Make candy canes a part of your Christmas tradition. The candy cane can be traced back to Germany in 1670. Legend has it that the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral handed out sugar sticks bent into the shape of a shepherd's staff to keep his young singers quiet during long services. While other elements of the Christmas season have changed over the years, the simple candy cane remains a traditional ornament and treat reminding us of the shepherds? humble spirit on that first Christmas night. Spangler candy canes are peanut free, gluten free, Kosher certified and made by Spangler, a family company making family treats since 1906.