Candy Canes

Candy canes originated from Germany. Although associated with Christmas, they were actually invented to make children be quiet in church! A choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral in Germany was fed up with children interrupting his nativity scenes on Christmas Eve. So he commissioned a local sweetmaker to make a hard, stick-like sweet that children could suck on for a long period to keep them quiet. He specifically asked for a crook on top of the stick, to resemble the canes used by the shepherds in the nativity (and also because canes were used to punish naughty children!). Their popularity spread through Europe, often being handed out at nativity plays. Later on they found themselves becoming a Christmas tree decoration.

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What happens if you eat too many candy canes?

You will probably have a sore stomach and you might vomit.

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How much do plain candy canes cost?

From about $4 to $6 for a box.

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How did the candy cane get its stripes?

The candy cane got it's stripes when it was created. The person who created it was a Christian and wanted to make an impact on the world for God. He had an idea. The cane part represents that God is our shepherd, and we are the sheep. He's our protector. The red stripes represent the blood Jesus shed on the Cross for us. And the white stripes represent how He took away our sins and how we were washed white as snow.

Hope you enjoyed this answer.

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What does the candy cane resemble?

The candy cane resembles a walking stick

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If you are pregnant can you eat candy canes?

yes; because it doesn't have cafean in it. cafean is bad when you're pregnant.

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What does the candy cane stand for?

it stands for jesus because it is a "j".

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What is the history of candy canes to Christmas?

The cane shape is traditionally credited to a choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral in Germany, who, legend has it, in 1670 bent straight sugar sticks into canes to represent a shepherd's staff, and gave them to children at church services. Another theory is that, as people decorated their Yule trees with food, the bent candy cane was invented as a functional solution. Candy with red stripes first appeared in the early 1900s. Postcards before 1900s show only white colored candy canes. The cane shape is traditionally credited to a choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral in Germany, who, legend has it, in 1670 bent straight sugar sticks into canes to represent a shepherd's staff, and gave them to children at church services. Another theory is that, as people decorated their Yule trees with food, the bent candy cane was invented as a functional solution. Candy with red stripes first appeared in the early 1900s. Postcards before 1900s show only white colored candy canes.

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Why do they make candy canes?

Candy canes were originally white sticks of hard candy. Later on, the hook was added to make them look like a cane. They make candy canes because they are a popular sweet treat, especially at Christmas time.

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What is the meaning of the candy cane?

1-The STRIPES

death on the cross and a bold
stripe to represent the blood he shed for
mankind. The three stripes can also represent
the power and presence of the Trinity
(the Father, Son and Holy Spirit).

The smell and taste of PEPPERMINT relate
to the herb hyssop. Psalm 51:7 states,
"Purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean,
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."

The candy cane is meant to be shared --
broken into pieces for all to share. That
reminds us of Jesus' words, "This is my body
which is broken for you" (1 Cor. 11:24).
What a sweet way to share the Gospel !

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Why do candy canes have stripes?

Just for fun! Besides, who would want just a plain white piece of candy?

AnswerThe cane itself represents a shepherd's crook. Some theologians believe the stripes represent the purity and blood of Jesus. Others disagree and believe they are simply "there".

The man who invented the candy "cane", as a Christmas treat, wanted it to be a "J" to represent Jesus. However, people turned his "J"s upside down and called them 'candy canes'. Then people assumed they were meant to represent a shepherd's 'crook'. The part about the stripes representing the purity and blood of Jesus is true.

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What shape is the candy cane modeled after?

The shepherd's crook. The original maker of the candy cane thought to teach a Christian lesson in his sweet, so he made it like a shepherd's crook for The Good Shepherd, and striped it red to remind the child of the blood shed for his sins.

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How much does one candy cane cost?

25 c

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When were the first candy canes made?

Legend has it that in 1670, the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral handed out sugar sticks among his young singers to keep them quiet during the long Living Creche ceremony. In honor of the occasion, he had the candies bent into shepherds' crooks.

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What adjectives describe candy canes?

Sweet

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What rhymes with candy canes?

Panda Brains
Mary Jane's
David Blane's

~or something...

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How many words can be made from candy cane?

can, cane, candy, day, dad,Nana, a,an,
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Do red and white candy canes represent a shepherd's crook?

They might. I think they do, but you would have to do lots of research into the History of Candy Canes to find out.

According to one story, the curve on the end was introduced so they could be hung on the back of a church pew.

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Where to buy Bob's candy canes NOT online.?

wal-mart* or k-mart*

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What letter does the Christmas candy cane represent?

The candy cane represents the letter "j" and a sherperd's staff
upside down its J

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Is the Candy Cane hard?

yes

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Can gerbils eat candy canes?

It Depends On How Strong Their Teeth Are. It Also Depends Weather Or Not It Makes Them Go Crazy.

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How many candy canes can fit into a candy jar?

pumps

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Do candy canes count as a red vegetable?

No and it is not a vegetable

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How are candy canes made?

Candy Canes are made with two strips of Candy which are twisted together, and then bent into a cane shape. The Candy then hardens after a while.

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How many candy canes are sold each year?

Each year about 1.76 billion candy canes are made, 90% of them are sold between November 25 and December 25.

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