Fun facts of the week: Candy cane

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Did you know… Candy cane

  • the original candy cane was straight, all white, and hard.
  • A candy cane turned upside down is the letter J, which many believe represents Jesus.
  • National candy cane day is December 26
  • The first candy cane was made over 350 years ago.
  • The first historical reference in America to candy cane date back to 1847.
  • The red and white striped candy canes were first made around 1900.

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  • Over 1.76 billion candy canes are made each year.
  • The traditional candy cane flavor was more than just peppermint and the color red and white.