Saturday, October 29, 2011

National Candy Corn Day

By Akindman,

Candy corn history dates back to the 1880s when the Philadelphia-based Wunderlee Candy Company's George Renninger invented this popular candy. Wunderlee Candy Company was the first company to manufacture the candy. In 1900, the Goelitz Candy Company, which later became the Jelly Belly Candy Company, started making these candies and continues to make candy corn today. (Wikipedia)

Candy corn is one of those polarizing Halloween traditions; people either love 'em or just can't stand them. Their triangular shape, Autumnal colors, and sweet little stripes make up an image ingrained in Halloween celebrations all over the world. In honor of the iconic seasonal treat, I looked up a few facts and put it all together in a fun quiz. Think you know candy corn? Test your knowledge here.

1. What are the three primary ingredients of the original candy corn recipe?
    a) Sugar, corn syrup, powdered sugar
    b) Sugar, water, and corn syrup
    c) Sugar, water, and honey

2. Originally, how many months per year did they produce candy corn?
    a) Five
    b) Eight
    c) 12

3. On average, how many calories does each kernel of candy corn contain?
    a) 2.57
    b) 3.07
    c) 3.57

4. In the Thanksgiving variation, "Indian Candy Corn," what color is the yellow layer replaced with?
    a) Brown
    b) Red
    c) Orange

B – Sugar, water and corn syrup
A – Five
C – 3.57
A – Brown

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