Thursday, November 30, 2006
" Candy canes were created to symbolize Jesus, their shape representing the letter 'J' and their colors standing for the purity and blood of Christ... and were started in Indiana "
True or false ?
Candy canes weren't created by "a candymaker in Indiana" who "stained them with red stripes to show the stripes of the scourging Jesus received." Candy canes have been in existance long before there ever was an Indiana! They initially bore neither red coloration nor striping -- the red stripes were a feature that did not appear until a few hundred years later, at the beginning of the 20th century. More elaborate Christmas coloration and decoration have been added to these candies in recent years ... for purely marketing purposes.
Mythdigger's advice : More candy for you means more money for your dentist