Candy corn is the best Halloween candy

About the Writer Monica Guajardo, Staff Writer

There are so many reasons to love candy corn. When you think of Halloween, various images may come to mind– witches, vampires, pumpkins and of course, Candy Corn! The image of the vibrant yellow, orange and white is a staple of Halloween.

History of Candy Corn

Candy corn has been around for 100 years. It’s original name was “Chicken Feed.” George Renninger is the mastermind behind it all and was the first to produce them. As of right now, the Jelly Belly Candy Company produces the candy today. There is of course the regular flavor and regular color but there has been variations for Valentine’s Day and Christmas with coordinating colors. These candies can be enjoyed at any time of the year!


The uniqueness with the colors, flavor and shape of the candy corn sets them apart. Some dislike the “waxy” texture of the candy so naturally they prefer maybe a Twix bar instead. Candy corn has significantly less sugar per serving than a Twix bar (or any candy.) Also, can you name another candy that you can stack to look like corn? Nope, that’s only candy corn. If you stack them in a circular pattern they will begin to resemble a corn on the cob, which is the coolest thing ever.

Fan BaseĀ 

Annually, there are 9 billion pieces of candy corn produced per year. Obviously, people are eating them because they’re amazing. Their shelf life is 8-9 months as well which means you can stock up on them and eat them for a while (or all at once.)

In my house, we always stock up on candy corn. I’ve even done a few crochet projects, I did a pillow and I’m working on a blanket that alternates the normal colors of the candy. Candy corn has the perfect flavor, texture and color. They’re the little blessings of Halloween.