You’ve all heard of Santa Claus. Red nose, belly of jelly, a hearty Ho-ho-ho ready at his lips. But do you know Krampus? Think of Krampus as the Anti-Santa, or, better yet, Santa’s bastard step-brother who always got coal during the holidays. According to ancient Eastern European lore, Krampus is a horned anthropomorphic figure who carefully reads the Naughty List to punish those who have been bad.
Now Krampus has his own weird candy to celebrate — Krampus Candy Canes from Archie McPhee/Accoutrements. These red and black striped are sweet with a kick thanks to the copious amounts of cinnamon used in their making. The six-pack of canes would put a smile on Krampus’ features.