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  1. Dec 20, 2017 · The first documented use of candy canes in the U.S. dates back to 1847, when German-Swedish immigrant August Imgard decorated a blue spruce tree with candy canes and paper ornaments,...

  2. Dec 7, 2018 · Candy Cane Invented to Quiet Choirboys? “Legend has it that the candy cane dates back to 1670, when the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany handed out sugar sticks among his young...

  3. Jan 8, 2020 · In 1919, a candymaker named Bob McCormack began making candy canes. And by the middle of the century, his company, Bob's Candies, became widely famous for their candy canes. Initially, the canes had to bent by hand to make the "J" shape.

  4. Dec 13, 2017 · According to Richard and AnnaKate Hartel's book Candy Bites: The Science of Sweets, the Christmas candy is believed to have been created in Germany around 1670 — or so the legend goes.

  5. Dec 11, 2012 · A candymaker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be a witness, so he made the Christmas Candy Cane. He incorporated several symbols from the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus...

  6. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Candy_caneCandy cane - Wikipedia

    A candy cane is a cane-shaped stick candy often associated with Christmastide, as well as Saint Nicholas Day. It is traditionally white with red stripes and flavored with peppermint, but the canes also come in a variety of other flavors and colors.

  7. The sweet and minty candy cane is a festive treat that many associate with Christmas cheer. Tracing its origins back to Europe, the story goes that the concept of a sugar stick was first introduced by a choirmaster in Germany in 1670 to keep young choir members quiet during long services.

  8. Legend has it that in 1670, the cane shaped candy became historical when a choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany bent the sugar-sticks into canes to appear as shepherd's hooks. The all-white candy canes were given out to children who attended the ceremonies.

  9. Dec 22, 2015 · The stick got its cane-like hook, one unsubstantiated story claims, when a 17th-century choirmaster at Germany’s Cologne Cathedral convinced a local candy maker to bend sugar sticks into the...

  10. Believed to have graced Christmas celebrations for at least 176 years, candy canes origin story is steeped in charming folklore. One popular tale traces it back to a German choirmaster seeking a solution to keep children calm during Christmas Eve services.

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