#67 Victorian Snow Candy Canes or how candy canes did not start with red stripes.

  • Published on Dec 1, 2017
  • You can get these candy canes at www.pd.net in season.
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    Every year for Christmas we make these thick and large hand made candy canes at Lofty Pursuits. This time we've made some white ones that hearken back to the original candy cane of the Victorian period that was also white. We've added a twist. These peppermint candy canes also have no food coloring (for anyone who is allergic to that) and is made with no corn syrup (We use a Tapioca Syrup instead). A classic tradition that now more people can enjoy this Holiday Cheer. These were made of course on our Victorian candy equipment.
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  • Holly McDonough
    Holly McDonough 13 days ago +6

    This guy. He would make an A+ Dungeon Master.

  • Stun
    Stun 16 days ago

    Is that background song puttin it on the ritz

  • SugaKookie 65
    SugaKookie 65 18 days ago +1

    I love candy and retro diners and shops. I really want to visit some day!

  • nikibowe
    nikibowe 19 days ago

    these look beautiful,

  • John Morris
    John Morris 22 days ago

    Im in Florida...i wanna try sum candy

  • saverio sassetti
    saverio sassetti 28 days ago

    you should take some more inspiration from jewel makers and put some gold leaf between the clear stripes and the white core.
    it would not be solid gold once you stretch it but it should either get glitter like or marble like veins behind the stripes. t'would be cool

  • Sideshow Kaz
    Sideshow Kaz Month ago

    What about diabetics? Anything for them?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Month ago

      We currently have two varieties of sugar-free hard candy.

  • musiquefrique
    musiquefrique Month ago

    I’m so addicted to this channelZzz the voiceover guy is amazing 💕💕💕

  • S J
    S J Month ago +10

    I have red dye allergies...bad ones! Maybe this year!?!

    • Rayette
      Rayette 24 days ago +1

      So cool red dye gives me migraines, and I love candy canes.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  Month ago +9

      We will make these again this year.

  • Yo Baby Guuurrrlll
    Yo Baby Guuurrrlll Month ago +1

    I always wonder how hot the sugar is when you’re working with it, like for instance when it’s on the candy puller. It’s just interesting to me, because we as people always associate heat with liquid, which makes sense because increase in temperature of a substance usually results in it melting.
    I just wonder, would my hand end up with a burn if I touched the sugar in that state? like I assume it would, but at the same time, I still have to wonder.

  • Dylan Miller
    Dylan Miller Month ago

    Very thoughtful please continue to be yourself Greg! Life is short please continue being humble!

  • Topazskull
    Topazskull Month ago

    Oooo those look awesome!

  • Vulgarr the Viking
    Vulgarr the Viking Month ago

    Hoping you make these again this December. I'm ordering some.

  • Sandra Sweeney
    Sandra Sweeney 2 months ago +41

    Have you ever made snowflake image candies? I imagine them being white snowflakes surrounded by clear crystal, with a delicate frame of turquoise blue.

  • Georgia L
    Georgia L 2 months ago


    ESKITET ESKITET 2 months ago +1

    Man is the real life willy wonka

  • Jessica Dale
    Jessica Dale 7 months ago

    Very interesting! I wonder whether pulling the candy to trap in air and make it white changes the consistency of the sugar, maybe making it stiffer? Does this make it harder to work with on the table especially combining with sugar that hasn't been pulled like in these candy canes? I think the craftsmanship that goes into your candy is amazing!

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    جلجل جلال 9 months ago

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  • Mokko
    Mokko 9 months ago

    Watching these videos are both relaxing and inspiring. I've been looking at drop rollers and the possibility of classes on and off since first discovering these videos.

  • Sir Random
    Sir Random 10 months ago

    Ok...why do I feel I’m watching oompa loopas make candy? This channel is just pure awesome :3

  • Noodle and soup
    Noodle and soup 10 months ago +8

    3:50 is the candy blue and black or gold and white? Thumbs up if you get the joke 😁

    • saverio sassetti
      saverio sassetti 28 days ago +1

      I'd be more surprised if someone didn't get it.
      the bloody thing was on television ffs

  • Skeeter Ton
    Skeeter Ton 10 months ago

    Whats the problem bwith black candy huh

  • RaupiTV
    RaupiTV 10 months ago

    I have a question. What gloves are you using, so that they didn't stick ti the candy?

