It was a dark time, in the latter part of the 18th century when all Christian symbols were banned. No longer could Christian brothers and sisters recognize each other by the crosses they wore.
But, during this time, it has been said that there lived a dedicated Christian candy maker who set out to find some way members of the Christian family to identify each other, in spite of the ban. He began with a piece of candy of pure white candy to represent the purity and holiness of Jesus Christ. Next, he fashioned it into the shape of a Shepard’s staff as a reminder of the Good Shepard. Then he put three little red stripes around the candy staff to signify the Holy Trinity; The Father, The Son, The Holy Sprit. Then, a Single large red strip to represent Christ’s blood that he shed for you & me.