7 Fun Facts About Candy Corn Because It's National Candy Corn Day
Oh, candy corn... you either love it or hate it. Which side are you on? Personally I love the little vanilla/marshmellowey/caramelly treats. Since today is National Candy Corn Day, here are some fun facts about the controversial treat!
1. 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."
2. You don't have to wait for Halloween to indulge in the mellow creme candies -- celebrate National Candy Corn Day on October 30.
3. According to the National Confectioners Association, more than 35 million pounds (or nine billion pieces) of candy corn will be produced this year.
4. Candy corn is one of the healthier candies of the Halloween season. It contains roughly 28 grams of sugar and only 140 calories per heaping handful -- and it's fat free!
5. In 1950, the price of candy corn was just 25 cents per pound.
6. In honor of their Goelitz roots, Jelly Belly developed a candy corn-flavor jelly bean.
7. Once opened, store candy corn covered and away from heat and light at room temperature; it should last approximately three to six months. If unopened, the packaged candy corn will last about nine months.