Happy Candy Corn Day! Fun Facts About Candy Corn
Candy Corn is one of those candies you love to hate. Some people secretly love it but say they hate it. Some people love it and buy tons on Halloween. Some people hate it, I mean hate it. No matter what your stance is on candy corn, it has been around for over 100 years and it seems it is here to stay.
Candy Corn Was Originally Made By Hand
Candy Corn was invented in the 1880s and back then machines were not used to make things so candy corn was made by hand.
It was a mixture of sugar, corn syrup, carnauba wax, and water. Then fondant was added as well as marshmallow.
Then the mixture was poured into molds and because candy corn is three colors the mold has to be filled three different times.
Today machines make the candy corn and the molds are made out of corn starch.
Candy Corn Has Its Own Day
Today, October 30th is officially Candy Corn Day! To celebrate buy a gigantic bag of Candy Corn and enjoy!
Candy Corn is Modeled After Real Corn
If you look at a kernel of corn you can see different coloring on different types. However, candy corn is about 3x larger than a real corn kernel.
Candy Corn is Fat Free
Notice that says fat free, not calorie free. A serving of candy corn depending on the brand is about 140-150 calories per serving and packed with sugar (I mean the stuff is made with sugar and corn syrup). Each serving is about 19-22 pieces of candy. A big bag contains about 18 servings. So if you do consume a bag in one sitting is almost 3000 calories!
Candy Corn Recipes are Abundant
Whether it is a recipe with actual candy corn or candy corn mimicked food, it is everywhere.
Candy Corn Was Called Chicken Feed
Before WWI corn was mainly used to feed chickens. It wasn't widely used as a side dish until after WWI so people called the candy chicken feed.