Upstate New York Shops With Homemade Ribbon Candy and Candy Canes
Candy Canes and Ribbon Candy. Hey, it must be Christmas!
Christmas time brings on wonderful "food triggers" from our youth. Mom's Christmas ham cooking in the oven. A warm mug of egg nog. The smell of freshly made gingerbread cookies and so much more. As far as Christmas candies go, there are dozens of "sweet memories" to conjure up.
Ribbon Candy and Candy Canes have been a part of my Christmas memories for more than 70 years. At my mom's snack bar in our house in Upstate New York back in the 1950s, we could always find boxes of colorful ribbon candy to break off and munch on as the big day got closer and closer. And candy canes were everywhere. In a bowl, in Mom's Christmas cookies, or even decorating our tree. Loved both of these great memories.
Here is a list of 11 places where you can still get the real deal...homemade ribbon candy in all colors and flavors. And, hand-pulled and twisted candy canes. These candy shops are located all over the Upstate New York region.
There is one thing about this list that might surprise you (it surprised me). Look at the ages of the candy shops featured here. These lovely little places have been churning out holiday ribbon candy and candy canes for 50, 70, and even more than 100 years and are still going strong.
These photographs are sure to "trigger" some of your own sweet Christmas candy memories. Enjoy!