Original Candy Cane

$7.25

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First Candy Cane in History! No stripe, three ingredients with a peppermint flavor, hand-pulled. A unique holiday addition that’s hundreds of years old. Available only at True Treats Candy.

A Bit of History

The origin of the candy cane goes back to Germany in the 1600s. The rest is debatable. Some say it was a decoration for evergreen trees. Others that a choirmaster tried placating the antsy choirboys with candy sticks. The church board objected – sweets were¬† inappropriate in a church, they felt. So, the choirmaster added a hook to make the stick look like a shepherd’s crook, with religious association. Regardless, the candy cane was white, flavored, and had no stripes until the 1800s and the age of marketing was taking on force.

 

 

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