Understanding candy corn
These little Halloween blighters are everywhere….
…and they are ANNOYINGLY addictive.
And then I saw these fellas alongside the candy corns….
Oh, how on earth will I get through Halloween with these things in every nook and cranny and place I turn?
So what is the deal with all this candy corn?
Candy corn was created in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Philadelphia, PA-based Wunderle Candy Company. The three colors of the candy – a broad yellow end, a tapered orange center, and a pointed white tip – mimic the appearance of kernels of corn (apparently).
And yes, you guessed it….candy corn is made primarily from sugar, corn syrup, wax, artificial coloring and binders. Bleurgh.
As I write this it blog only 9 days and 6 hours remain until Halloween Country in the United States of America.
It is a big ‘holiday’. And the kids have the day off school the day after Halloween, I’m guessing so that they can deal with the self-induced slump caused by their sugar hangover.
Let’s not forget that in the UK Halloween really is a non-event, unless you are a 14-year old teenager with bugger all to do and decide to spend the evening knocking on the doors of old people and asking for a quid (treat) or you’ll lob a raw egg at their double glazing (trick).
Ah, happy Halloween! 🙂