National candy corn day
October 30th, 2012
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Treat yourself! October 30 is National Candy Corn Day.

In the 1880s, American George Renninger came up with the candy that now is synonymous with Halloween. According to the National Confectioners Association, more than 35 million pounds of the tricolored candy will be produced this year. That means if you laid each piece end-to-end, you could circle the moon more than 20 times!

Most of the candy corn consumed at this time of year is of the traditional white, orange and yellow variety. That color combination is popular around Halloween and has made its way to more adult-friendly treats like cocktails and macarons.

Don’t worry if you’re craving some candy corn in months that don’t rhyme with October, these days there’s candy corn for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and even Easter.

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  1. lwg

    I'm not a big fan of candy corn by itself, but if you eat a few peanuts with a few pieces of candy corn, it tastes like a salted nut roll.

    October 30, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Reply
  2. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    Ugh, nothing like shoving some corn syrup down your throat. Scrumptious.

    October 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Reply
    • VladT

      So, if it were made with sugar, you would then like it?

      Wow, you have some very discerning tastes

      October 31, 2012 at 8:01 am | Reply
      • Reality Check

        No need to sugar-coat. She's a PITA.

        October 31, 2012 at 8:03 am | Reply
      • GiGi Eats Celebrities

        So, corn syrup is sugar so no, I wouldn't eat that either.

        October 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Reply

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