Thursday, September 25, 2008

Lil' Bits about Candy Corn

  • 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)
But my All-Time Fav is still Halloween Candy Corn!

1 comment:

richies said...

As part of our fall decorations, my wife always has candy corn in the house in chicken feeders. They are quart canning jars with circular chicken feeders that screw onto the jars. You fill the jars with candy corn and then screw the chicken feeders onto the jars then turn the jars over.