Fast Facts

This time of year Candy Canes can be found everywhere, and chances are you have probably even crunched on a few this winter. Here are a few facts about the delicious candy:

-Originally, candy canes came only in one color. White.

-December 26th is National Candy Cane Day.

-The world’s largest candy cane was created in 2001, measuring more than 58 feet.

-Almost 2 billion candy canes are made each year.

Check out this video of how Candy Canes are made:

Did you know!

According to the National Confectioners Association:
54 percent of kids ages 6 to 11 say they eat a candy cane by sucking on it.
24 percent bite or crunch.
19 percent lick.
2 percent don’t know how they eat candy canes.
1 percent said they eat them “another” way.

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  1. Another fun fact about candy canes: They were invented by a pastor to keep the kids quiet during a Christmas Eve service.

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