Thursday, October 05, 2006

Candy Cornology



• Candy corn has been around for more than 100 years. George Renninger,an employee of the Wunderlee Candy Company, invented candy corn in the 1880s. In 1900, the Goelitz Candy Company (now Jelly Belly Candy Company) started producing candy corn and still produces it today.
• A farmer’s favorite? Because of its agricultural appearance, candy corn was an immediate favorite among farmers. The tri-colored design was considered revolutionary for its time and the public loved it.
• Christmas and Cupid Corn. Today, candy corn is not just for Halloween any more. Candy makers have made Reindeer Corn for Christmas, Cupid Corn for Valentine’s Day and Bunny Corn for Easter.
• Enough to go around (and around)! More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nine billion pieces—enough to circle the moon nearly four times if laid-end-to-end!

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