Oct 30, 2010

National Candy Corn Day

Happy Halloween Eve! October is Halloween Safety Month and today is Checklists Day so before you take your precious little goblins out trick-or-treating please read this important Halloween Safety Checklist from Reader'sDigest.com, because we want all of our little boys and ghouls to come home safe and sound on Halloween night.

Today is also National Candy Corn Day, and whether you like 'em or leave 'em they are an iconic part of Halloween (and just about every other holiday as well).

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. 

2 comments:

  1. Cute post, and candy corn are so versatile, I hadn't thought of that before. They are such a strange tradition, but halloween wouldn't be the same without them!

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  2. Thanks Jessa. I love candy corn, as long as I don't overdo it. I came across tons of cute candy corn ideas.
    Thanks for all the creative ideas on your blog.

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