The image used during Z-Mas 2013
Why can't we eat these all year round?
The traditional white and red-striped candy cane flavored with peppermint was originally created in 1670 by a choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral, Germany, in an attempt to quieten the children in his church. He asked a local candy maker to make sweet sticks with the addition of a crook at the top to symbolize the canes of the shepherds who visited baby Jesus and the white to symbolize the sinless nature of Jesus. Despite its origins, the candy cane isn't restricted to the religious, and it continues to be enjoyed during the Christmas season to this day.