The Candy Cane can be traced back to Germany in 1670.
Legend has it that the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral handed out sugar sticks bent into the shape of a shepherd’s staff to keep his young singer quiet during long services.
In the mid-1800’s, August Imgard of Wooster, Ohio began using candy canes as a tree decoration. 
Candy canes took on their familiar stripes around the turn of the twentieth century. Today, people enjoy both candy canes as ornaments and candy.  
Enjoy the Season!
The Gourmet Farm Girl