Warrior Ink

Candy Cane Origins

Back to Article
Back to Article

Candy Cane Origins

jojo22 from morguefile.com

jojo22 from morguefile.com

jojo22 from morguefile.com

Ashley Torres, Business Manager

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Have you ever wonder where the candy canes originate from?

Nowadays candy canes come in various flavors and sizes, but when did the original peppermint candy cane appear?

Well, there happens to be a story dating all the way back to 1670. In Germany, a choirmaster had originally started with plain white sugar sticks.

The purpose was to keep kids calm while the Christmas nativity service was going on.

The story also says the choirmaster made the candy cane into a “J” shape to remind the children of the shepherd who visited Jesus Christ.

But of course, that’s mostly just a tall tale. In fact, the earliest record of the candy cane doesn’t appear until 200 years later.

However, it is said a German-Swedish immigrant decorate a small blue spruce with paper ornaments and what they called back then, candy canes.

It wasn’t until the turn of the century that  the original peppermint got its signature look with the red strip and peppermint flavor.

There are many meanings behind the candy cane such as the “J” shape representing Jesus and the red strip representing the blood he shed on the cross.

Apparently, the candy maker who made the candy put the three red stripes on it, also wanted even the breaking of the candy cane to represent Jesus Christ body being broken for us.

Either way, the candy cane is a delighted treat for everyone to enjoy every year. Religious or not.

 

70 total views, 2 views today

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Candy Cane Origins

    Lifestyle

    The Sad Decline of Christmas Cards and Caroling

  • Photo Galleries

    Missing summer …A Photo Retrospective

  • News

    Holiday Traditions Vary Around the World

  • Candy Cane Origins

    Entertainment

    Terrible Christmas Songs – Why are They a Tradition?

  • Candy Cane Origins

    Lifestyle

    The Dutch…Blackface for Christmas?

  • Candy Cane Origins

    Health

    Is Eggnog Healthy for You?

  • Candy Cane Origins

    Crime

    Who is Santa Claus Really?

  • Candy Cane Origins

    Photo Galleries

    Winter’s Grasp on the North Country

  • Candy Cane Origins

    Health

    Thanksgiving takes a Dangerous turn…

  • Candy Cane Origins

    Seasonal

    The History and Traditions of Thanksgiving

Navigate Right
Student news site of Indian River High School.
Candy Cane Origins