The candy cane was created by candy maker from Indiana who wanted to tell the story of the greatest gift ever given., the savior of the world Jesus the Christ.
The candy must be hard to show the solid rock on which the church would be built and the firmness of the promises. ... It would have white stripes to smbolize the virgin birth and the sinless nature of the, Christ.
It's red stripes would tell of the scourging and the bleeding he endured. They would tell of the great price he paid for our sins.