‘J’ shaped sweet canes with a sweet peppermint flavour is everyone’s favourite all through Christmas. It is explained that candy canes were produced in the shape ‘J’ to resemble the first alphabet of Jesus. It is also said that the white color of the candy embodies the purity of Christ, when the crimson coloration embodies the blood of Christ. The peppermint flavour of the candy cane way too has a reason, as it is mentioned to depict the purity of Jesus.
A different legend states that these candies were being initial manufactured in Cologne, Germany at a Catholic cathedral in 1670. A choirmaster at the cathedral used to bend sweet sticks into crooks and gave them to youngsters to maintain them peaceful during the Christmas services.