Happy National Candy Corn Day!
October 30th is National Candy Corn Day! Tomorrow is Halloween, so what perfect timing!
Some interesting facts on candy corn:
October 30th is National Candy Corn Day One serving of candy corn contains only about 140 calories Candy Corn is not just for Halloween anymore. Candy makers have made Reindeer Corn for Christmas, Cupid Corn for Valentine’s Day and Bunny Corn for Easter More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces—enough to circle the moon nearly 21 times if laid end-to-end.
How many people actually like candy corn? I myself am not a fan. I think it looks really pretty and I’m always tempted to eat it when it’s around, then I remember I don’t even like it. Do you like candy corn? Here are some peoples responses from Yahoo answers:
I hate them but my son loves them.
Candy corn is good, but if you eat a whole bag of it, then it's not so good.
it is mad gross...but it is a halloween regular treat, so it will always be around... even if most of the world doesn't like it :)
I use to fricken bloody hate candy corn(That was 2 years ago)...But now i'm starting to like candy corn..
I love it, but I think the pumpkins are better.
Candy Corn is okay for about 15 minutes, then it loses its appeal for a few years
Candy corn has been around for a while now.
Candy corn has been around for more than 100 years. George Renninger, an employee of the Wunderlee Candy Company, invented the popular confection in the 1880s and Wunderlee became the first to produce the candy. The Goelitz Candy Company (now Jelly Belly Candy Company) started producing the confection in 1900 and still produces candy corn today.
When candy corn first appeared, it was popular among farmers because of its agrarian look. The tri-color design was considered revolutionary and the public went crazy for it. Lack of machinery meant that candy corn was only made seasonally from March to November. Candy corn has remained unchanged for more than 100 years and is a favorite at Halloween.
Whether you like candy corn or not...Happy Candy Corn Day!