Where do candy canes come from?

Every year around Christmas time, we see them. They're on trees, in bowls or more commonly, in the hands of youngsters. Candy canes, a popular treat worldwide, come in all sorts of flavors.

Traditionally peppermint, nowadays you can find just about any flavor of candy cane known to man. But, a couple of questions loom. Where do candy canes come from? Why are they in a cane shape?

Want the scoop on how the candy cane came to be? Check out our slideshow above for the full story.