Candy Corn a Halloween Favorite
Candy Corn Day is October 30 each year to celebrate the sweet candy treat for Halloween that goes back to the 1880's in Philadelphia, Pa. The Wunderle Candy Company and candy maker George Renniger wanted to make a candy that had the shape of corn. Candy Corn was the first candy to be multi-colored, and was available March through November, and became a favorite candy for the fall.
As Halloween became more popular, Candy Corn became known as the holiday's special candy. The company expanded during World War l and changed their name to Jelly Belly, which it still is today. Candy Corn has remained popular all these years and today more than 35 million pounds are produced annually.