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Fun Holiday – Candy Corn Day

Nothing says Halloween is just around the corner than a bowl full of candy corn. Celebrate this multicolored candy that resembles a corn kernel on October 30, Candy Corn Day.

Closeup pile of colorful Halloween candy corn.
Closeup pile of colorful Halloween candy corn.
Eat tons of candy corn today, or tomorrow!
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Made of sugar, corn syrup, and coloring, candy corn was invented in the 1880s by George Renninger of Wunderle Candy Company in Pennsylvania, United States. The candy was then mass produced under the name Chicken Feed by the Goelitz Confectionery Company during the early 1900s. The candy was sold in boxes that had a picture of a rooster on it and marketed under the tagline “Something worth crowing for”.

Many Different Varieties

While the white, orange and yellow version of the candy is popular around Halloween, the triangular candy can be found in different colors, around other seasonal holidays. Some of these include: pastel colored bunny corn sold around Easter; red, white and pink candy called cupid corn available during Valentine's Day; and the red, white and green reindeer corn that is sold around Christmas.

How to Celebrate?

  • Get a bag of candy corn and share them with family, friends, and co-workers.
  • Make your own candy corn at home. If you don’t want something sweet, what about creating savory items in the shape of candy corn?

Did You Know…

...that while candy corn resembles a corn kernel, it is about 3 times the size of an actual kernel?

Candy Corn Day Observances

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