By Tom Z
9:44 AM EST, December 21, 2012
Have you ever sat around wondering how candy canes were made? If so, then you’re probably a terrible employee. Get back to work, you lazy sugar fiend! Today’s your lucky day, though, because Wired.com has a new article exposing the seedy underbelly of the candy cane industry. OK, so it’s really just a video of an assembly line at a candy cane factory. Sorry, I’ve been watching too many Dateline episodes lately.
It might not be Christmas every day at Kencraft Candy, but it smells like it. At the height of the season, the Utah sweets factory churns out 16,000 candy canes per day.
It’s an interesting video, but does anyone actually like candy canes? If they didn’t have a tie-in with the Christmas season, I don’t think anyone would ever eat them. You never hear anyone say, “Man, I could really go for a candy cane right now!” Hannukah has it right, they make those chocolate coins. Those things still taste good in July. And as far as I can tell, Kwanzaa just takes a Hershey bar and puts a Kwanzaa-themed wrapper on it. That’s why I’m launching a campaign to make white fudge Oreos the new official snack of Christmas. White Oreos taste like the Christmas spirit dipped in a little bit of heaven. Candy canes taste like corn syrup and your grandma.
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