Peppermint Stick History

This week TREATS is featuring Peppermint.
We have Peppermint Stick ice cream and
Peppermint Brownies.
The origin of the candy cane goes back over 350 years,
when candy-makers both professional and amateur
were making hard sugar sticks. The original candy
was straight and completely white in color
.Around the seventeenth century, European-Christians
began to adopt the use of Christmas trees as
part of their Christmas celebrations. They
made special decorations for their trees
from foods like cookies and sugar-stick candy.
The first historical reference to the familiar
cane shape goes back to 1670, when
the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany,
bent the sugar-sticks into canes to represent a shepherd’s staff.
The all-white candy canes were given out to children during
the long-winded nativity services.




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