  • Kye Talks
    Kye Talks 10 months ago +3

    As someone with a mint allergy I just find it kinda funny that your video about making allergy friendly candy has the one candy related thing I'm allergic to! It's fine though, luckily it's just one flavouring, so it's not hard for me to find other candies :)
    (Plus alternate flavoured candy canes are getting more and more popular, so there's that too!)

  • Faust
    Faust 11 months ago

    Well, didn't expect that when I clicked this.

  • Joey Crain
    Joey Crain 11 months ago

    This looks *soo* good!

  • Beka Mills
    Beka Mills 11 months ago

    Oh my god I have a corn allergy and this makes me so happy. I haven’t had a candy cane in over 5 years but I can have them again! If you made more corn free candy I would fork over an unreasonable amount of money

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +1

      +Beka Mills That is in the plans. We are still developing the supply path to get the tapioca syrup to us cost effectivly.

  • tony bony
    tony bony 11 months ago

    Hey your videos mean the world to me thank you so much for making them!

  • Louisiana Girl
    Louisiana Girl 11 months ago

    We'll be traveling through Tallahassee in the next couple of days! Plan on stopping and hoping to see you making candy😁

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +1

      +Louisiana Girl we should be making candy everyday until Sunday. I do not think we will be making candy on Monday.

  • Catholic Gaming
    Catholic Gaming 11 months ago +1

    Hercules Candy gave you a shoutout today on this video... tvclip.biz/video/Gu_tKwnipXI/video.html

  • Taluvian
    Taluvian 11 months ago

    I thought the issue with corn syrup was high fructose corn syrup. Some people have intolerance to fructose.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago

      +Taluvian Corn allergies seem more common than you might think. Never heard of a sugar allergy, but anything is possible.

  • technopoptart
    technopoptart 11 months ago

    do you make soft versions or only hard? i could totally eat these candycanes without getting sick and it's super exciting!

  • Isabella Lozano
    Isabella Lozano 11 months ago

    You should make a husky dog candy

  • FSU_V_Pad
    FSU_V_Pad 11 months ago

    Greg and Jessica...thanks for the hands on demonstration and good times yesterday! See you guys soon!

  • Ht Sapphire
    Ht Sapphire 11 months ago

    Cool I'm allergic to mint so not much I can do for candy canes let alone toothpaste lol

  • beckly321
    beckly321 11 months ago

    Those are lovely!

  • aimee1177
    aimee1177 11 months ago

    Very pretty.

  • April Richards
    April Richards 11 months ago

    I'm allergic to Banana, Mango and Kiwi and also Cashews. Is there a way to know if a candy is safe for me to eat?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago

      +April Richards Everything is made on shared equipment. As I am not an allergist, I can't advise you.
      We don't directly add any of those flavors to anything but our banana and tutti frutti flavors.

  • zinmaw nantin
    zinmaw nantin 11 months ago


  • Lucy Holmes
    Lucy Holmes 11 months ago

    Heavenly video 💕

  • Grammy Vulture
    Grammy Vulture 11 months ago


  • Katie Morton
    Katie Morton 11 months ago

    Are there any nut oils in your candies? I know on your website some candies list almond oil. My little brother loves hard candies but has severe nit allergies so he can’t have anything with nut oils.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago

      +Katie Morton Yes, the equipment is shared. Im not sn allergist, so I can't tell you if this is an issue.

  • Tanya Sullivan
    Tanya Sullivan 11 months ago

    It's nice but 14$ for 6 small canes.. It's a bit expensive even though they are hand made.

    • Il Al
      Il Al 11 months ago

      Tanya Sullivan it's the same with any artisan items: machines make far cheaper versions possible. These aren't meant to compete with normal industrial candy canes.

  • Joel Hudson
    Joel Hudson 11 months ago +1

    Alas, not Everyone can enjoy Candy, I am diabetic, and without medical support. So I ?Must abstain from the seasonal enjoyment. It's jus too bad you can't make candy canes with a low or no sugar, or starch ( both raise blood sugar levels)

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +2

      +Joel Hudson We hope to have sugar free candy canes up sometime next week

  • Maddy Barnett
    Maddy Barnett 11 months ago

    Your voice is like a white Morgan freeman. It’s very relaxing.

