Traditionally, adults give out candy canes to children during the Christmas season, but cafes, restaurants, and dessert places have all created recipes from the sweet peppermint treat. In fact, the National Confectioners Association noted that Aside candy canes are the only non-chocolate treats that sell like crazy in December.
But how did the tradition of giving out candy canes during Christmas start?
There are many versions of its history and unfortunately, none of them have been proven to be true. The most interesting one, however, is that candy canes were made to keep choir boys quiet in 1670.
According to legend, a choirmaster in Germany handed out sugar sticks to the members of his choir as a reward for staying still. He also bent them into a J shape to mimic a shepherd’s stick in honour of the holiday. The striped red and white candies people know today came about centuries later.
Candy canes have become such a staple for Christmas that sometimes, people hang them as ornaments instead of eating them. It’s only natural that huge fiberglass versions should also be included in larger-than-life Yuletide setups.
This 6-foot candy cane will wow both young and old onlookers. Make a delicious Christmas treat for heaven together with statues of other candy canes in different sizes plus life-sized statues of the gingerbread men, ladies, or children.
This candy cane statue also comes in 12 and 4-feet variations.
Dimensions: L 64 x W 46 x H 186cm
Colour: Red and white swirls