Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Candy Canes from Disneyland

Merry Christmas! Candy canes are a Christmas tradition and Disneyland makes some that are wonderful.
This picture shows the candy makers from the Candy Palace on Main St. in Disneyland, but they also make candy canes in Trolley Treats in California Adventure. On select days, you can line up in front of the store at or before park opening to get a wristband that allows you to purchase a candy cane that is made fresh that day. You can watch the candy makers create those huge peppermint candy canes in different batches during the day.
Here were the dates and locations for this year's candy canes. I've heard stories of people lining up early to get a wristband. The candy canes are coveted because it is rare to be able to buy one you can watch being made right in front of you and eat it on the same day. I think that's pretty awesome. 
Once you've received a wristband, the cast member lets you know what time your candy cane will be available for purchase. When you go to pick it up, they have it ready and wrapped in bubble wrap to make sure it makes it home in one piece. They cost $12.99. I know that's a little steep for a candy cane, but it is huge. It's about 13 inches long and more than enough to share. 
You can't get one like it anywhere else. The peppermint flavor is great. I would recommend trying it if you get the chance. Next year, I plan on going to watch the candy making process. I wasn't able to watch much of it this time, so I've got something to look forward to.