Shiitake Mushroom Candy Canes may seem odd at first, but they€™re sprouting up all over the place. How do they taste? Like shiitake. After all, we know Santa is a fungi with mushroom in his heart for holiday spirit, so obviously he gives a shiitake about Christmas! Each of the six candy canes measures 5-1/4" (13.3 cm) tall with brown and white stripes. Illustrated box. Shrink-wrapped.