National Candy Corn Day

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.)

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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