#47 Making hand made candy canes and a little history about Candy Canes

  • Published on Dec 24, 2016
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    Hey folks, I rushed on this one, Did not get all the history in I wanted to. Sorry about that. I'll get it in for a video next year.
    We make peppermint candy canes just in time for Christmas 2016. Public Displays of Confections in Tallahassee, Florida produces hand made hard candy using Victorian techniques. Every Christmas we hand make about 10,000 candy canes for the season.
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Comments • 362

  • CFS Gaming
    CFS Gaming Day ago

    i really really love this Candy,

  • Riley Schenk
    Riley Schenk 25 days ago

    How do'es stetching the candy turn it white?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  25 days ago

      I explains it better in a lot of the other videos.

  • Ricardo Escobedo Bojórquez

    What's the name of the song playing while streching the candy yo make it white?

  • lola khasanova
    lola khasanova 28 days ago

    This guy makes some great videos

  • william ritter bush

    do your arms get sore

  • Undead Ladybug
    Undead Ladybug Month ago

    I just started watching this channel a few days ago, and I'm already planning to order a custom bag for my mom for Mother's Day, her favorite flavors combined with one of her favorite things in the world: the ocean.

  • Colin Reichard
    Colin Reichard Month ago

    When I was young around 1990, my family used to use candy canes like straws for lemon juice from a softened lemon. The acid would soften up openings in the cane making channels. This only worked for a few years before the manufactured canes would no longer give way to the juice. Could you perhaps provide some insight as to what changed?

    • Colin Reichard
      Colin Reichard Month ago

      Lofty Pursuits Haha, it’s better than it sounds. Thanks for the info! :)

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Month ago

      I've never tried using one of my candy canes in the straw. I probably don't pull it enough. I'm not sure it wouldn't work better if it was thinner. I'm also very sure I don't want to drink peppermint flavored lemonade.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Month ago

      The manufactured candy canes now we're hardly pulled it all. They rely on white food coloring. This is why I was taste better. And why you can't use them as a straw.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Month ago

      if the inside candy is pulled hard enough and long enough it becomes a honeycomb. No not a honeycomb a connected passage of air bubbles.

  • Cosmic Joker
    Cosmic Joker 2 months ago

    It reminds me of the Blob movie from the 50's

  • Gabriella de Winther
    Gabriella de Winther 2 months ago

    I just love your voice it's so good it really takes you in the video !

  • human doge
    human doge 3 months ago

    At 10:44 that man in the left looks like someone I know...

  • Created by Padhopper
    Created by Padhopper 3 months ago

    Nice to see so many customers reach OVER the sneeze guard. 😠

  • Kate Noswatudidthere
    Kate Noswatudidthere 4 months ago

    3:31 the music
    Woman:(sings faster than a rapper but with alot more calm rythm and ease)

  • Juan Sanchez
    Juan Sanchez 4 months ago

    Why doesn’t the liquid candy seep under the metal bars?

    • Juan Sanchez
      Juan Sanchez 4 months ago


    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  4 months ago +1

      Viscosity of the sugar is proportional to temperature. The bars have a huge thermal mass and cool the outer layer of the Sugar, a very thin layer, very quickly and the solution quickly becomes too thick to flow through the small gaps. Mind you sometimes the bars are not perfectly aligned and some oozes out.

  • Cab Giraud
    Cab Giraud 4 months ago

    Came for the candy stayed for the jazz

  • TraviTrail
    TraviTrail 5 months ago +3

    Now I want a candy cane real bad😂

  • David Walter
    David Walter 5 months ago

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  • MaybeSo MaybeNot
    MaybeSo MaybeNot 6 months ago

    APPARENTLY... Watching someone make candy ISN'T a an acceptable excuse to be late for work. :/

  • SmegmaBukaki69
    SmegmaBukaki69 6 months ago

    What version of ‘I want you to be my baby’ is this? All the suggestions in the comments are wrong 😢

    • SmegmaBukaki69
      SmegmaBukaki69 6 months ago

      Thanks! Who was it thought? It must have been a pretty great concert

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  6 months ago +1

      It was a live recording. It's not out there.

