This is officially the day to celebrate America’s favorite “vegetable.” Candy corn was yellow, orange, and white to represent the bright colors of corn kernels. Talk about sweeeeet! If you are a fan, you most assuredly have a sweet tooth. George Renninger of the Wunderle Candy Company is said to have created candy corn in the late 1800’s.
We can be certain that today’s candy corn is made in bulk by machines. Back in the 1800’s, the hand-made confection was made from corn syrup, sugar, water, marshmallows, fondant, and carnauba wax (made from the leaves of a palm tree).
Nothing healthy allowed in there. But, if this is your “thing,” take a day off from healthy eating and have some candy corn. (Don’t tell your dentist.)