Are You Eating a Candy Cane the Right Way
Have you ever asked yourself Am I eating a candy cane the right way? Neither have I. I just assumed that everyone had the same idea when it came to which side to eat first. The National Confectioners Association (didn’t know that was a thing), needed to know the answer to which way is correct. They ran a poll to see what most people do and the results, I believe went as expected. The NCA’s methodology for the survey answers was an online survey of 1,500 people among different demos.
Let’s start with the lowest percentage of people. 17% said they break their candy canes up into pieces. Excuse me? They must mean that the candy cane is already broken before they unwrap it or the have a habit of dropping the candy cane. No well meaning human being actually breaks their candy cane into pieces, unless they’re sharing it. We already have a broken candy cane candy for the holidays. It’s peppermint bark.
2nd was the people that start with the hook, or curve. Again, why? Are these people breaking the curve off to eat it? If they’re not, then they’re just running the straight part of the candy cane along their cheek the whole time. People have some weird kinks in this world. The percentage of hook eaters was 28%.
The largest and probably correct group is the people that start with the long straight end. It seems the most logical place to start, by the time you get to the curve it’s easier. This percentage of people was 55%. An overwhelming majority of people start at the straight end. The real question that was not asked is how many people who start at the straight end form it into the sharpest point they can? The NCA needs to do a study on that. The people who like to live dangerously with their candy cane eating. One wrong move and that thing is ripping open the roof of your mouth or giving you an unwanted tongue ring. Prisons have probably banned candy canes because they could easily be made into a shiv.