Candy Canes an American Christmas tradition!
Candy Canes, a popular symbol for Christmas in the USA!
Every year in the run up to Christmas comes a package from my California family. There are always plenty of decorative items for Christmas and the typical American sweets such as Hershey's, Nerds and Jelly Belly. We like these small jelly sweets with Chocolate Pudding and Pina Colada flavor.
Swiss Miss Marshmallow Lovers are also there, they taste delicious all year round, not only on cold winter days. Of course, the Panda Express Orange Sauce, which I always keep in stock, is also missing. With it I cook my absolute favorite dish from the Panda Express, Orange Chicken!
Without these candy canes with peppermint flavor, a Christmas package from the US would not really be complete.
These sweets in the form of small sticks or shepherd's sticks are a popular Christmas custom in the US and a Christmas without Candy Cane would be unimaginable.
The perfect Christmas includes nuts, gingerbread, mulled wine, cookies, and the Christ Child. In the US hanging stockings by the fireplace and Santa Claus with frizzy bear and his reindeer.
There is the stuffed turkey standard, with us the stuffed Christmas goose. While we usually have a real fir in Germany, you can find almost only artificial Christmas trees in the USA.
They are beautifully decorated with balls, bows and angels and candy canes!
Since the 19th century, the candy canes have been an integral part of American Christmas and a traditional decoration for the Christmas tree. Even in this country you can already find them on many Christmas trees. Meanwhile, there are the candy canes in different flavors and many colors. But the most popular is the red and white striped traditional peppermint flavor.
Who does not know them, the striped candy canes decorating the Christmas tree in the USA?
Legend has it that they remind of the true meaning of Christmas through their shape and colors. The original candy cane is shaped like a shepherd's stick, you turn it and turn it upside down to recognize the letter J, like Jesus. She is white with red stripes. These are meant to remind us of his suffering before his death and of the blood he shed on the cross for humanity. The color white stands for purity Jesus and the hardness of the candy cane symbolize the strength of God.
Candy canes are very popular and are sold many millions of times at Christmas time. There is even a Candy Cane Day in the US, every year on the 26th of December.