How to “Properly” Eat a Candy Cane (3 Common Ways)




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Ah, the humble candy cane – that iconic symbol of winter holiday cheer!

Whether you’re a seasoned candy cane connoisseur or a curious newbie, you’ll find out if the way you eat candy cane is weird.

Here’s a tasty tidbit from 55% of people start with the straight end, 28% go for the curved end, and 17% break it into pieces​.

Data Source

Why eat from the straight end?

Many people that start eating at the straight end of the candy cane likes to lick it until it becomes a candy dagger.

Personally, I would avoid them.

Creative Ways to Enjoy Candy Canes

Candy canes are not just for eating straight out of the wrapper.

They are a nice addition that any baker can add to their treats.

How about using them as stirrers in your hot cocoa or crushing them as a topping for desserts? The possibilities are as endless as they are delicious!

Crush them and combine with melted white chocolate and popcorn for a salty, sweet, yet cool treat.

Or even glaze them over brownies.

The History of Candy Canes: A Sweet Journey

Candy canes weren’t always the colorful, striped treats we adore today. They started as simple white sugar sticks.

Legend has it that in the 17th century, a choirmaster in Germany bent these sticks into canes to represent a shepherd’s staff, thus beginning their association with Christmas.

Over the years, they’ve evolved into the red and white striped candies we know and love. Imagine a world without these festive confections brightening up our holidays!

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