After watching Hammond's Candies in Denver, Colorado handcraft their fine hard candies on the Food Network, it has been a dream of mine to have some of their creations in our stockings for the holidays. The way they start with a HUGE piece of striped sugar and work it down to a hand sized or bite sized candy is such a wondrous marvel, matching the skills of even Mr. Willy Wonka! ;) I am happy to say, that after bullying Mr. Hollow into doing a little frivolous shopping on Sunday, I found these... Hammond's Candies very own Candy Canes!!
The candy canes are sooo much more beautiful in person. It was the eye catching colors of the canes in the display at the Monroe, Shopko store caught my eye. I have NEVER seen such wonderful striping, and the canes are longer than my hand and as big around as my thumb. I wish that there had been a sign with Hammond's name above them, but there wasn't. :( The craftsmanship of the candy was what drew me in. I had already decided on first site that they were going into our stockings. Imagine my surprise, as I drew the first cane out of one of the various pails and saw the Hammond's Candies tag. They are truly a work of art, and I look forward to tasting them. Next year, I will definitely order some of their other candies at their online store here. And to make things even sweeter, their tag reads... Handmade in the USA! :)