Candy Corn History
Candy corn is a type of small, triangular-shaped candy that is primarily made from sugar, corn syrup, and food coloring. It is often associated with Halloween and the fall season, and is one of the most popular candies in the United States during this time of year.
The history of candy corn dates back to the late 1800s, when a company called the Wunderlee Candy Company first began producing the candy. At the time, candy corn was known as "chicken feed," and was marketed as a treat for both humans and livestock.
It wasn't until the early 1900s that candy corn began to take on its iconic appearance and name. The Goelitz Confectionery Company, now known as the Jelly Belly Candy Company, began producing candy corn in its current form in the 1910s. The candy was designed to resemble a kernel of corn, with a yellow base, orange center, and white tip.
Candy corn quickly became popular as a seasonal treat, and was particularly popular around Halloween. In the 1950s and 1960s, candy corn began to be produced in a variety of different colors and flavors, further increasing its popularity.
Today, candy corn remains a beloved candy treat, and is produced by a number of different companies. While the recipe has remained largely unchanged over the years, some manufacturers have introduced new variations, such as chocolate-flavored candy corn and candy corn with different flavors and colors.
Candy Corn Memories
I remember when my very prim and proper Grandmother, introduced me to Candy Corn. She always had some sort of candy in a bowl on the table. She gave me some and I wanted to make it last as long as I could. So I started to nibble each color layer starting at the smaller end. She did the same. Only when she got to the last of her piece's she stuck them on her front teeth.
didn't see her do this, but when she smiled at me all I could see was a row of candy. It made me laugh so much. I actually just introduced my two year old son to candy corn by doing this same trick. I know his great grandmother was with us in spirit. ~ Susan from Florida
My birthday is Nov 1, so it was always set in corn candy/Halloween theme. I was supposed to be born on Christmas, but shortly before I was born my Mother had a dream about going all over the place trying to find corn candy. My Father told her they were going to have a Halloween baby rather than a Christmas baby. I have lots of Corn Candy decorations (candles, Bowls, cookies, corn candy bear, etc.). Always makes folks smile. ~Kathy from Connecticut