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Holiday Christmas Candy

Holiday Christmas Candy

Here are some sweet holiday fun facts to share with your family and friends during this festive time! Candy Canes! 1.) Candy canes began as straight white sticks of sugar candy used to decorated the Christmas trees.

Candy Canes

Candy Canes

2.) A choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral decided have the ends bent to depict a shepherd’s crook and he would pass them out to the children to keep them quiet during the services.It wasn’t until about the 20th century that candy canes acquired their red stripes. 3.) During the Christmas/Hanukkah season, more than 1.76 billion candy canes will be made. Holiday traditions! 1.) One of the pleasures of Christmas morning for many children involves rooting through their stockings, digging for Christmas candy. According to legend, the earliest stocking stuffers included miniature bags filled with gold. Later stockings contained five gifts—one to please each of the five senses. Fruit, nuts and, of course, Christmas candies, were intended to please the sense of taste. 2.) Ribbon candy is a traditional Christmas candy that goes back for centuries in Europe, though it is unclear exactly where the candy was first created. 3.) The people of Netherlands, who celebrate the holiday on December 6th, await the arrival of SinterKlaas and his sidekick- Black Pete, who come by way of steamer to leave candy and nuts for good little boys and girls who have filled their shoes with hay and sugar for his horses.

Shoe Candy Tradition

Shoe Candy Tradition

4.) In Germany, Dec. 6 is Nikolaustag, St. Claus day. On the eve of that day children leave out a shoe or boot outside their door and the next morning candies and/or small toys appear in them for those who have been good or else golden birch is placed next to the sweets if they were bad. 5.) In Canada, people eat Christmas candies known as Barley Candy and Chicken Bones. Barley candy comes on a stick and is shaped like popular Christmas icons, including Santa Claus and reindeer. Chicken bones are made from a pink, cinnamon-flavored candy wrapped around milk chocolate. 6.) In Mexico, Christmas is celebrated by bursting a piñata filled with special Christmas candies. Knäck is a traditional toffee-like Swedish candy that is usually made at home. We hope you enjoyed our Sweet Holiday Candy Fun Facts! From all of us at SugarPop’s, we hope you have a happy, safe, and sweet holiday! -SugarPop’s 248 North Main St. Mooresville, NC 28115 (704) 799-0959   Available for Candy Catering, Birthday Parties, Weddings, or browsing our Candy Shop!