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National Candy Corn Day

Date When Celebrated : Always October 30 th

National Candy Corn Day is today. Enjoy a handful of this sweet Fall treat. And, what perfect timing. National Candy Corn Day comes just a day before Halloween. That means you can eat plenty of it, before you go out Trick or Treating.

Candy corn is enjoyed all year long. Place it in a candy dish any time of the year, and watch it disappear by the handful. By far, the vast majority of candy corn is consumed during the Fall months, with both Halloween and Thanksgiving being the biggest times to eat it.

Candy Corn Trivia:

  • Candy corn was originally called "Chicken Feed". Aren't you glad they changed the name!?
  • Candy corn was invented in the 1880s by George Renninger, and first manufactured by the Wunderle Candy Company in Philadelphia, Pa..
  • The Goelitz Candy company was the first to manufacture mass quantities around the turn of the century.
  • The original way to make candy corn, was to pour each color separately into molds, a very long, time consuming process.
  • Today, the Jelly Belly factory has a machine that produces 1200 kernels per second!
  • Candy corn consists primarily of corn syrup, honey, and sugar. There's lots of carbs(sugar), but it's fat free!?
  • 19  pieces of candy corn has 38 grams of sugar.
  • worldwide, over 35 million pound, or 9 billion pieces, are consumed annually.

Have a happy  National Candy Corn Day.

Origin of National Candy Corn Day:

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Aside from Ecard companies and calendar websites, there is little reference to this day.

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

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