Candy Corn Makes a Comeback

by Nate Wooley | October 25, 2012 11:48 am

candy corn halloween 630 300x258 Candy Corn Makes a Comeback[1]It’s Halloween time again, and that means candy. Packaged candy, homemade candy and  even some traditional favorites[2], like the orange, yellow and white candy corn.

Most candy corn is, of course, sold around Halloween. It’s been a holiday favorite for decades and doesn’t show any signs of fading away. If anything, it’s growing.

Candy corn dates from the 1880s. George Renninger created it, and later Goelitz Confectionary Co., which would become Jelly Belly, began producing it.

Manufacturers say the formula for the tri-color confection hasn’t changed since the candy’s creation. Called “mellocreme,” it’s a combination of sugar, corn syrup and water whipped with mazetta, a form of marshmallow.

Here are some things being done with candy corn:

More on Halloween and candy:

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/candy-corn-halloween-630.jpg
  2. even some traditional favorites: http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/food/15792135-423/candy-corn-is-back-and-trendier-than-ever.html
  3. MDLZ: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MDLZ
  4. Halloween Spending Will Be Sweeter This Year: http://investorplace.com/2012/10/halloween-is-looking-good-this-year/
  5. Fewer Witches and Ghosts for Hershy this Halloween: http://investorplace.com/2012/10/fewer-witches-and-ghosts-for-hershey-this-halloween/
  6. The Best-Selling Candy Brands of 2012: http://investorplace.com/2012/09/the-best-selling-candy-brands-of-2012/

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