Candy Corn Day – October 30
September 29, 2021
Invented in the late 1880s by George Renninger, the sweet treat originally named “chicken feed” was manufactured by the Wunderle Candy Corn Company in Philadelphia. Due to the kernels’ unique layers of yellow, orange, and white, the original creation process was very costly and time-consuming, however, over 100 years and a name change later, the holiday favorite is currently mass produced by Jelly Belly Company and Brach’s.
Commonly associated with fall because of its colors, candy corn is now produced in various shapes, flavors, colors and given specialty names in celebration of other holidays, such as Cupid’s Corn for Valentine’s (red, pink, and white), Reindeer Corn for Christmas (red, green, and white), Bunny Corn for Easter (two-tone pastels) and features an additional chocolate (brown) layer for Thanksgiving.