Chicken Feed By Any Other Name Is Candy Corn

By  | October 28, 2018 | Filed under: Interesting Facts, News

Every Halloween countless party-throwers, party-goers, and trick-or-treaters hit the streets to harvest candy corn. The little yellow, orange, and white treat is an icon among the holiday candies and has a legacy that goes back more than a century.

Just a few “Sweet” tid bits about a Halloween favorite….Candy Corn:

When the Goelitz Confectionery Company first produced candy corn, it was called images“Chicken Feed.” The boxes were illustrated with a colorful rooster logo and a tag line that read “Something worth crowing for.” And  you don’t have to wait for Halloween to indulge in the mellow creme candies … celebrate National Candy Corn Day on October 30.

o-CHICKENFEED-570According to the National Confectioners Association, more than 35 million pounds (or nine billion pieces) of candy corn will be produced this year. And did you know….Candy corn is one of the healthier candies of the Halloween season. It contains roughly 28 grams of sugar and only 140 calories per heaping handful — and it’s fat free!

Also there are other season who use Candy Corn :

For Thanksgiving, serve Indian corn, which is brown, orange, and white … the brown section is chocolate-flavored.
Christmas-inspired Reindeer corn is green, white, and red.
Cupid corn is pink, red, and white for Valentine’s Day.
For Easter, load up on Bunny corn, which comes in a variety of pastel colors.

Every Halloween countless party-throwers, party-goers, and trick-or-treaters hit the streets to harvest candy corn. The little yellow, orange, and white treat is an icon among the holiday candies and has a legacy that goes back more than a century.

The National Confectioners Association, more than 35 million pounds (or nine billion pieces) of candy corn will be produced this year. And did you know….Candy corn is one of the healthier candies of the Halloween season. It contains roughly 28 grams of sugar and only 140 calories per heaping handful — and it’s fat-free!

 

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