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Candy canes, how they came to be and their hidden meaning.

December 10, 2012
By Chyannne Miles of Thomas Nelson HS



 

Candy canes have been around for at least 350 years. The first candy canes were however just a straight white stick of candy. It wasn’t until around 1670 that candy makers started to bend them into the shape of a cane in order to represent a shepherd’s staff. It’s unknown who first created the red stripes around the candy cane but it happen around the 1900’s, this is also the time that candy makers started to add the mint flavor to the candy canes. Many people have given religious meanings to the candy canes as well. Some say that the candy cane is white to stand for the purity of the lord and the red stripes represent his blood. They also say that the candy cane is actually supposed to be a “J” for Jesus. The hardness of the candy cane represents the foundation of the church and the three stripes represent the holy trinity; The father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


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