Candy Corn was invented in the 1880's and was first commercially produced by the Wunderle Candy Company of Philadelphia. However, the company most closely associated with candy corn is the Goelitz Confectionery Company which began commercial production of candy corn in 1898 and is the oldest candy corn manufacturer.
I happen to like candy corn but even if you're a candy corn hater (as many people are) you can't deny that they make adorable costumes, cute jewelry, and fun decorations. And here are some recipes you might enjoy:
If you want to get the whole low-down on how candy corn is made just watch this interesting video from Food Network Unwrapped.