Monday, October 28, 2019

Halloween Week



Boo! Eek! It is Halloween week!

Love it or hate it?
Candy Corn

We love it in our house.

Did you know that it used to be 
called "Chicken Feed?" Do you 
know why?

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
name stuck.

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 
today?

We have purchased our share this 
season. How about you?


~Keep on Dreaming~

3 comments:

  1. Happy Halloween Week!
    I don't really care for candy corn.
    It is a bit sweet for me!
    But it sure is festive!
    Enjoy!

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  2. I haven't picked any up this year. My husband isn't a fan and I don't want to eat the whole bag. Happy Halloween week, Melinda!

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  3. Love candy corn. I can't buy it unless I have someone to share it with, because I will eat the whole bag.

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