Candy in the 1800s - Pepperpmint Sticks - True Treats Historic Candy

Hand-Pulled Sticks, circa 1600s – Peppermint


A hand-pulled classic, this candy has a traditional porous texture and a delicious peppermint taste…and was an early version of the candy cane. Perfect to eat as is, enjoy with hot drinks, or crush on ice cream or cakes.  As the sticks are hand-pulled, the sizes vary…between 4 and 6 inches.

A Bit of History

The pulled sugar stick likely originated in Europe around the 1500s, where it was enjoyed as a treat. In the 1600s, Germans added a hook to the top, making it the candy cane. The stripe came in the mid-1800s, as marketing-savvy was gaining momentum – for an especially festive flourish.

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