Ingredients & Lore
blended with black tea, candy cane pieces, peppermint leaves and natural candy cane flavor
In its early form, the candy cane began as a simple white stick of sugar for children to eat - there was no 'cane' shape or stripes to speak of. While it's uncertain where the first canes originated, by the mid-17th century, if not earlier, they were enjoyed all across Europe. The festive stripes didn't become part of the candy cane until the 20th century; peppermint flavor was also added around that time.