Fun Facts About Candy Corn
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.”
You don’t have to wait for Halloween to indulge in the mellow creme candies — celebrate National Candy Corn Day on October 30.
According to the National Confectioners Association, more than 35 million pounds (or 9 billion pieces) of candy corn will be produced this year.
Candy corn is one of the better-for-you candies of the Halloween season. It contains roughly 28 grams of sugar and only 140 calories per heaping handful — and it’s fat free!
In 1950, the price of candy corn was just 25 cents per pound.
In honor of its Goelitz roots, Jelly Belly developed a candy corn-flavor jelly bean.
Once the package is opened, store candy corn covered and away from heat and light at room temperature; it should last three to six months. If unopened, packaged candy corn will last about nine months.
Under what name was the beloved Halloween candy “candy corn” originally marketed?
- Halloween Corn
- Chicken Feed
- Ears of Candy
- Corny Delights
· Halloween Corn 17.2%
· Chicken Feed 47.0%
When it was originally marketed, candy corn appeared under the name “Chicken Feed.” But the little candy morsels proved so popular that the candy conglomerate, Goelitz C