The Bottom Line: Fun facts about candy corn!
The Full Story:
- When the Goelitz Confectionery Company first produced candy corn, it was called "Chicken Feed." The boxes were illustrated with a colorful rooster logo and a tag line that read "Something worth crowing for."
- According to the National Confectioners Association, more than 35 million pounds (or nine billion pieces) of candy corn will be produced this year.
- Candy corn is one of the healthier candies of the Halloween season. It contains roughly 28 grams of sugar and only 140 calories per heaping handful -- and it's fat free!
- In 1950, the price of candy corn was just 25 cents per pound.
- In honor of their Goelitz roots, Jelly Belly developed a candy corn-flavor jellybean.
- Once opened, store candy corn covered and away from heat and light at room temperature; it should last approximately three to six months. If unopened, the packaged candy corn will last about nine months.
- Due to its popularity, candy corn has been altered and made for other holidays:
- Thanksgiving inspired Indian corn, which is brown, orange, and white- the brown section being chocolate flavored.
- Christmas inspired Reindeer corn, which is green, white, and red.
- Cupid’s Corn is pink, red, and white for Valentine’s Day.
- Load up on Bunny corn for Easter, which comes in a variety of pastel colors.