Okay, okay. We admit it. We do tend to get corny with alarming frequency. And statistically, there’s a good chance that you will, too, within the next 24 hours.

October 30th is Candy Corn Day. Over 20 millions pounds of candy corn are sold in the U.S. every year, and the majority of it is sold on this day. We’ve got a real affection for this confection, and it appears we’re far from alone!

Candy corn was introduced in 1880. And when it first appeared, it was called “Chicken Feed”, complete with packaging that included a colorful crow and the declaration that it was “something worth crowing for”. Although the original tri-color design of the kernels (as well as the recipe) hasn’t changed much, the first candy corn was meant to look more realistic, so its colors were a bit more muted than the candy we know today.

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