Ribbon candy always brings fond memories of my childhood Christmases!
Along with a few other old-timey candies, my family always included ribbon candy in the holiday candy dish. It's not the easiest candy to eat without shattering the "ribbon", but it's so colorful and differently-shaped from any other type of holiday candy. According to a history of ribbon candy at eHow.com, the striped pleated confection has been around since 1856 and was invented by the F. B. Washburn candy company in Massachusetts. The Sevigny brand of ribbon candy pictured above is now owned by F. B. Washburn too.
I always wondered how it was made, so I did a little looking around on this new-fangled computer internet to see what I could see.
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Here's how Hilliard's House of Candy makes theses lovely treats...
And here, the ribbon candy is made entirely by hand...
What holiday candy stirs your childhood memories?