When is National Candy Corn Day? October 30
What is this holiday about?
This holiday is about honoring candy corn and remembering how it's a traditional food during the autumn season in the United States-
What is Candy Corn?
"Candy corn is a confection popular in the United States, particularly around Halloween. Created in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Wunderle Candy Company, the three colors of the candy are meant to mimic corn. Each piece is approximately the size of a whole kernel of corn, as if it fell off a ripe or dried ear of corn. The candy is usually tri-colored with a yellow base, orange center, and white tip, although the color combinations may vary. The most common alternate color scheme, called "Indian corn", is white, orange, and brown, and is sometimes associated with the Thanksgiving holiday."
A Christmas variant is often sold, marketed as "reindeer corn".
"The National Confectioners Association estimate 20 million pounds of candy corn are sold each year. October 30 is National Candy Corn Day. Although regular candy corn is most popular at Halloween, it is available year-round."
"According to Brach's Confections, Inc., the top branded maker of candy corn, each year Americans eat enough Brach's candy corn that if the kernels were laid end to end, they would circle the Earth 4.5 times."
"Candy corn is made primarily from sugar, corn syrup and honey. Originally, candy corn was made by hand. Manufacturers first combined sugar, corn syrup, and water and cooked them into a slurry. Fondant was added for texture and marshmallows provided a soft bite. The final mixture was then heated and poured into shaped molds. Three passes were required during the pouring process, one for each colored section. Few changes have been made to the process or recipe, with machines now performing the tasks formerly done by people. Candy Corn can be found at most popular grocery food stores in the USA."
How is this holiday celebrated?
By filling a bowl full of candy corn and enjoying it all day long!
Also by sending Candy Corn Day Greetings! ------------------------------ <
Origin of this Holiday?
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist. This is referred to as a "National" day as all food holidays are. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though, this is still a holiday to celebrate.
We found recognition about this holiday from:
Calendar sites and personal Internet sites that blog and share information about this holiday.
Where can I buy Candy Corn?