Resource: Spangler Candy Cane Factory
Provider: Spangler Candy Cane Factory
Summary: The Spangler Candy Company has been manufacturing candy canes since 1954. They make over 2 million candy canes a day...
Description: At this site you can take a virtual tour of their factory. They explain the process of mass production of candy canes through text and photographs.
SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS:
Spangler also offers this page that includes CANDY CANE LEGENDS http://www.spanglercandy.com/spangler/products/canehistory.php
The legends contain some religious content. I mention this, because in previous years that I have featured this site, I receive (in response) many links from list members with the "true story" of candy canes. I also get links to sites that debunk the "true story" of candy canes as urban legend. AS ALWAYS, I leave it to each parent to review and research the information and determine what is suitable for their own children.
If the Spangler site piques your interest, you may enjoy...
More on the History and Legend of Candy Canes:
National Confectioners Association http://www.candyusa.org/Candy/candycanes.asp
This website offers a combination of the history and folklore of candycanes, some fun facts, and a free, printable candy cane coloring page!
History of Bob's Candy Canes http://www.bobscandies.com/History_BobsCandies.htm
Bob's is one of the well-known mass producers of candy canes. This website offers a fascinating history of Bob's candy making operation, although it's not specifically about candy canes.
Make Your Own Candy Canes! http://www.theteacherscorner.net/seasonal/christmas/cane.htm
This website has a recipe for how to make your own delicious candy canes, along with other holiday lesson plans and activities.
Take A Real Tour of A Candy Cane Factory! http://www.hammondscandies.com/factory-tours-directions-i-5.html
If you live in Colorado or plan to visit - you can take a tour of the Hammond Candy Cane factory in Denver!
Before you gather the kids around the computer to visit any of the above websites, you might want to stock up on some candy canes - as it really stimulates the appetite for these wonderful red and white confections.