October 30 is National Candy Corn Day!
National Candy Corn Day celebrates the three-layered, autumn-colored candy made to mimic a kernel of corn. While commonly enjoyed during the fall, particularly on Halloween, candy corn was once advertised as a summer candy in the 1950s and enjoyed year-round as a penny candy, or a type of candy sold in bulk for a penny or a nickel per sack, during the first half of the 20th century.
Celebrate National Candy Corn Day by enjoying a handful or two of candy corn today…After all, you don’t want to be too full for tomorrow’s Halloween treats…including more candy corn!
Did You Know…that candy corn has been around for over 100 years? Candy corn was created in the 1880s by George Renninger, a candy maker at the Wunderle Candy Company. Read more about candy corn’s history by clicking here.
Sources: holidayinsights.com, punchbowl.com, wikipedia.org, theatlantic.com