  • TheSeventeenBall
    TheSeventeenBall 11 months ago

    2:00 my god, that white sugar looks so good, yet I know that since it's still flexible it's probably molten hot (yet it's peppermint) what would that feel like while you're eating it, cold and hot? No just your mouth burning.

  • BrentoDoesBeauty
    BrentoDoesBeauty 11 months ago


  • Justin Robinson
    Justin Robinson 11 months ago

    Man I love your voice

  • Rupert Harrison
    Rupert Harrison 11 months ago

    I have never heard of corn allergies before.

    • Miranda Tyler
      Miranda Tyler 11 months ago

      My son was just diagnosed with corn allergies. I'd never heard of it either, until his allergist told us the symptoms, and my son ticked every one of them off short of anaphylaxis. In the last week, I've learned there are over 175 FOOD applications to corn, even more commercial (like plastic wraps, gasoline, etc). And we have to avoid them all. It's in EVERYTHING.

  • Nicole Powers
    Nicole Powers 11 months ago

    You need to come up with a diabetic friendly candy.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +2

      +Nicole Powers We hope to have some sugar free candy canes in a week or two.

  • L Lawliet
    L Lawliet 11 months ago

    Unfortunately most enamel pins you get now won't be real cloisonné because they use cold enamel which is made using a type of resin instead of glass. You can tell the difference between real enamel and cold enamel by the metal used copper silver and gold are all used for real enamel, and although different metals can be used they aren't that common because you need a different type of enamel than what is available

    • L Lawliet
      L Lawliet 11 months ago

      I see I've only heard of cloisonné used in terms of using glass enamel, but it creates really beautiful effects!

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +1

      +L Lawliet cloisonne means compartmentalized. It refers to the filled walks of metal, no other what fills them. The early examples use cut glass and gemstones without heating. They are all cloisonne.

  • Chubby Bunz
    Chubby Bunz 11 months ago

    I would love to eat a fresh warm chewing candy cane

  • Sunny Wu
    Sunny Wu 11 months ago

    but you're making it on the same equipment as the dye batches snd the corn syrup batches right? wouldn't there still be traces?

    • Il Al
      Il Al 11 months ago

      Sunny Wu which is why you shouldn't have any if you have strong allergies. It's ok if you only have mild allergies. Google for information about red food dye allergy, it's pretty interesting.

  • Dance 101
    Dance 101 11 months ago

    I can't hve high fructose corn syrup and these are awsome but I live in new york not in Florida

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +1

      +Dance 101 and we ship world wide

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +1

      +Dance 101 none of our candies have high fructose corn syrup. We use light corn syrup.

  • Tommy Ohlrich
    Tommy Ohlrich 11 months ago

    People actually LIKE candy canes? I thought holiday candies like Valentine's Day hearts and candy corn were just things people threw away because they sucked lol

  • Leigh Hartman
    Leigh Hartman 11 months ago

    Turducken for the win!

  • Everhirst Seyt
    Everhirst Seyt 11 months ago

    The cameraman /angles are very good.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago

      +Everhirst Seyt Most of the videos are made by me. Just me, doing all the videography, the candy making, the narration, the editing. I also got a 2nd camera recently, this is the first video I've used two cameras on. Still learning.

    • Everhirst Seyt
      Everhirst Seyt 11 months ago

      Amazing. I didn't know you set up the tripods yourself. I thought you have a staff member manning the camera.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago

      +Everhirst Seyt Thank you. With the second candy maker I can move the cameras around a little better and moving to places I normally can't get to.

  • Chyanne Cook
    Chyanne Cook 11 months ago

    I tried going to your sight and it said it may be infected with mallwhare that is harmfull and can infect my phone. I just wanted to let you know just incase it actualy had to do with your sight but it also could be my phone being overly cautiose lol. I realy love your videos and was inspired to maybe become a cany maket:) 🎅🎄🍭🍬

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +1

      +Chyanne Cook I think you may have ended the domain in .com instead of .net

  • Fox Tell
    Fox Tell 11 months ago

    I love all of the videos you make. Everyday I watch one I learn so much, more then listen to one of my teacher talk about football. Keep up the good work.

