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It’s Almost National Candy Cane Day!

National Candy Cane Day | BlairCandy.com

Did you know that December 26th is National Candy Cane Day? Whether you love the classic, peppermint candy cane or one of the crazy new flavors that appears every year, you have to celebrate this iconic candy. But how much do you know about this traditional holiday treat? Here are a few things you may not have known:

Legend has it that these treats have been spreading Christmas cheer since 1670! Apparently, a German church patron shaped the candy to look like shepherd hooks and handed them out to children during the church service. Why? To keep them quiet and occupied during the long service!

These treats didn’t make it to the United States until the mid 1800’s! They also didn’t add the red stripe until the 1900’s. Overall, over 1.2 billion candy canes make it to shelves in the U.S. during the holiday season every year.

The world’s largest candy cane probably won’t fit in your home! The Guinness World Record goes to a Geneva pastry chef who made a candy cane that measured over 51 feet long and made with over 900 pounds of sugar.

If these facts have you wanting a candy cane, head over to BlairCandy.com! There you’ll find all of the classic and contemporary candy canes in bulk you need to celebrate National Candy Cane Day. Shop now for a festive, holiday treat or two.

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