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Record-Journal reporter Everett Bishop, Bailey Wright, Lauren Sellew, and Jeniece Roman taste-test six types of candy cane flavors to pick out the best, while in the newspaper

Butter rum candy canes? We ranked some of the weirdest candy cane flavors out there

Butter rum candy canes? We ranked some of the weirdest candy cane flavors out there

Butter rum candy canes? We ranked some of the weirdest candy cane flavors out there

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The candy cane has come along way since it’s the invention more than 300 years ago. Some may say it’s only gone downhill from its original form- completely straight and white, flavored just with sugar- and others may be excited about the plethora of fun flavors that exist now. We posed this question to a handful of our Record-Journal employees, to see how they would rank various kinds of candy canes. 

Choosing from an assortment of six flavors, our top picks ended up being traditional peppermint, butter rum, sour patch, and chocolate mint. 

 

Participating reporters and their rankings: 

1.Everett Bishop

Traditional peppermint: 8      WINNER

Chocolate Mint: 7

Black Cherry: 2

Honeycrisp Apple: 3

Sour Patch: 6

Butter Rum: 7

 

2.Jeniece Roman

Traditional peppermint: 6

Chocolate Mint: 4

Black Cherry: 2

Honeycrisp Apple: 6

Sour Patch: 8     WINNER

Butter Rum: 5

 

3.Lauren Sellew

Traditional peppermint: 5

Chocolate Mint: 9     WINNER

Black Cherry: 0

Honeycrisp Apple: 4

Sour Patch: 8      

Butter Rum: 3

 

4.Bailey Wright

Traditional peppermint: 7

Chocolate Mint: 7

Black Cherry: 3

Honeycrisp Apple: 4

Sour Patch: 6

Butter Rum: 9      WINNER

 

The candy canes used in this taste-test were purchased from Big Y Supermarket. 

bwright@record-journal.com
203-317-2316
Twitter: @baileyfaywright


 
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