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How are candy canes made?

If you’ve ever wondered how candy canes are made, look no further! Above, this Tallahassee artisanal candy maker demonstrates how to make candy canes by hand. Watch them cut and twist the ingredients into a shimmery-surfaced log, before twisting them into extra large candy canes. Interesting note at 3m15s: The canes have white centers to make the colors shine/reflect light.

Below (while the video’s available), How It’s Made – Candy Canes. Automated machines mix and pull massive wads of candy before rolling candy logs into thin ropes, then the machines twist, cut, and packaging each stick. Surprising note from this one: The machines crook the canes after they’re packaged.

We love seeing how things are made. Related watching: Bottling honey by hand, Cheese-Flipping Robots and How Cheese is Made, Automated Cake Icing Machines, Ultra Fast Robots Pick & Place Batteries, Sesame Street: How Crayons Are Made, and How It’s Made: Balloons.

h/t Kottke.

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