Using a recipe that has been handed down from one generation to another, the Spangler family of Bryan, Ohio has been making Candy Canes since 1906! Hundred of millions of the Spanglers' candy canes have been, and continue to be, shared and enjoyed around the world. They have even put together a brief history of the candy cane!
History of Candy Canes
The candy cane can be traced back to Germany in 1670.
Legend has it that the choirmaster at the Cologne
Cathedral handed out sugar sticks bent into the shape of
shepherds' staffs to keep his young singers quiet during
long services. In the mid-1800's, August Imgard of
Wooster, Ohio, began using candy canes as tree
decorations. Candy canes took on their familiar stripes
around the turn of the twentieth century. Today, people
enjoy candy canes as both ornaments and candy.
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Candy Canes have long been one of my favorite holiday decorations! I love them especially because they remind my vintage-loving heart of an old-fashioned Christmas from times past!
I love them because they can be arranged beautifully as decorations for our holiday trees and then can just as easily be snatched away by a hungry little hand looking forward to a sugary sweet peppermint-flavored treat! I love them because they enhance the true meaning of Christmas with their once-a-year beauty—a lovely gift to the eye, the taste, and to the heart!
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