October 30th is National Candy Corn Day!
I know candy corn is hit-or-miss for most people. You either love it or you hate it. I happen to be a member of the former group. And I completely understand that it’s just sugar, with more sugar, mixed with more sugar. Oh yeah, there’s a drizzle of honey (sugar!) in there, too. But I only have a bit, right around this time of year, so I’m okay with it!
Did you know candy corn was invented in the 1880’s? It was considered very cutting-edge because of the tri-color design.
Some facts (source):
- Candy corn has ~6.8 calories per kernel
- Halloween accounts for 75% of the annual candy corn production
- According to Brach’s Confections, Inc., the top branded maker of candy corn, each year Americans eat enough Brach’s candy corn that if the kernels were laid end to end, they would circle the Earth 4.5 times
There’s even an informational video on the History Channel!
So, where do you stand with candy corn?!? Do you have a favorite Halloween candy?