The first known reference to the candy cane in America is attributed to a man named August Imgard. In 1847, Imgard decorated his tree in Wooster, Ohio with candy canes. Prior to that, in 1670, the choirmaster at the Cologne Cathedral in Germany was known to have bent white sugar sticks to resemble a cane, and then handed them out to children. Sometime around 1900, the red and white striped candy canes appeared. No one is really sure who invented the stripes. It was around the same time that candy-makers added flavoring like peppermint and wintergreen to them. From that point on, a tradition had begun. In this video, watch how candy makers create these treats in a modern-day industrial setting.