Although you can acquire candy corn year-round, this classic is the most prominent during the fall season! Since Halloween is arguably the most candy-centric holiday, it makes sense that candy corn is strongly associated with this night of costumes and jack-o-lanterns. Did you know that candy corn actually has its own official holiday?
October 30th, the day before Halloween, marks National Candy Corn Day! Observing this holiday takes very little effort and it really just acts as another excuse to enjoy some scrumptious candy corn. We know this sweet can be divisive with lovers and haters having very strong convictions regarding how they feel about it. You can’t deny the festive nature of this candy this time of year!
Originally called “Chicken Feed” candy corn came into the world in the 1880s in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was invented by George Renninger and manufactured by the Wunderle Candy Company; however, it was not until the turn of the century that it went into mass production by the Goelitx Candy company.
Candy Corn may be high in sugar – it is candy after all – but it is also fat-free, so that is definitely noteworthy. We carry a whole variety of candy corn, from classic to individual candy corn packets, and from football-shaped to chocolate-flavored. Head to BlairCandy.com to stock up!