National Candy Corn Day is celebrated in the USA on October 30th. It’s a sweet autumn holiday! Do you think that candy is actually a vegetable? We are sure not. Sweet corn occupies a certain place on our tables, and definitely will not be lost from them.
Corn candy was created by the Wunderle Candy Company, namely its employee George Renninger. Initially, the delicacy was of several colors: yellow, orange, white. Later, manufacturers came up with different shades and mixed them at their discretion. Candy became popular in 1889.
Candies resonated in the hearts of people: they were used with particular love during Halloween. A little earlier, corn candies were used to feed chickens. By the way, their name was originally not true. “Butter candies” did not contain oil, so it was soon changed.
It is noteworthy that according to the original recipe, sweets were made by hand. The composition was sugar, marshmallows, water, syrups, etc. Now the process has become much easier – human labor is replaced by machines. But this hasn’t changed the taste at all, just check it out for yourself.
- statistics for 2016 says that America sells sweets for 35 million pounds a year;
- one serving contains 140 kilocalories;
- candies are included in the ranking of the 10 most popular candies on the most mystical day of the year – Halloween.
How to celebrate
Buy delicious treats of different flavors and compare them! Eat them with an interesting movie or other enjoyable activities. Add candy to popcorn or other snacks – get creative. Treat everyone who comes to visit you today, talk about the holiday so that it does not lose its relevance. Make your own corn cookies or other desserts – check out the recipes and follow them step by step!
When is National Candy Corn Day celebrated in 2022?
National Candy Corn Day is observed on October 30 each year.