Hammond’s Brands, Denver, Colo.
Hammond’s Candies makes nearly 7 million 1.7- oz. candy canes by hand each year. In addition to its 25 standard flavors, which include traditional peppermint, natural versions and even varieties with cream centers, Hammond’s introduces a limited edition holiday flavor each year.
This year’s Naughty or Nice Canes each come with the same look – red with white and black pinstripes – but some are flavored a “nice” strawberry and some are flavored “naughty” black licorice. A festive hang-tag informs snackers that they won’t know which mystery flavor they’ve received — and which of Santa’s lists they’ve made — until they start munching on the cane.
Ingredients: Sugar, corn syrup, natural and artificial flavor, artificial color (Blue 1, Red 3, Red 40 & Yellow 5), palm oil and glycerin (vegetable).