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Thursday, October 27, 2011
Candy corn is the most recognized Halloween Candy. Did you know that there is actually a national day set aside to celebrate Candy Corn ? Yep that's right October 30 is considered National Candy Corn Day.
These kernel shaped sweet treats are one of those candies you either love or hate. It has been around since the 1800's and the first maker was Wunderlee Candy Company.

Halloween is the top season for candy corn sales, although it may be available all year long and a little difficult to find it's still out there. According to the National Confectioners Association, over  20 million pounds is sold per year which is over 2 billion pieces.

This is such a popular holiday candy that they have come out with other versions for the other holidays too:

  • There is red and green reindeer corn for  Christmas.
  • There is red and white corn for Valentine's Day.
  • There is pastel bunny corn for Easter.  

 Although there are many  companies that make this corn candy. Brach's brand which is now owned by Farley's and Sather's  is the number one selling brand. Brachs has been making this for over 100 years and they believe their success has to do with the fact they use real honey when making their candy corn unlike most companies.

Candy corn is one of those must have candies for the Halloween season. You may be amazed to know that there are many who purchase it, but they don't plan to eat it. Usually if that is the case it is purchased for it's memories.  I don't know about you, but whenever we would go to Grandma's house in October you can be sure to find a bowl of candy corn and pumpkins sitting in the middle of her kitchen table and to this day when I see it I think of her.

Did you know you can make your own candy corn ?  Here is a short video we found that shows you just how do to that.

Although it doesn't seem very hard, I think I will take the easy way out and just grab a bag out of the stockroom and sit back and enjoy.

We hope everyone will celebrate National Candy Corn day this  Sunday sitting back, watching a little football and eating some candy corn.

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