The candy cane has become a widely recognized symbol of the holiday season. Known for its sweet minty flavor and clever shape, the striped delight can be used to decorate a Christmas tree or fill a treat jar at the office. Shop FindGift for an amazing selection of festive candy and sweets gifts ideas. While tradition dictates candy canes are white with red stripes and flavored like peppermint, the treat is also offered in a variety of unique colors and flavors such as bacon, cinnamon and chocolate. Candy canes make great stocking stuffers.