Thursday, October 30, 2014

Everything You Wanted to Know About Candy Corn (But Were Afraid to Ask)

  • October 30th is National Candy Corn Day 

  • One serving of candy corn contains only about 140 calories 
  • Candy corn has 3.57 calories per kernel 
  • More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces -- enough to circle the moon nearly four times if laid end-to-end. 

  • Halloween accounts for 75% of the annual candy corn production 
  • A cup of candy corn has fewer calories than a cup of raisins. 
  • Candy Corn was invented by George Renninger and produced by the Wunderlee Candy Company in the  1880's. In 1900, the Goelitz Candy Company, now  Jelly Belly Candy Company, started mass producing the candy, but, due to the lack of machinery, it was only made available seasonally from March to November. Its recipe has remained unchanged. 
  • Candy corn isn't just for Halloween there is also:
    • Reindeer corn for Christmas (red, green, and white)
    • Indian corn (it's chocolate and vanilla flavored)
    • Cupid corn for Valentine's Day (red, pink, and white)
    • Bunny corn for Easter (pastel-colored)

  • Candy corn bracelets, earrings, and necklaces can be found in my eBay and etsy shops.

Lewis Blac tells you the trth about candy corn here:

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