A helluva lot of sugar and a helluva lot of machinery. That’s what it takes to make candy canes and it’s very close to being a magical process, as taking something as large as what candy canes start at and shaping it down to the classic skinny hook is so very impressive.
First, let's start by dispelling a somewhat popular myth that more or less goes like this:
Did you know that the candy cane you're probably dipping into your coffee in an attempt to jumpstart your morning came from a huge, hideous candy log? Find out how that candy was made, how it became whitened, and what that ultra-thin red stripe is.