The Christmas Candy Cane
Christmas is the time to throw guilt out of the window and indulge in all your favourite foods.
Foods that are either too rich or too expensive to have during the rest of the year.
However, have you ever thought about Christmas sweets and their origins? Especially the simple Candy Cane.
Every country that celebrates the holiday season will have their own traditional sweet treat but the Christmas red and white candy cane pops up, ( or should I say hangs ) everywhere over the Christmas festivities.
This red and white sugar concoction can be seen hanging around Christmas trees, decorating a feast laden Christmas table or hidden in Christmas stockings.
Here is a bit of History found on a website about the history of the Christmas Candy.
The original candy cane was made 350 years ago.
The first candy cane was not made in the shape of a cane.
It was white, completely straight and only flavored with sugar.
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. This became a popular tradition, and eventually the practice spread all over Europe and America.
There is now so many choices for Christmas sweets here are just
5 Easy Make Traditional Christmas Sweets
1) . Candy Cane Marshmallows
2) . Ginger Bread Men Cookies
3) . Oreo Truffles
4) . Rocky Road
5) . Turkish delight
Have a Sweet Christmas