10.28.2008

Facts about Candy Corn




Who doesn't love candy corn? I decided to do a bit of research on the candy, so that you didn't have to. You can thank me later.
  • Candy corns were invented in 1880.
  • They were originally handmade by men (not women) for 8 months out of the year.
  • Sugar, corn syrup and honey continue to be the main ingredients. 
  • Three passes for each mold is how they get the tri-color. 
  • 35 million pounds of candy corn are sold each year. That is approximately 9 billion individual candy corns.
  • Most people eat them in 3 bites - white is usually first. 
  • Candy corn is naturally fat free.
  • One serving of candy corns is only 140 calories. 
  • Each candy corn has 3-1/2 calories.
  • 26 pieces is one serving.
  • We aren't going to talk about the sugar content. 
  • Or the carbs.
Better go getcha some quick. Only two days remain until National Candy Corn Day - October 30. 

Your welcome. 

2 comments:

rob said...

Come celebrate candy corn day on my blog for candy corn!

Margerie said...

I love the smell of them.....

And I loved the part in Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion where they go on the fat-free candy corn and jelly belly diet.

Love ya!!