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NATIONAL CANDY CORN DAY – October 30

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On October 30th, the country celebrates its favorite vegetable with National Candy Corn Day.

In the late 1800s, George Renninger of Wunderle Candy Company created candy corn. His sweet treat represented the bright colors of corn kernels. Originally, candy corn was yellow, orange and white. However, it wasn’t until1889 that the Goelitz Candy Company made the candy popular. Later, other candy makers developed a variety of popular colors and flavors as well. 

The original confection was made by hand using corn syrup, sugar, water, marshmallows, fondant and carnauba wax (a wax made from the leaves of a palm tree). However, modern candy makers produce the treat using machines while using the original ingredients.

These days, numerous recipes create the candy corn flavors in cakes, cookies, beverages, and more.

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HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalCandyCornDay

Candy corn inspires desserts, too. Add the candy to popcorn for a spooktacular treat. Another delicious way to celebrate the day would be to layer gelatin, pudding or cakes with white, yellow and orange colors and flavors. Salty and sweet always pair well together, too. Add pretzels, candy corn, and nuts to a snack mix.

Whether you want to go whip up a batch or go and purchase a bag, go and enjoy the day by sharing some with friends and family.  Use #NationalCandyCornDay to post on social media.

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