‘Tis the season for candy corn. The candy corn season I think officially starts with Halloween, continues through Thanksgiving, and ends right after Christmas. Some facts from Wikipedia would seem to dispute this, showing that candy corn is a year round phenomenon:
Candy corn was created in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Philadelphia, PA-based Wunderle Candy Company. The Goelitz Confectionery Company began production at the turn of the century and called the product “Chicken Feed.” In 2001 the company was renamed the “Jelly Belly Candy Company.”
The National Confectioners Association estimates that 20 million pounds (just over 9072 metric tons) of candy corn are sold annually.
A popular variation called “Indian corn” features a chocolate brown wide end, orange center and pointed white tip, often available around Thanksgiving. During the Halloween season, blackberry cobbler candy corn can be found in eastern Canada. The Christmas variant (sometimes called “reindeer corn”) typically has a red end and a green center; the Valentine’s Day variant (sometimes called “cupid corn”) typically has a red end and a pink center; In the United States during Independence Day celebrations, corn with a blue end, white center, and red tip (named “freedom corn”) can be found at celebratory cook outs and patriotic celebrations; the Easter variant (sometimes called “bunny corn”) is typically only a two-color candy, and comes with a variety of pastel bases (pink, green, yellow, and purple) with white tips all in one package. In 2011, there were caramel apple and green apple candy corn variants. In 2013 there were s’mores and pumpkin spice variants. In 2014, carrot corn was also introduced for the Easter season, typically being green and orange, and having a carrot cake type flavor.”
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