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National Candy Corn Day

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

National Candy Corn Day

When : Always October 30th

National Candy Corn Day is today. Enjoy a handful of this sweet Fall treat. And, what perfect timing. National Candy Corn Day comes just a day before Halloween. That means you can eat plenty of it, before you go out Trick or Treating.

Candy corn is enjoyed all year long. Place it in a candy dish any time of the year, and watch it disappear by the handful. By far, the vast majority of candy corn is consumed during the Fall months, with both Halloween and Thanksgiving being the biggest times to eat it.

Candy corn was invented in the 1880s by George Renninger, and first manufactured by the Wunderle Candy Company. The Goelitz Candy company was the first to manufacture mass quantities around the turn of the century.

Candy corn consists primarily of corn syrup, honey, and sugar. There's lots of carbs(sugar), but it's fat free!?

Have a happy National Candy Corn Day.

Origin of National Candy Corn Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Aside from Ecard companies and calendar websites, there is little reference to this day.

We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

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  • v THINAGIN2
    Oh, yummmmm!
    1302 days ago
  • v HANSBRINK
    What a coincidence. I just finished reading a Sparkpeople article on how many calories are in Halloween treats.
    "The quintessential white, orange and yellow triangles have 140 calories for 22 pieces, which is a small handful at most."
    http://www.sparkpeople.co
    m/resource/nutrition_articles.a
    sp?id=1679

    I'm not a fan of candy corn. Mounds candy bars on the other hand.... mmmm!
    1302 days ago
  • v PATRICIAAK
    this goes back to my childhood pleasant memories
    1302 days ago
  • v PMAY0313
    OMG...my favorite Halloween treat. I once made a candy corn on the cob!
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    1303 days ago
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