Love It or Hate It, Candy Corn Remains a Halloween Staple

By Michelle Truax (mtruax@duluth.com)

When it comes to Candy Corn, opinions seem to fall all over the fence. Love it? Hate it? Meh?

Since it’s National Candy Corn Day, we wanted to reopen the debate by asking people their opinions at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Canal Park.

Some hailed it as the perfect Halloween candy while others … thought less of the tricolored treat.

Nevertheless, everyone we spoke to agreed on one thing: Candy Corn has been around since what feels like the dawn of time, and it isn’t going anywhere soon.

Here’s what nationaldaycalendar.com had to say about this sugary sweet day:

National Candy Corn Day is observed annually on October 30th.

Candy Corn was created by George Renninger of Wunderle Candy Company in the late 1800s. He created this sweet treat to represent the bright colors of corn kernels. Originally, Candy Corn was yellow, orange and white, but it has become popular in other colors as well.

This confection was originally made by hand using corn syrup, sugar, water, marshmallows, fondant and carnauba wax (a wax made from the leaves of a palm tree), but it is now produced using machines. The original ingredients are still used in the recipe.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Whether you want to go whip up a batch or go and purchase a bag, go and enjoy National Candy Corn Day. Use #NationalCandyCornDay to post on social media.

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