But Dad and I could eat it by the bucket loads. Same with Grandma, even though Grandpa thinks it's disgusting. (Which isn't a bad thing since he can't eat too much sugar—he's diabetic.)
With today being National Candy Corn Day—and the DAY BEFORE Halloween!—I thought I'd share some fun facts about one of my favourite treats.
Like, did you know that candy corn has been around for a very long time? The Wunderle Candy Company began making it in the 1880's—and the recipe has remained virtually unchanged. Honey, sugar, and corn starch in three distinct colours!
Along with Hershey's chocolates and Snickers bars (yum!) candy corn makes the top 10 list of most popular Halloween candies year after year—even if half the population is in the "leave em" camp.
About nine billion pieces of candy corn will be produced this year. That's 9 BILLION. I probably eat less than a hundred kernels of it a year! Apparently in an eight-hour shift, Jelly Belly (the company that now makes candy corn) produces about 28,000 pounds of the candy. (I'd love to tour that place!)
Sure, it's not the healthiest food—what candy is?—but candy corn is fat free!
And probably my favourite fun fact...did you know that if you stack kernels of candy corn a certain way, it looks like corn on the cob? Check it out!
Mom is sending me to school with a whole bag of candy corn, and I'll be sure to share. Especially when my "committee" meets to iron out some last-minute Halloween party plans. One more sleep! I can't believe it's almost time.
Gotta jet! Have a spooktacular day.
~ Chase Superman Duffy
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