About National Candy Corn Day
A day to celebrate the sweet, tri-colored treat first created in the 1880s by the Wunderlee Candy Company. About nine billion pieces of candy corn are produced annually.
Invented in the 1880s by George Renninger, Candy Corn was first manufactured by the Wunderle Candy Company in Philadelphia, Pa. The Goelitz Candy company was the first to manufacture mass quantities of Candy Corn around the turn of the Century.
The original way to make Candy Corn, was to pour each color separately into molds, a very long, time-consuming process.
- Did you know? Since Candy Corn is made from corn syrup, honey and sugar it contains no fat
- Did you know? Candy Corn was originally named “Chicken Feed”.
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