Get a Little Corny for National Candy Corn Day

National Candy Corn Day

Love it or hate it, candy corn is here to stay. That delightful (or disgusting) little confection that comes around every fall has its own national day. Of course, we absolutely love candy corn in this house. Actually, we prefer the pumpkins but it’s the same thing more or less.

Normally, we would love to share a recipe for something like this but we’ve got nothing special for candy corns. I know, I know – with everything out there you’d think we would have something fantastic to share but we don’t. Today, we decided to share some tidbits about one of our favorite fall candies!

  • Candy Corn was originally introduced in the late 1800s but was mass produced by the Goelitz Confectionary Company.
  • The ingredients and recipe have remained generally unchanged since – a mix of sugar, fondant, corn syrup, vanilla flavor, and marshmallow creme.
  • For those who are watching their figures, candy corns have no fat and are only 140 calories for a large handful.
  • About 35 million pounds are made every year.
  • It’s the most popular Halloween candy – so popular that it’s inspired candy makers to create versions for other holidays.
  • It was originally called chicken feed.

Happy National Candy Corn Day!

Sources:

Better Homes & Gardens

CNN

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