Janey Ellis of Atomic Redhead has a knack for finding great retro hotspots in Southern California (you can see her house, here). This holiday season, she tracked down candy cane heaven—a place that sill makes the Christmas staple by hand.
The Magic of Candy Cane Making
This magical place is Logan’s Candies, located in Ontario, California. Open since 1933, the shop is known for their gourmet, handmade candy canes and ribbon candy. With flavors like peppermint, root beer, cherry, and cinnamon, there is something sweet for everyone. The best part? Just like Janey, you can visit the shop and see the classic candies be made.
Since 1933 Logan’s Candies has become borderline famous for their hand-made candy canes, that they make each year, and watching them be made has become a tradition for locals and those in the surrounding areas.
I first head of Logan’s from Charles Phoenix, and eagerly awaited the Christmas season to go out and witness the art that is candy cane making (even though I had already seen it done at Disneyland, I still love watching it), I also wore an appropriately themed outfit.
Watching candy canes getting made is bit like watching magic, you witness an amber colored lump get transformed into a Christmas icon through kneading, pulling, and twisting. And the great thing is that Jerry, the candy maker, narrates each of his actions, letting you know what goes into making these peppermint treats.
Thanks for sharing, Janey!