Candy Canes-Fruity or Minty


Aspen Bishop

The debate has existed as long as the fruit candy has existed. Which candy cane flavor is the best. Fruit Flavored or Mint Flavored?

Each Christmas when Candy Canes are given out, my friends and I always fight about which flavor is the best. While my friends are usually stoutly for the Fruit Flavored, I won’t eat a candy cane unless it’s mint. I absolutely despise the fruit flavored ones. I just think they’re gross.

The first mint candy canes dates back to the 19th century, perhaps even as far back as the 17th century and have reigned supreme since, although the fruit ones have popped up more recently and became quite as popular as well.

Although I absolutely despise the fruit flavored ones, many enjoy them and despise the mint. The main reasoning is that it tastes like toothpaste. What I want to know is what toothpaste they are using that tastes like Candy Canes?

Meagan says that mint are the best by far and she’s noticed an unfortunate change lately.

“I love mint, but it’s hard to find them. They are slowly being replaced by fruit ones and it’s disappointing”-Meagan Cheney

I cannot tell you how many times I have gone to a party and all they had were the fruit flavored ones. Honestly I think they taste like cough drops. But like I said before, the fruit fans think that the mint ones taste like toothpaste.

“I like mint because it’s normal to me.” Lindsey Madsen

Mint is such a classic flavor at Christmastime, why would you want to get rid of such a great, traditional flavor?

Others like the fruit ones. Mainly the rainbow cherry ones.

“I like the Jolly Rancher ones the best” -Lizzie Bodily

Something weird I’ve noticed is that I have never met anyone who was in the middle. It’s like black licorice, you either like it or you don’t. You either like mint or you like fruit. There isn’t an in between. Like, usually there is a gray area, but not with candy canes I guess.

What do you think? Are you a devout fan of the fruit? Or are you a stout believer of mint supremacy. Or are you someone who IS in the middle? The odd one out? Whatever you are, just know this, you don’t need to get into a heated argument like my friends and I have. It’s just a candy cane.