Ribbon Candy

Hard Candy Day

Dec 19

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Today's Musings, History & Folklore

“The next morning dawned bright and sweet, like ribbon candy.”

~ Sarah Addison Allen, Garden Spells

Whether it's marzipan, maple sugar candy, chocolate Santas, candy canes, or hard ribbon candy, there is much to delight the eye and plenty of selections for decorating gingerbread or candy houses! Although first made by confectioners by modeling the wavy form around the candy maker’s thumb, by the 1800s mechanical crimpers were invented to shape the ribbons of ribbon candy that we know today.

Ribbon Candy

December 19th is Hard Candy Day!  Many hard candies are associated with the Christmas Season, particularly ribbon candy and candy canes!

 

Ribbon candy is a traditional Christmas candy that goes back for centuries in Europe, though its origin is unclear.  Confectioners developed the candy as a Christmas decoration for their shops, modeling the wavy form around the candy maker’s thumb. In the 1800s mechanical crimpers were invented to shape the ribbons. 

Ribbon Candy
Ribbon Candy

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Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary or the

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