Halloween Candy Corn
Halloween candy corn .Candy corn is a tradition at Halloween, it is one of the most popular Halloween candies. The original candy corn is white , orange and yellow to resemble a real kernel of corn. Through out the years companies have come out with other
colors, but the original is still the favorite amongst many.
We also carry chocolate corn, mallow creme pumpkins and harvest mix. These are not only fun to eat, but are great for decorating your home made goodies.
Each 18 oz bag has approx. 252 pieces.
Did you know that October 30th. is National Candy Corn Day and these little kernels have been around since the 1880's?
Many have asked us how these sweet little treats got there name, so we did some research and this is what we found out.
Candy corns was named for the fact that they are shaped like a kernel of corn. The colors being white, orange and yellow. Everyone thinks the white tip is the top , however the yellow end is really the "top" of the corn.
Candy corn was first created s by the Wunderlee Candy Company by 1900 the Goelitz Candy Company (now Jelly Belly) took over production, which has continuously produced it for more than a century. There are other companies that also produce candy corn like Brach's, Farley's and Eillens.
Although the recipe has changed over the years and will vary between companies it is all pretty much made the same way now. By using a mixture of sugar, corn syrup, gelatin and vanilla is the standard. Some companies even use honey.
Originally, candy corn was made of sugar, corn syrup, marshmallow and other sweet ingredients. The hot mixture was then poured into cornstarch molds, where it set up.
Candy corn is not just a Halloween candy it is also a fall candy, although it is most common during October. Just about everywhere you go , you will find a candy dish full of these sweet treats. Whether you enjoy the original corn, chocolate corn or the autumn mix.
We can't forget about the mallow cream or butter creme pumpkins. These are actually the cousin to the candy corn as they are made pretty much from the same recipe.