Oct 30 - Geezer's Blog - National Candy Corn Day

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.
National Candy Corn Day

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