Seasonal Specialty Candy


Our seasonal specialty candy options are treats customers look forward to year after year. As Christmas approaches the colder weather (usually) sets in. While not popular with many it is a candy maker’s delight. Excellent timing, so we can make these extra special hard candy treats for the season of celebration.

Candy Canes

Our hand made candy canes travel far and wide to add an extra touch of sweetness to the Christmas season. Hot candy is pulled on an old-fashioned candy hook until it is a glistening white. This also incorporates lots of air for added crunchiness.

Coloured stripes are added – red for peppermint, red and green for wintergreen. While traditional store bought candy canes are peppermint, at Candies of Merritt we find our milder wintergreen canes are the most popular by far.

Pulling and crooking by hand for each candy cane takes place on marble tables. Our smallest candy canes dwarf machine pulled ones. Need a three foot candy cane? We can do it – but have a plan for how it is getting to its destination in one piece.

  • Wintergreen – red, green and white
  • Peppermint – red and white
  • Anise (black licorice) – red, yellow and white, back by popular demand after our 50th anniversary last year
  • Cherry – pink and burgundy, back by popular demand after our 50th anniversary last year

Christmas Cutrock

Every year we have customers come in to the store saying ‘I remember seeing this as a child’ when our colourful Christmas cutrock hits the shelves. A mix of fruit (cherry and tangerine), plus mint and spice (peppermint, wintergreen and cinnamon) flavours there is something for everyone. Another cheerful addition to Christmas gatherings.

Candy Coal

Is there someone on your Christmas list who merits a lump of coal? Look no farther, we offer anise flavour candy coal to meet the need. Another traditional hand made candy, it so closely resembles actual coal customers have asked why we are selling it in the store.

Candy Ribbon

Another traditional candy which brings back memories for many is our hand made ribbon. Striped a cheerful red and green to denote the very popular wintergreen flavour, this artistic candy adds a decorative touch to any gathering.

Our seasonal specialty candy is in high demand and frequently sells out. We recommend pre-ordering before the end of November to avoid disappointment.