  • Spongejoe Chairpants
    Spongejoe Chairpants 6 months ago +1

    Pulling that stuff on that hook gives me carpal tunnel just watching it

  • Melissa Castro
    Melissa Castro 6 months ago +1

    It bothers me that he left that piece of candy on the hook

  • Daniel Mathieson
    Daniel Mathieson 6 months ago +1

    Sweet and sour, I love to see the whole log being turned into the candy with little waste* but on the flip side I hate candy canes. *Yes I know no candy goes to waste and is sold

  • masters2150
    masters2150 6 months ago

    Damnit why is their shipping so expensive to Canada?!

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  6 months ago

      It's because the minimum shipping weight is i think a kg. It costs almost the same to ship 8-10 bags of candy as it does one.

  • Celestine Dunn
    Celestine Dunn 6 months ago +2

    I appreciate you showing how to make the candy canes 😋 & love your waste not attitude. I love the history lesson too!

  • Raafee Khan
    Raafee Khan 7 months ago

    Oh man would that roller machine have made that much faster. I see why you got it lol

  • ShadowKick32
    ShadowKick32 7 months ago

    A lenghthy process

  • Absolute Heretic
    Absolute Heretic 9 months ago

    I could smell this video and I love it

  • tinker juinio
    tinker juinio 9 months ago

    When I watch these I always get a little bit of education

  • David Caruso
    David Caruso 9 months ago

    Song was a bit much

  • Pasta
    Pasta 9 months ago

    The music makes me feel like i'm playing fallout.

  • R AND M
    R AND M 10 months ago

    Dumb music

  • Nooruddin Jiva
    Nooruddin Jiva 10 months ago

    I know soft pepper mint how to make

  • Lucas Sturzenbecher
    Lucas Sturzenbecher 11 months ago

    Cool Video! :D
    Always learn a lot of cool stuff from you guys!

  • ツDambwithaB
    ツDambwithaB Year ago

    your cooling table is watercooled. I thought it was just a cold metal table

  • Bella Katherman
    Bella Katherman Year ago

    his voice is soooo soothing....

  • Dook
    Dook Year ago

    I love the Jazz Trumpet :DDD

  • Laura Arnette
    Laura Arnette Year ago +16

    The guy spinning the candy on the hook to make it white must have some muscles on him that looked like a bit of a workout.

  • JazzBabe 1982
    JazzBabe 1982 Year ago

    BuzzFeed stole this video! They are using it on their German Tasty FB page, called EinfachTasty. FYI. BuzzFeed are notorious for theft.

  • Cody S.
    Cody S. Year ago +3

    Lay some skin on me, Scat Cat.

  • kate lancaster
    kate lancaster Year ago

    Why are your candy canes so thick, aren't candy canes usually thinner?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago

      +kate lancaster You can't make thick ones with machines. Before machine made candy they were all like this.

  • Luna Vision
    Luna Vision Year ago

    Good video, irritating music

  • Christy Golding
    Christy Golding Year ago

    Your videos get me in the Christmas spirit like nothing else. ^~^

  • Lisa Hall
    Lisa Hall Year ago

    Love the music to this video!!

  • Je suis une algue

    I like your work !

  • mephista55
    mephista55 Year ago


  • kaylashalaylaaaaa

    Can you explain why taffy is soft and stretchy and melt in your mouth-y?? If it's the same recipe as hard candy, I'm confused as to why it doesn't harden. And what is salt water taffy, and why it is so special?

    • Lieutenant Dan
      Lieutenant Dan Year ago

      They usually boil away less water and put more air into it

  • Mr. DiZzY
    Mr. DiZzY Year ago

    This girl is better than emenem

  • platypus plat
    platypus plat Year ago +3


  • 8bitpineapple
    8bitpineapple Year ago +1

    Came here for the candy... instead spent 1 hour 30 minutes learning the lyrics to that song...
    Swingin' Soundie - "I Want You To Be My Baby" Lyrics:
    I, I want, I want you
    I want you to
    I want you to be
    I want you to be my baby
    Will, will you, will you please
    Will you please tell
    Will you please tell me
    That you're going to be my baby
    Listen to your mama
    And you never will regret it
    'Cause if anybody wonders
    You can tell them that I said it
    The only thing I know is
    That I never can forget you
    I've been longing for you, baby
    Ever since the day I met you
    I got you where I want you
    Yea I'm never gonna let you
    Get away from me
    Do what I tell you
    I'm the girl for you so
    You'd better start to face it
    If you ever lose my love
    You know you never can replace it
    I think it's time for you to
    Start to give me some loving
    'Cause I'm carrying a torch for you
    That's hotter than an oven
    It's time for you to give me
    A little turtle-dovin', baby
    Hold me tight and do
    What I tell you
    I, I want, I want you
    I want you to
    I want you to be
    I want you to be my baby
    Will, will you, will you please
    Will you please tell
    Will you please tell me
    That you're going to be my baby
    Listen to your mama
    And you never will regret it
    'Cause if anybody wonders
    You can tell them that I said it
    The only thing I know is
    That I never can forget you
    I've been longing for you, baby
    Ever since the day I met you
    I got you where I want you
    Yea I'm never gonna let you
    Get away from me
    Do what I tell you
    I'm the girl for you and so
    You'd better start to face it
    If you ever lose my love
    You know you never can replace it

