December 1st. It’s candy cane season. One of the biggest mysteries of the holiday season. How do they get the candy canes into that shape?
In the candy factories where they are made there are automated machines which mix and pull massive wads of red and white candy before rolling candy logs into thin ropes, there is then a special machine which wraps the plastic around each one, then shapes the cane while it’s still pliable. That signature curve is done at the very end after they’re packaged.
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