I have actually not heard of a candy cane that is not gluten free - if you have, please leave a note in the comments so we can avoid them.
That being said, I love the Hammond's Christmas Candy.
I was at a local store recently (Molbak's for those of you in the Seattle area) and saw a bag of Hammond's candy and had an instant flashback to my Grandma's house on Christmas Eve. I could almost hear my Grandma's voice and smell the pot roast cooking in the oven.
Hammond's has been making candy for over 90 years. It was originally found by Carl T. Hammond, Sr. in the 1920s in Denver. He was inspired to become an entrepreneur after creating his first original candy, Honey Ko Kos, chocolates topped with shredded coconut. In his first few years in business, Carl did it all: He developed the recipes, made the candy, sold the candy, and was his own office staff.
Business boomed during the “Roaring 20s.” While the Great Depression brought many changes, Hammond’s went right on selling candy, because even in those extremely trying times, people could usually find enough money for the simple and sweet pleasure of candy…but if people were going to buy it, it had to be good.
Hammond’s world-famous candy canes can be found in Canada, England, Spain, Italy, Dubai, Kuwait, Japan, Korea, Israel, and other areas around the world. Here in the United States, you can find them at Whole Foods, Nordstrom’s, Dean & Deluca, Cracker Barrel and hundreds of local and regional specialty shops. If you hurry, you can order Hammond Christmas Candy from Amazon.com and still get it by Christmas.
And, by the way, all of their candy is gluten free!