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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Candy canes are a Christmas Tradition dating way back to the late 1600's. They were first popular in Europe when they were first used for decorations on their Christmas Trees along with Christmas Cookies. At that time they were peppermint flavor, but just a white candy stick, no stripes.

In about 1670 the sticks of candy were bent into the shape of a shepherd’s crook and passed them out to children who attended the ceremonies at the Cologne Cathedral. This tradition was the beginning of giving out candy canes to the kids.

Although candy canes at been very popular in Europe, they didn't make their way to America until the 1800's. It wasn't until the 20th. century did they gain their stripes.

Today candy canes are still a Christmas tradition, however over the years they have been expanded to many different flavors. There are many candy manufacturers that have started making candy canes in a variety of flavors.

Frankford candy company has come out with a Sour Patch Candy cane. With the success of their sour patch kids in mind. These candy canes are bright in color and just like the other sour patch treats they are sour first then sweet. They come in a 10 count box in the flavors or lemon, lime , orange and redberry. Kids and adults love the sweet and sour flavors.

Spangler candy company has come out with not only Smarties Candy Canes, but also Jelly Belly Candy Canes. The Smarties Candy Canes come in a 12 count box. Pretty Pastel candy canes in the same yummy flavors as the smarties candy rolls. Jelly Belly Candy Canes come in a 12 count box. The are fruity flavors of Watermelon , Blueberry and Tutti-Fruitti. These canes are green, blue and pink in color with red stripes.

Hershey Candy Company brought out Jolly Rancher Candy Canes. These are a delicious treat in the bold fruity flavors of smoothies. Each box of jolly ranchers comes in Strawberry, Mixed Berry and Watermelon. Don't let the name Hershey fool you as they are known for not only making the best chocolate treats, but also tasty hard candies.

Farleys and Sathers has come out with a Mini Sour Brite Candy Canes. Sour brite crawlers is a favorite gummy loved by many. Now you can have the same fruity flavors in a hard candy cane. Each box has 50 mini's each cane each has two flavor combination. You get apple/peach, watermelon/mixed berry and a raspberry/lemon flavors.

We can't forget about the candy man Willy Wonka, he even has even come out with canes manufactured by Nestle. Yummy sweet tart candy canes. Each box has 12 sweet and tart tangy fruit candy canes in the traditional flavor of sweet tarts we have all come to love. You get Blue Punch, Green Apple and Cherry.

Of course we also carry the traditional peppermint candy canes with the red and white stripes.

Whether you prefer to get the peppermint or you would like to try something new, remember candy canes not only are fun to eat, but hey are a great stocking stuffer as well as using them on top of your Christmas presents.

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