Wednesday, November 28, 2012

MY CANDY CANE DILEMMA!



I have finally finished my Christmas decorating and I am getting ready for our annual Christmas Party on Saturday. I sent out my Christmas cards today so everyone will have them by December 1st. The only thing I am missing are my Candy Canes.




I just love Candy Canes. Not just for a treat but to decorate with. I put them all over the house in little cups or baskets and I have a cute paper mache Santa Head I fill up. Here is my dilemma. Where the heck are all of the red and white candy canes?




I'm sorry but I draw the line at Christmas with these hideous coloured candy canes. Come on, a candy cane is red and white. Make the coloured ones if you want but leave off the curl because they do not look like candy canes. It is like dressing Santa in a purple suit, it is just wrong.




The past couple of years the different flavoured and different coloured candys canes have flooded the stores here. I don't know about where you are but I am finding it really hard to get a nice sized red and white candy cane anywhere. They do have some tiny ones but I put the on gifts, hang them, adorn my baking and cocoa with them.




I even looked online but the only nice ones I found were $65.00 for 20. Yes you heard right I could not believe it either.




I will continue my search for the elusive traditional Candy Cane after my party, I am too busy until then. I will post some pictures tomorrow of my finally decorated home.

 Have a lovely day everyone!

11 comments:

  1. Try to good ole Dollar Stores! They always have the plain red and white ones. Good luck :-)

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  2. Now that you mention it, I don't recall seeing any at the store yesterday. I was so busy hunting for my (not found) hershey's candy cane kisses that I forgot to look for candy canes. I do as you, use them as decorations, not just for a treat. must remember to look for them when i'm out tomorrow!
    blessings
    ~*~

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  3. Doesn't it drive you nuts when you can't find the nice, traditional Christmas decorations and treats? Why do they keep trying to reinvent the wheel?! I am with you, candy canes are red and white, period! Hope you find them Sue, have you tried Purdy's candy store? They may be expensive there as well but I'm sure I saw red and white candy canes there when I was walking by the other day. Good luck! Deb

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  4. Yes, Candy Canes Should only be red! I haven't seen any...anywhere. I wnder where they are...?

    I can't wait to see your fully decorated home..

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  5. You know I agree with you....candy canes should be red and white. A green and white would be okay even but the others yuck.

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  6. Here are good ol' Spanglers from Powell's Sweets, if you can't find anything else: http://shop.powellssweetshoppe.com/Christmas-Candy-Canes-and-Candy-Sticks_c_613.html

    At least the price is decent, because if I'm reading this right, it looks like you get 3 boxes of 12 for about $7. Good luck!

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  7. Candy canes aren't so much a Christmas thing here, but we have a whole small town that has specialized in the making of them! Google "Gränna" and "polkagrisar" if you'd like :) Though 65 dollars for 20 pieces sounds about right - this is Sweden after all!

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  8. They look so wrong in the other colours!. Now I am going to have to see what they have in our shops.

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  9. Hi Sue, I have bought the different colored ones but really love the old fashioned red and white......Look great......Blessings Francine.

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  10. Update: I was at Dollar Tree yesterday, and they DO have the red and white ones. Although they look a little janky. More like red and pink.

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