    I think it's time for you to
    Start to give me some loving
    'Cause I'm carrying a torch for you
    That's hotter than an oven
    It's time for you to give me
    A little turtle-dovin', baby
    Hold me tight and do
    What I tell you
    I, I want, I want you
    I want you to
    I want you to be
    Want you to be my baby

  • living Octopus
    living Octopus Year ago

    your videos really help me relax when im raging over math homework, keep up the good work!

  • Roddy
    Roddy Year ago +1

    Do the plastic spoons not melt?

  • Jody Reeder
    Jody Reeder Year ago

    Talk about a long proccess.

  • DarkWestern
    DarkWestern Year ago +1

    Holy crap, does anyone just randomly smell mint while watching this? Is this some psychological effect, or is someone brushing their teeth near me somehow?

  • Shaw Hennessey
    Shaw Hennessey Year ago

    I like listening to your videos in the background while I study. You've a wonderful voice and an exquisite taste in music.

  • William Dunbar
    William Dunbar Year ago

    can someone make a playlist of the music please

  • Giuliano Denardi
    Giuliano Denardi Year ago

    Swingin' Soundie - "I Want You To Be My Baby" (Cassidy Janson)

  • Gillian Avant
    Gillian Avant Year ago +1

    I don't know why this guy doesn't get more subscribers or more credit. He puts time and effort into making his candy and filming it, plus he looks into the history of candy as well.
    He must spend so much time into this, and he sounds so nice. He definitely needs more recognition.

  • Travis Jonker
    Travis Jonker Year ago +1

    When you explain all of your equipment, why don't you treat it more like the black curunt video and say something like: many of you know, but...

  • Toxic Golem
    Toxic Golem Year ago +1


  • darkreaver2004
    darkreaver2004 Year ago

    I need the name of the coversong of "i want you to be my baby" :D

  • Coffee & Sadness
    Coffee & Sadness Year ago +1

    Really though, how tempting does it look just biting into the candy when it's hardened on the cooling table, or when it's going through the candy pulling machine?!?

  • Alexander Whiteman

    What's your favorite candy in the shop?

  • hunter hillebrand

    I love how nice these comments are. i was going to go through and read some off. like some of the ones i enjoyed. soon noticed i liked nearly everyone that I saw hahaha

  • shadowslayer552
    shadowslayer552 Year ago

    3:50 Rap God

  • MindBlownProductions

    That's cool I live a town away from Hartford

  • Mandy7399
    Mandy7399 Year ago

    What are the small spoons made of that you use to mix in the coloring? At first I thought they were standard plastic spoons, but then thought that those would melt. Thanks!

  • GooseDoes Things
    GooseDoes Things Year ago +1

    Will you be adding more stuff to the website? Because I live far from where you are and... yeah... so... will you be adding more stuff???

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  • OldAccount PendingDelete

    i wish i could move to florida just so i could work there lol. i live in australia .... its so hot here you wouldnt even need a vat to heat the sugar lol

  • Kimberly Hornikel

    My son just introduced me to your channel to show me the candy he bought for my husband for his birthday the (tardis candy) I have been binge watching most of the afternoon. I LOVE watching, but honestly I am not a jazz fan. Normally I would just mute it but if I do that I can't hear you. Can you at least lower the volume a little please.

    • Mariqueen
      Mariqueen 2 months ago

      It's not Jazz, I would have LOVED if there was actual jazz to these videos. Talk about soothing!

  • HannibalFan52
    HannibalFan52 Year ago

    One legend I heard for the relationship of candy canes with Christmas is that their form is a reminder that shepherds were the first to be told of Christ's birth, hence they are shaped like a shepherd's crook.

  • Rae subliminals
    Rae subliminals Year ago +1

    Whats the name of that song playing when he was pulling the candy??