  • Idek K
    Idek K 11 months ago

    I A M G R E G

  • inconvenient_dragon
    inconvenient_dragon 11 months ago

    they look so nice, i love that you made candy for people with allergies!! they look amazing (i'd get some but i've got a mint allergy)

  • killer88942
    killer88942 11 months ago

    I was eating a one and i saw a thing and a now knew what it was

  • Reinis Martinsons
    Reinis Martinsons 11 months ago

    Just a tip: You can use powdered beets as red dye

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +1

      +Lofty Pursuits Let's try that without speech to text. Most natural food colors turn brown at the heat we work at.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago

      +PusdienlaikaŠovs it Cooks at these temps of a brown.

  • Mistay Bligh
    Mistay Bligh 11 months ago

    Oh my. You are alive!

  • Robin Tynan
    Robin Tynan 11 months ago

    I play a LARP game run by a group called Profound Decisions. Most people refer to them simply as PD. Your web address always makes me do a double take. I would love it if there was some way to mash the two of you together!

  • Caden Brown
    Caden Brown 11 months ago

    You should make these but instead of peppermint it should be pineapple flavored

    • Caden Brown
      Caden Brown 11 months ago

      Yes a very light yellow coloring adding added to the amber would work

    • Il Al
      Il Al 11 months ago

      Caden Brown ....okay, that actually sounds like it would work... And be delicious. Though I still think it should be a more yellow tone of amber for the pineapple flavour.

    • Caden Brown
      Caden Brown 11 months ago +1

      Oh Did I just say pineapple? I meant pineapple and coconut. Personally I think the colors work.

    • Il Al
      Il Al 11 months ago

      Caden Brown but pineapple is yellow. Peppermint works much better like this.

  • Kim Josephine Stoll
    Kim Josephine Stoll 11 months ago

    the only thing im wondering is WHY PEPPERMINT FLAVOUR?!
    Peppermint in sweets is flipping disgusting😷

    • Il Al
      Il Al 11 months ago

      Kim Josephine Stoll because unfortunately it is both traditional, and a lot of us annoying bastards actually love mint flavour in candy :D Fortunately candy canes can be bought in many different flavours at plenty of places.

  • Robert Shockley
    Robert Shockley 11 months ago


  • patty ferreira
    patty ferreira 11 months ago +1

    Such a soothing voice...

  • Darci Clark
    Darci Clark 11 months ago

    Aw Jessica you are so beautiful! I want your glasses, they are so my style.

  • Spirit Cudaback
    Spirit Cudaback 11 months ago

    When are unicorn droppings coming into the online store?

  • liz5100
    liz5100 11 months ago +2

    Is Jessica new? I don't I've seen her in other videos. I would love to see more of the other people who work in the shop, Jessica is also super cute!

  • Emmy Easter
    Emmy Easter 11 months ago +1


  • icychill105
    icychill105 11 months ago

    this would be great for my old boss, he is alergic to peppermint so we always gave him things painted like candy canes since he cant eat them

  • Matthew Boles
    Matthew Boles 11 months ago

    Simply incredible. Another fantastic job.

    • Matthew Boles
      Matthew Boles 11 months ago

      Lofty Pursuits As soon as we get them in, I will let you know. 😃

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago

      +Matthew Boles :) I'll trade you for Rory story cubes ... Oh the Dr who one is from a licencee.

    • Matthew Boles
      Matthew Boles 11 months ago

      Lofty Pursuits I am on the website now deciding what candy to get for the holiday.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago

      +Matthew Boles You know, you are then only TVclip commenter i call on a regular basis. :)

  • Adrienne Davis
    Adrienne Davis 11 months ago

    I love this!! I'm allergic to food coloring. You should try to make candy with natural dyes to see what happens

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago

      +Adrienne Davis sometime. Many of the natural dyes don't like the high temp of candy making. Many turn brown.

  • Tristan Frodelius
    Tristan Frodelius 11 months ago

    Any chance of making a batch of thin candy canes, too? Or would that be too modern a candy cane? The thick ones are a bit unwieldy.

    • Tristan Frodelius
      Tristan Frodelius 11 months ago

      Ah, that's good to know.

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +1

      +Tristan Frodelius hard to keep from breaking as we don't use any fillers. Also most of the cost is labor. You would get less of a candy came for about the same price.

  • Cupdup
    Cupdup 11 months ago

    rad :)

  • inkathebadger
    inkathebadger 11 months ago

    whats the book?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago

      +inkathebadger I Instagram the cover page a few weeks ago.

  • NobodyWhatsoever
    NobodyWhatsoever 11 months ago

    Those are lovely!

