While it is a holiday candy staple, what are the most popular candy cane flavors?
Can you guess the most popular candy cane flavors? Whether decorating the Christmas tree, a flavor enhancer to a holiday beverage, or just a way to keep kids quiet and happy, the candy cane is a holiday staple.
Over the years, the traditional peppermint candy cane isn’t the only flavor option on the shelf. From flavors based on popular food and snacks to innovative flavor options, that classic sweet treat has a variety of options.
According to Ferrera, the candy company sold enough candy canes in 2019 “to fill 1,300 semi-trucks to the brim.” While that visual might be overwhelming, it goes to show that the holiday season is not complete without at least one candy cane.
But, that statement begs the question. What are the most popular candy cane flavors?
According to Ferrera, here are their most popular candy cane flavors ranked.
BRACH’s Red & White Peppermint
It seems that the classic peppermint flavor is still the most popular. Made with real peppermint oil, the flavor is refreshing. Representing almost 24 percent of total sales, the classic peppermint candy cane still reigns supreme.
SweeTARTS Candy Canes and BRACH’s Peppermint Mini Candy Canes
Tied for the second most popular option are SweeTARTS Candy Canes and BRACH’s Peppermint Mini Candy Cane. The mini candy canes are perfect for baking and decorating. It can be hard to resis anything tiny.
The SweeTARTS candy canes bring that classic flavor to a different shape. Whether it is the vibrant color or the flavor, these candy canes have become a new favorite.
BRACH’s Cherry Rainbow Candy Canes
Although cherry is a tasty flavor, many people are drawn to the bright red, blue, green and yellow colors in this candy cane. Whether hanging from a Christmas tree or attached to a special gift, these candy canes always bring smiles.
SweeTARTs Mini Candy Canes
Available in three fun flavors, Blue Punch, Green Apple and Cherry, these mini candy canes offer a lot of versatility. From an extra treat at the bottom of a Christmas stocking to a flavor addition to some other desserts, there is always room for some SweeTARTs mini candy canes.
BRACH’s Green Apple Candy Canes and BRACH’s Bob’s Peppermint Red & Green Candy Canes
In an unusual finding, it seems that the BRACH’s Green Apple Candy Canes have a place on the treat table. While apple isn’t a traditional holiday flavor, the sweet yet slightly tart apple candy has a loyal following.
The BRACH’s Bob’s Peppermint Red & Green Candy Canes seem to be a hit because of the color. Why put a bow on a present when you can put a candy cane.
Do you agree with these most popular candy cane flavors? How many candy canes do you eat each holiday season?