Putting the Candy in Christmas – LeadvilleToday.com

Has someone handed you a candy cane, along with some yuletide greetings this Christmas season? Maybe you grabbed one from the holiday candy dish placed around many homes and businesses this time of year?


No doubt, you’ve found yourself twirling one around in your mouth enjoying that peppermint flavor that brings you back to childhood and this special time of year.


Have you ever wondered where this swirled, hook-shaped sweet got its beginning? The candy cane’s genesis is found with a German choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral back in 1670. It seems, while everyone in the congregation adored the musical renderings of their sweet children, particularly during the Christmas season, the choirmaster found it difficult to keep them quiet during the long church services.

His remedy to all that fidgeting and distraction was to Click Here to Continue Reading

by Kathy Bedell, LeadvilleToday.com