Do you eat candy canes the ‘popular’ way? –

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (kark) — It’s the season for Christmas greetings, cheers, and the iconic candy cane treat, but don’t let anyone tell you how to eat it. Actually, there may be more ways to do it than you thought.

The National Confectioners Association posed the question to US candy cane consumers to determine the most popular way people enjoy the confection.

the survey showed that 57% of the people surveyed eat the straight end of the cane first, the most popular strategy, while 27% start with the curved end and only 16% of the participants break the cane into pieces.

The original red and white striped peppermint “J” or hook-shaped candy has a long history, according to a recent study by the National Confectioners Association.

History of the candy cane

According to the association, the candy cane has been around for more than three and a half centuries. In 1670, the choirmaster of the Cologne Cathedral in Germany handed out the original mint sticks to the young singers to keep them quiet during long ceremonies.

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