History of the Candy Cane


Image by Jill Wellington

Candy Canes are popular Christmas treats. The striped candy originates from a simple white stick of sugar created to satisfy children’s sweet teeth.

The evolution of the modern day hook candy cane is shrouded in mystery. Its creation is usually credited to a choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral in Germany.

Around 1670 the choirmaster bent the straight candy sticks into canes to represent a shepherd’s crook. The canes where then distributed to children during the Living Crèche Ceremony. This practice spread throughout Europe and became a popular tradition. READ MORE

by Catrina Sally

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