  • Nootau
    Nootau 11 months ago

    Loved the video! Quick question, though. In your other videos we see you rolling the cut candy while it hardens to prevent flattening on one side. Do you do the same for the candy canes?

  • Maria Kotter
    Maria Kotter 11 months ago

    Why are they called, "snow" candy canes? Is it just because of the color, or were they ever, say, cooled with snow or something?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +1

      +Maria Kotter just a cool name to signify that they're white and that it's Christmas time. Since we're in Florida is the closest we come to snow.

  • Jensen
    Jensen 11 months ago

    Did you forget to put mint flavor in the batch, or did you just not show it?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +1

      +Jensen Kate did it before I poured the sugar.

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  • mashalena
    mashalena 11 months ago +5

    Thank you for the information! We are doing Victorian theme Christmas this year so I'm really to learn that candy cane were white!

  • PaHenry
    PaHenry 11 months ago

    When you set them out to cool, you leave a gap between them. Would they stick together if they touched while still warm, or is it just easier to put them down quickly like that?

  • RedOne
    RedOne 11 months ago

    Hi Greg, I see you don't roll the canes like with other candies, to keep then round. Why is that?

    • Kiwi Bird
      Kiwi Bird Month ago

      I know this is an old comment and so many similar ones like this, did they not see the Victorian rolling machine

  • Chanty 'LLi
    Chanty 'LLi 11 months ago

    Hello, its a pleasure to see a new video about your candy. Thanks.

  • Kim Metz
    Kim Metz 11 months ago

    I always wonder how they clean the pots when they're done! I'd imagine no matter the temperature of water the candy would almost instantly harden! Hmmm...

    • Kim Metz
      Kim Metz 11 months ago

      InnocentGuillotine thanks for the info!

    • InnocentGuillotine
      InnocentGuillotine 11 months ago +1

      Kim Metz Uncaramelized sugar is fairly easy to clean once cooled, since it dissolves into hot water readily.
      I don’t know about caramel, though, since I’ve never made any. I’d imagine it’s a bit more difficult due to the chemical changes at that point, if only by a little.

  • Bauhauskiddo
    Bauhauskiddo 11 months ago

    I’m so glad to see another video of yours! It’s so interesting to learn these historical tidbits :) the amber and white looks lovely together, so delicate! Is Jessica new at the store or is it just that she hasn’t been in any videos before?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +1

      +Bauhauskiddo a new Apprentice. New since the last video.

  • Entraya Crosshill
    Entraya Crosshill 11 months ago

    does someone know how to spell the name of that jewel technique? it's a little late for me to be thinking much about anything but i'd like to get it tomorrow

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago

      +Entraya Crosshill en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloisonn%C3%A9

  • Jeff Griffin
    Jeff Griffin 11 months ago

    Awesome video once again. Makes me want to get into candy making lol

  • Samantha Jacobs
    Samantha Jacobs 11 months ago

    Man I want some candy canes now

  • 2sudonim
    2sudonim 11 months ago

    Do you use vegan sugar? (Is your sugar bleached with bone meal?)

    • 2sudonim
      2sudonim 11 months ago

      You have to use bleached sugar for the candy making?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +2

      2sudonim not if I want the candy to work out.

    • 2sudonim
      2sudonim 11 months ago

      If you use cane sugar, it probably is. If you use beet sugar, it probably isn't. You're in Florida, so you're probably using cane sugar. Have you ever considered using turbinado sugar?

    • Lofty Pursuits
      Lofty Pursuits  11 months ago +2

      +2sudonim Probably not.

  • Helen Hartley
    Helen Hartley 11 months ago +9

    Ordered these snow candy canes and a few other candies a bit ago and Im so excited to get them! Commented on my order that I'd love to see a video on the snow candy canes and it's as good as I thought it'd be.

  • OneTired Grandma
    OneTired Grandma 11 months ago

    Love watching your viedoes of candy making. I love doing creative things with my hands. Would love to be working in your shop and making the candies. No worry - I would not be eating up the profits since I have to watch the carbs. But they all look so yummy. Good thing you don't gain weight by looking.

  • layman75
    layman75 11 months ago

    I can't wait to get our candy canes!! Yum!

  • Lost Control
    Lost Control 11 months ago

    Love to watch these vids!

  • punkgeon
    punkgeon 11 months ago +24

    Oh man.. If I ever visit the US and Florida, I'll definitely stop by and buy your store empty lol