Fun Facts About Candy Corn
When the Goelitz Confectionery Company first produced candy corn, it was called “Chicken Feed.” The boxes were illustrated with a colorful rooster logo and a tag line that read: “Something worth crowing for.”
You don’t have to wait for Halloween to indulge in the mellow creme candies — celebrate National Candy Corn Day on October 30.
According to the National Confectioners Association, more than 35 million pounds (or 9 billion pieces) of candy corn will be produced this year.
Candy corn is one of the better-for-you candies of the Halloween season. It contains roughly 28 grams of sugar and only 140 calories per heaping handful — and it’s fat free!
In 1950, the price of candy corn was just 25 cents per pound.
In honor of its Goelitz roots, Jelly Belly developed a candy corn-flavor jelly bean.
Once the package is opened, store candy corn covered and away from heat and light at room temperature; it should last three to six months. If unopened, packaged candy corn will last about nine months.
Under what name was the beloved Halloween candy “candy corn” originally marketed?
- Halloween Corn
- Chicken Feed
- Ears of Candy
- Corny Delights
· Halloween Corn 17.2%
· Chicken Feed 47.0%
When it was originally marketed, candy corn appeared under the name “Chicken Feed.” But the little candy morsels proved so popular that the candy conglomerate, Goelitz Candy Company, negotiated to take over the mass production of what would become an American favorite. Once it won the right to produce the seasonal treat, the Goelitz Company changed the name to candy corn. Today’s recipe for the sweet seasonal treat is pretty much unchanged from its first original recipe. The main ingredients are honey, sugar and cornstarch. Source: Chiff.com
· Ears of Candy 13.4%
· Corny Delights 22.4%
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