  • BusterBros
    BusterBros Year ago

    Can you make a nike simbo

  • Beebo Beebo
    Beebo Beebo Year ago +1

    I only watch your videos because the art design, I'm not allowed to eat candy every other day and it's kind of satisfying

  • Sarah W.
    Sarah W. Year ago


  • Jessica Eaton
    Jessica Eaton Year ago

    is that a disposable plastic spoon you use to mix the color in? If so why doesn't it melt from the hot candy? I know its a random question but after watching a few I just had to ask

  • Myrkur
    Myrkur Year ago

    do you also make soft candy's like taffy?

  • Chester123569
    Chester123569 Year ago +4

    lofty pursuits should take 360 picture of the shop and post it on google map so that people that can't be at the shop can see what the shop mostly looks like

  • andrew powers
    andrew powers Year ago +52

    Eminem has competition

  • Finn Hafnmr
    Finn Hafnmr Year ago +1

    Those are thicc Candy canes?

  • Ezekiel Benavides

    wowo sams a qt

  • umakwa6
    umakwa6 Year ago

    I need these song names. I really love
    the sencond one.

  • MimiMadness94
    MimiMadness94 Year ago +1

    i love that i get a history lesson while watching this

  • Hatski
    Hatski Year ago

    Golly, I sure wish this video were in focus.

  • Noriel Sylvire
    Noriel Sylvire Year ago +1

    What's the genre of the music he uses for his videos?

  • Crispman 777
    Crispman 777 Year ago

    That's some smooth jazz right there.

  • lednerg
    lednerg Year ago

    You should try doing a batch of crystal candy canes, skipping the whitening step.

  • Iamarobotbanana4
    Iamarobotbanana4 Year ago +1

    I wish I could go to Tallahassee but it is a 1 hour and 199 dollar flight or 4 hour drive. I’ll have to look into your store.

  • Nick Canuso
    Nick Canuso Year ago

    Make image candy candy canes

  • hervvehh
    hervvehh Year ago

    whats the song

  • danman1012
    danman1012 Year ago

    You missed a big opportunity to show us the difference the recycled end makes inside the end cane and the beginning one, maybe next time!

  • emily littlewolf
    emily littlewolf Year ago

    3:34 The original "Rap God".

  • Rezerrex Fortner
    Rezerrex Fortner Year ago

    It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that swing

  • iharasu
    iharasu Year ago

    do you sell unicorn droppings on your website?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago

      +iharasu not at this point. They sell through at our store.

  • Narly_Blue
    Narly_Blue Year ago +1

    It's always so fascinating to see the amber candy change to white. never gets old 😍

  • Amino You Didn't
    Amino You Didn't Year ago


  • Riceboi
    Riceboi Year ago +1

    so happy you're a candymaker, so cool that people still have professions like this that make others happy n stuff :3 you got the striped apron and everything

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago

      +Deer-Sheep-Koifish actually I have three two with stripes and one without. Although the one without has gone AWOL. I like how the stripes look on video so I try to wear that one for the videos. I have one that is gray and white and one that is a gray green and white. I've been shopping around for a striped one that is permanent pressed.

    • Riceboi
      Riceboi Year ago

      Ooh, I was wondering why you always wore that one. It's hard for me to find stuff in my size, too. I'm really boney QwQ But I really love the stripes c:

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago

      +Deer-Sheep-Koifish It fits at all. That can be a challenge for me when I shop for aprons.

    • Riceboi
      Riceboi Year ago

      I love it. Fits your style of job >u

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago

      +Deer-Sheep-Koifish Well the apron was a gift from my mom.

  • AgentPedestrian
    AgentPedestrian Year ago +7

    oh no..i keep wondering how it would be to eat the stuff before it's cooled too much. chewy hard candy. hot.

  • Sonofabyss
    Sonofabyss Year ago

    You have great taste in music.

  • Brittany Polly
    Brittany Polly Year ago

    i lovethe slower videos! no need to speed up icould watchths all day

    • Brittany Polly
      Brittany Polly Year ago

      +Lofty Pursuits wonderful

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Year ago

      We switch it up from video to video. Sometimes we link from the description a longer form video with no dialog.

  • NotYourEverydayPoro
    NotYourEverydayPoro Year ago +1

    Sometimes I find myself watching these just for the soundtrack itself! The candy is also an awesome bonus