Boo! Eek! It is Halloween week!
Love it or hate it?
We love it in our house.
Did you know that it used to be
called "Chicken Feed?" Do you
Well I'll tell ya.
Candy Corn was called this at one
time because real corn used to taste
nasty. Before WWI, people did not
eat a lot of corn because it was coarse
and cheap so the fed it to their chickens.
In the 20's a popular candy company
had the image of a chicken scratching
at some candy bits on the box and the
It was invented in the 1880's by George
Renniger who worked for Wunderle
Candy Co then Goelitz Confectionery
Co or as we know it today Jelly Belly,
bought the recipe in 1898 and sold the
candy under the name "Chicken Feed."
In October '15 it was estimated that 35
million tons of the candy would be made
and 15 million tons would be bought
during Halloween Week. Can you
imagine what those totals would be
We have purchased our share this
season. How about you?
~Keep on Dreaming~