is rumored that he also decided to added three red stripes to the candy cane which were meant to represent the Holy Trinity.
  • Some people believe that the reason the peppermint sticks were bent into their curvy shape was so that they could look like a “J,” for Jesus.

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