Season’s Eatings – Candy Canes

This shepherd’s hook can be found everywhere during the holiday season. In fact, according to the National Confectioners Association, they are the No. 1-selling non-chocolate candy during the month of December.

But just when and how these sweet treats got their start is a bit more uncertain than their popularity.  It’s a story of rowdy children, enduring myths, and some interesting science.  We’re exploring the history and origins of candy canes.

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Sources:

https://www.history.com/

https://truetreatscandy.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/

https://www.steampoweredfamily.com/

https://theconversation.com/