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National Candy Corn Day

Celebrate National Candy Corn Day with a sweet treat! Enjoy delicious candy corn recipes, festive crafts, giveaways, and more!
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October 30
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Get ready to celebrate National Candy Corn Day on October 30th! This sweet treat has been around since the late 1800s, and it's popularity hasn't waned over time. It's an iconic Halloween candy that can be enjoyed by young and old alike, is still made using the same recipe as before, and is a symbol of fall festivities. Let's get excited for this day of celebrating all things candy corn!

History of National Candy Corn Day

National Candy Corn Day Dates

National Candy Corn Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1880s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Candy Corn Invention</div><div class='timeline-text'>Candy maker George Renninger of the Wunderle Candy Company develops candy corn, a sweet treat resembling a kernel of corn.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1898</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Goelitz Begins Production</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Goelitz Confectionery Company (now Jelly Belly Co.) starts manufacturing candy corn, and continues to use the original recipe today.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Candy Corn Day Concept</div><div class='timeline-text'>The idea of celebrating a day dedicated to candy corn begins to emerge in American culture, as the candy becomes a Halloween staple.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Becoming a Fall Icon</div><div class='timeline-text'>Candy corn expands beyond Halloween, becoming an iconic symbol of fall with colors and flavors tailored to Thanksgiving themes.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Variations and Innovations</div><div class='timeline-text'>Novel candy corn flavors and variations, like gourmet and organic versions, continue to evolve, catering to a diverse range of tastes.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2013</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Official Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Candy Corn Day is officially registered as a holiday to be celebrated every October 30th.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Candy Corn Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own candy corn</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Mix together sugar, butter, corn syrup and vanilla extract to create a simple but delicious candy corn. You'll be surprised how easy this is and how tasty the results will be.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for candy corn</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Avoid the hassle of making your own candy corn and head to a specialty store that sells it. You can also find it in most supermarkets or online.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a candy corn party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite family and friends over for a fun filled candy corn party. Have everyone make their own candy corn creations, have contests, and vote on the best one.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a candy corn craft</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Use candy corns to create something special - from a holiday wreath to a crafty centerpiece, you can let your imagination run wild with these colorful treats.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake with candy corn</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>From cookies to cakes, there are lots of recipes using candy corn so get creative and put them to use in some delicious baked goods.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Candy Corn Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a classic sweet treat</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Candy corn is a classic Halloween treat that has been around for generations. It's sweet, creamy and crunchy all at the same time, making it an irresistible snack no matter what the occasion!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It comes in different flavors</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Candy corn isn't just limited to its traditional orange and yellow colors - now, you can find it flavored with chocolate, peanut butter or even pumpkin spice! So there's something for everyone to enjoy.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a great conversation starter</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Do you like candy corn? Hating on candy corn? Talking about your favorite flavors or debating the merits of each shape is sure to start an interesting conversation at any party!</p></div></div>

Unwrapping 5 Sweet Facts about Candy Corn

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Nine Billion Pieces of Candy Corn are Sold Annually</h3><p class='facts-content'>Each year, candy corn manufacturers produce over nine billion pieces - enough to circle the moon over four times if each piece were laid end to end.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Original Candy Corn Took Three Days to Make</h3><p class='facts-content'>In the 1900s, making candy corn was a labor-intensive process; each color was made separately and then layered in molds, which took three days to cool and set.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Candy Corn Used to be Called "Chicken Feed"</h3><p class='facts-content'>The initial marketing name of candy corn was "Chicken Feed" to appeal to the America’s agrarian society of the late 19th century.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Candy Corn Contains Real Honey</h3><p class='facts-content'>One key ingredient that gives candy corn its unique flavor is honey. Not all candy corn flavors contain honey, but the traditional ones do.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Candy Corn has its Controversy</h3><p class='facts-content'>Debated as either loved or loathed, the distinctive three-colored candy has been causing a storm of controversy on its taste ever since it became a Halloween classic.</p></div></div>

National Candy Corn Day FAQs

When is National Candy Corn Day?

National Candy Corn Day is celebrated on October 30 every year. In 2024 National Candy Corn Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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