Thursday, December 07, 2006

Red and white and minty all over

I've never been a fan of candy canes, though I think they are cool looking and a neat holiday icon. I just don't like peppermint.

I-Mockery has an awesome column about the trend of unusual flavors in candy-cane land. Some, such as chocolate-mint, seem like a natural evolution. But others seem like weird candy brands trying to get into a new industry -- they have candy canes now in Starburst strawberry, Jolly Rancher fruit Smoothie flavor, Lifesaver tropical fruits, Sweet Tarts, Spree, and Everlasting Gobstopper.

If you could take those flavors back a couple decades and hand them out at Christmas, people would be freakin'.

Apparently there are candy-cane Pop Rocks now, too. Wild. debunks the urban legend (one I'd never heard of) that candy canes were created to symbolize Jesus, shaped like a J and with white symbolizing His purity, red His blood.


Cali Blogger Gal said...

Every year it seems like there is a new twist on holiday candy. What ever happened to good old fashioned candy canes and gingerbread cookies.
Here is a site that puts a spin on classic holiday decorations. I found it hilarious.
Pimp Your Tree.
I thought you might get a kick out of it.

Anonymous said...

I'd steer clear of those Pop Rocks. They taste exactly like the old school scratch-and-sniff candy cane stickers.

It's quite bizarre.

Of course, if you always wanted to eat a scratch-and-sniff sticker, have at it.