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The Hidden History of Candy Canes (02×03)

What do Protestant choirmasters, Renaissance pacifiers, mass retailers, and a 700 lb chocolate sculpture of Neil Armstrong have in common? They’re all connected to the history of our favorite Christmas treat.  Join Emily, Meredith, and Frank as we explore the economics of the candy cane — and what it teaches us about consumer behavior.

 

Show Notes:

The Sweet and Sticky Story of Candy Canes” via National Geographic The Plate

“The History of Candy Canes” via CBSNews


“The Economics of Christmas”

“It’s Crunch Time for 93-Year-Old Candy Maker” – Article about Hammond’s candy company (here)

Hammond’s Candy Company