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“Such sweet addictive treats! Plus they're the quintessential October candy.”
#5 of 9 from Top Candy Picks of ALL Times by
“I only like candy corn during Halloween. Any other time kind of spoils the specialness of candy corn. And... I never actually buy candy corn. I just let candy corn serendipitously
#3 of 12 from i want candy! by
“This gets credit for designer options that appeal to the Halloween mood. The best are the pumpkin shapes.”
#9 of 21 from Best Halloween Candy by
“First off let me just say this has to me the least sanitary thing ever to give a child on Halloween, they are not wrapped and think about how many little booger kids stick their
#4 of 5 from Top 5 Worst things to get for Halloween! by
Candy Corn
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Candy corn is a confection in the United States and Canada, popular primarily in autumn around Halloween. Candy corn was created in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Wunderlee Candy Company; the three colors of the candy mimic the appearance of kernels of corn. Each piece is approximately 3 times the size of a whole kernel from a ripe or dried ear. Candy corn is made primarily from sugar, corn syrup, artificial coloring and binders. A serving size of 22 pieces contains 140 calories and no fat. Candy corn pieces are traditionally cast in three colors: a broad yellow end, a tapered orange center, and a pointed white tip. A popular variation called "Indian corn" features a chocolate brown wide end, orange center and pointed white tip. In recent years confectioners have introduced additional color variations suited to other holidays, including Christmas and Easter

Candy corn has a legacy that goes back over a hundred years. The Philadelphia-based Wunderlee Candy Company's George Renninger, invented this popular candy back in the 1880's. Wunderlee Candy Company was the first to manufacture candy corn as a result. Then, in 1900, the Goelitz Candy Company (which later became the Jelly Belly Candy Company) started making these candies and continues to make candy corn today.
Candy corn's introduction gained instant popularity among farmers due to it's appearance of an actual piece of corn. Additionally, the three color on a single candy was ...
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