In a world of mass produced everything, hand-made goods are becoming unicorns, but in the little town of Ontario, where they still put up various scenes of the life of Jesus in the heart of their downtown during Christmas, Logan’s Candies is like a beacon of glistening sugar.
Since 1933 Logan’s Candies has become borderline famous for their hand-made candy canes, that they make each year, and watching them be made has become a tradition for locals and those in the surrounding areas.
I first head of Logan’s from Charles Phoenix, and eagerly awaited the Christmas season to go out and witness the art that is candy cane making (even though I had already seen it done at Disneyland, I still love watching it), I also wore an appropriately themed outfit.
Watching candy canes getting made is bit like watching magic, you witness an amber colored lump get transformed into a Christmas icon through kneading, pulling, and twisting. And the great thing is that Jerry, the candy maker, narrates each of his actions, letting you know what goes into making these peppermint treats.
If you’re in the Southern California area this holiday season, check out Logan’s website to see the dates and times that they are doing their candy cane demonstrations. The website says to arrive 15 to 20 minutes before they start, but we arrived a half hour before and were outside, which still offers a great view.
Not in the Southern California area and still want to see how the magic happens? Check out this video Visitors Bureau.
And now the question, are the candy canes actually good? Yes. I can honestly say they are the best candy canes I’ve ever had! They are totally and completely worth the trek out to Ontario.
Christmas is almost in full swing at the house. We put up our six and a half (yes, six and a half, and of varying sizes) aluminum trees, but as this is the first year we’ve had Colonel Whiskers (oh, yes, did I mention we got a cat?) we had to come up with unique, yet aesthetically pleasing ways to cat-proof the trees! So I’ve been working on that, and hopefully soon I’ll photograph our decor to share!
Sweater, Earrings, & Christmas Tree Brooch: ???
Dress: Rummage sale
Hair Bow & Bracelet: Gifts
Purse: Lux De Ville