Do-it-yourself kits replace fresh-made candy canes - Uncle Walt's Insider

Do-it-yourself kits replace fresh-made candy canes

Disneyland candy cane pulling. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.

Now a fresh, handmade Disney candy cane can be yours without the hassle!

ANAHEIM, CA — Ah, fresh-made candy canes at Disneyland! They are probably our second-favorite Disney Christmas treat! (A very, very distant second behind churros, but still.)

Although they are incredibly tasty, they are also incredibly popular, thanks in part to a Food Network special a few years ago that featured them. Now everyone wants one, and lines began forming in June of this year for people waiting to buy them.

Wait no more

Fortunately, Disney saw the ridiculous demand and found a way to profit by it meet the needs of their guests!

Folks will no longer need to queue hours, days or months in advance to get a wristband which allows them to buy a fresh-made candy cane — because they no longer make them in the parks! Instead, Disney is selling do-it-yourself candy-cane-making kits so you can make your own canes at home!

Each kit includes:

  • a 15-pound bag of sugar
  • peppermint extract
  • food coloring
  • super-easy instruction guide! (Melt sugar. Add extract and coloring. Cool and shape into candy cane.)
Recommended equipment

The kits themselves are only $350 each, which is a bargain considering that each kit makes 40 or more canes. (A Disney candy cane sells for $12.99 plus tax, so 40 of those would be… … more than that.)

Also included is a list of recommended gear for the perfect canes: a large copper kettle, candy hooks, a cooling table, and a humidity- and temperature-controlled workspace. Disney will soon begin offering a candy-cane making seminar for $200 per person. A small disclaimer notes that Disney is “not responsible if your candy cane is different or inferior to a Disney-made candy cane.”

Will you try your hand at candy cane-making? And save us some? Comment below!

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Cover photo: old-style Disneyland candy cane pulling. Photo by Loren Javier [CC BY-ND 2.0] via Flickr.