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5 Outrageous Candy Cane Flavors

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Whatever happened to keeping with tradition? It seems as if we've forgotten all about that when it comes to candy canes.

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We thought candy canes were the epitome of Christmas candy, but these flavors speak differently. We tracked down these completely bizarre candy cane flavors, from Sriracha to bacon.

The classic flavors of peppermint and wintergreen have transformed into ridiculously wild flavors of siracha, gravy, birthday cake, and more. And they definitely don't taste in any way close to what we look for as the flavors of Christmas or winter.

  • Dill Pickle
    Click Here to see The Complete List of Outrageous Candy Cane Flavors Don't let the 'Holiday green' color fool you.This candy cane is by no means the traditional wintergreen flavor. Photo Credit: Pastina Stores
  • Cinnabon
    One of America’s favorite desserts is now a candy cane. And unlike the real thing, this candy cane is not appetizing to the eye in any way. The yellow and brown do not mix well together. But if it tastes anything like the dessert, then we’ll give it a try. Photo Credit: Candy Crate
  • Sweet Tarts
    Click Here to see The Complete List of Outrageous Candy Cane Flavors The sweet and sour candy that we loved as kids is now back as candy canes. Photo Credit: i-mockery.com
  • Birthday Cake
    Just because something tastes sweet does not mean it should be used as a flavor foreverything. Photo Credit: Hammonds Candies
  • Gravy
    Click Here to see More Outrageous Candy Cane Flavors This just might be the ultimate wild flavor. Gravy is meant to be a topping for foods such as turkey and mashed potatoes. It’s part of a main course and tastes creamy, buttery, and savory. It’s not supposed to be made as a dessert or change from a liquid to a solid. We’re pretty sure this might just turn people away from the food forever. Photo Credit: Archie McPhee

The candy cane was invented back in the 17th century as special decorations for Christmas trees. The candy had no flavoring or stripes, something hard to imagine now! Then in the early 1900s, the familiar stripes and flavors of peppermint and wintergreen were added. There is a belief that the shape of the candy cane is to represent Jesus because when you hold it upside the letter "J" is formed.

Not only have we grown from using these strictly as Christmas tree decorations, we've put them in our Christmas stockings, crumbled them up as cake toppers and peppermint bark, and added them to our drinks.

-- Julie Kang, The Daily Meal

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