We all enjoy the crooked confections each Christmas, but few of us know how a candy cane is made. I certainly didn't. And I would never have guessed that it would involve pulling hot sugar on a meat hook until the candy makers' arms gave out.
That's what I learned when I visited Laughing Moon Chocolates in Stowe and got a crash course in candy cane making from owner Leigh Williams. Enjoy the video, but don't try this at home.