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What is Candy Corn?
  1. The marsh mallow was a delicacy in ancient Rome and Egypt. By the 1800s, confectioners were making small batches of candy with mallow, sugar, and egg whites. Mass production was made possible by using gelatin and corn starch instead.

  2. There was a poll done in 2015 for each states favorite Halloween candy and candy corn actually won a few states.

  3. The shellac coating on candy corn, Whoppers, Milk Duds, Jelly Belly jelly beans, along with numerous vitamins and pills is derived from the cocoon of Kerria lacca, a small insect

  4. American farmers often feed candy (e.g., gummy worms) to their cows as a cheap substitute for corn

  5. In times when corn prices are prohibitively high, farmers sometimes feed their cattle candy such as marshmallows and gummy worms in order to reduce feed cost, and to provide less expensive food for consumers

  6. Farmers will sometimes feed candy to cows because it's cheaper than corn.

  7. Poppycock, a word to describe nonsense and the name of a candy caramel corn and nut snack, originates from 19th century Dutch term, pappekak, meaning soft-dung.

  8. In 2016 more than 35 million pounds of candy corn were produced. Almost 9 billion pieces.

  9. Some farmers feed cattle candy because it's a cheaper source of sugar than corn

  10. It is common practice to feed cows candy in their feed, as the cost of corn continuously drives up

What are some fun facts about candy corn?

According to oral tradition, George Renninger, a candymaker at the Wunderlee Candy Company in Philadelphia, invented candy corn in the 1880s.

Candy Corns were originally named "Chicken Feed".

Candy corn stacked up makes a corncob...

US cattle farmers sometimes feed their cows defective Skittles candy, because it's cheaper than feed corn.

Candy corn can be assembled to resemble corn

Candy Corn is called candy "corn" because when you slice through the cob the kernels look exactly like the Candy Corn candies

Americans purchase nearly 600 million pounds of candy a year for Halloween. This is the equivalent of 16 billion fun size Snickers bars or 158 trillion individual Candy Corns.

Candy corn is called that because it mimics the appearance of kernels of real corn.

Americans feed cows skittles and other candy, wrapper and all, to fatten up cows when corn prices are high or if the candy is discarded. How did Americans allow food standards to drop so far?

Candy Corn was invented in the 1880s, first named “Butter Cream," “Chicken Corn," or "Chicken Feed." It became massively popular in the 1940s when wartime sugar rations were lifted and trick-or-treating began to take off.

70% of all candy corn is bought in the eight weeks before Halloween and people buy the 30% of the almost 9 billion pieces during the other 44 weeks. - fact check

When a truck full of defective skittles spilled out onto a highway in Wisconsin, the police wanted to know where the defective candy was being shipped. It turned out it was on the way to a farm to be used as cow feed. Farmers were using it as a cheaper alternative to corn feed.

Cows in America are being fed candy such as Skittles as a cheap alternative to corn, which came to the general public's attention early 2017 after a news story broke about a truck that spilled hundreds of thousands of Skittles onto a road in Wisconsin.

"Chicken Feed" was the original name of the candy corn with production starting in the 1880s. Wunderlee Candy Company was the first to produce the candy.

Why candy corn is called candy corn, if you stack it appropriately, it looks exactly like corn.

When Candy Corn was first produced in the 1880's it was called "Chicken Feed". - fact check

If Brach's laid out the candy corn kernels it sells each year end to end, they would wrap around the Earth 4.25 times

Candy corn is called candy corn because the pieces are shaped like corn kernels - fact check

Due to the rising costs of corn, farmers use defective candy, which is unfit for humans, to pad out cattle feed

why candy corn is called candy corn. - fact check

Rain Wilson aka Dwight Schrute from the Office likes Candy Corn - fact check