10/05/2007

Candy Corn Is the Only Candy In the History of America That's Never Been Advertised...

Today is October 5th. That means that we are approximately 22 days away from my platinum birthday. Editor's Note: Don't worry, a birthday list is coming soon! It also means that we're 26 days away from Halloween. This, of course, is good news to me for two reasons...

1) It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! comes on TV!

and

2) Candy Corn

Now, as a fan of candy corn, I recognize that I'm in the minority. But, in honor of one of my faves, here's a few fun facts about it, via wikipedia. (For the whole article, click here.)

·Each piece is approximately the size of a whole kernel of corn, as if it fell off a ripe or dried ear of corn.

·Candy corn is made primarily from sugar, corn syrup and honey. Carnauba wax is usually added.

·The National Confectioners Association estimate 20 million pounds of candy corn are sold each year.

·October 30th is National Candy Corn Day.

·Candy corn was invented by George Renninger in the 1880s and produced by the Wunderle Candy Company. By 1900, the Goelitz Candy Company, now Jelly Belly, started mass producing the candy.

·And, for good measure, a little rant by Lewis Black on Candy Corn...

So, go out and pick up a bag for yourself! And if you don't want it, send it to me...

5 comments:

Julie Hibbard said...

Candy corn is my favorite candy.
I eat tons of it every year. Tons!!

TS Harrison said...

Someone had me try some candy corn that was mixed up in a jar with peanuts.
You have to try this!
It's like a Payday without the chocolate.

Cathi said...

mmmmm...i love candy corn.

TS Harrison said...

Actually Paydays don't have chocolate, um... It's like a Nutrageous without the chocolate.

Puddles said...

Right before I read this, I just ate an entire bag of candy corn.
Delicious!