I used to spend school afternoons with my great-grandmother Bessie, and she always kept a small glass dish of candy on the top of her kitchen counter. When it was Christmas, there were peppermints, but the only other thing I ever remember being in that glass jar was candy corn. She would fill it up at the end of summer, and leave it there until it was time to switch for peppermints. I loved sneaking a couple of pieces of candy corn every afternoon, it was a fun treat. But it just seems like the candy corn back then tasted so much better than it does now.
This week I decided to highlight all of the great candy corn ideas I've seen on Pinterest. Hope you enjoy!
A couple of facts about candy corn:
- Halloween accounts for 75% of the annual candy corn production
- October 30th is National Candy Corn Day
- Candy Corn was invented by George Renninger and produced by the Wunderlee Candy Company in the 1880's. In 1900, the Goelitz Candy Company, now Jelly Belly Candy Company, started mass producing the candy, but, due to the lack of machinery, it was only made available seasonally from March to November. Its recipe has remained unchanged.
- Candy corn isn't just for Halloween there is also:
- Reindeer corn for Christmas (red, green, and white)
- Indian corn (it's chocolate and vanilla flavored)
- Cupid corn for Valentine's Day (red, pink, and white)
- Bunny corn for Easter (pastel-colored)
I've mentioned my sister is as much a Halloween freak as me. I showed her this idea last night and she said she wants to get her toes painted like this for October! That would be cute! Not so sure I could pull it off, but I think kids would certainly love it if a teacher has this manicure (not so much in corporate America).
And then there's all of the fun food ideas!! How fun are these waffles?
And who knew candy corn grew on trees?
Hope you have a great week!! Here's to fall and lots of yummy candy corn in your tummy!