One eerie day before the official ghoulish night of Halloween is National Candy Corn Day. This sugary-sweet candy is devoured by millions. Whether you are 5 or 25, you most likely have a sweet tooth for candy corn, and you may just have a special way to eat it, too! Perhaps, there are those who bite off the teeny white tips first, then carefully nibble at the gigantic, orange middles, and finally relish the yellow ends. Or others may just pop the whole thing in their mouths like they were tossing handfuls of popcorn into their open mouths.
Candy corn has been around since the 1880s, when it was invented by George Renninger. The recipe today is identical to the original recipe from the 1880s!
Candy corn is not unusual to see around any given holiday. In fact, Indian candy corn is unleashed during the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Reindeer candy corn is sold during the Christmas season. Cupid corn and Bunny corn is on sale for eager fans during Valentine’s Day and Easter, respectively. Naturally, the candy corns’ colors are tailored to meet the needs of the season! You’ve probably seen pink and red and pastel colors in candy corn, too!
Healthwise, each candy corn morsel contains just 3.5 calories from the three main ingredients: a whole lot of sugar, corn syrup, and water (the only healthy part of the candy corn!).
Host a candy buffet at Candyality!
520 N Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
You can find cupcakes decorated with candy corn at this Chicago-area bakery:
7055 W Archer Ave
Chicago, IL 60638
If you want the sugar high straight from the individual kernels themselves, buy a bag at a local convenience store:
30 N. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60602