November 28, 2020

This Week’s Fun Fact: What Was Candy Corn’s Original Name?

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What? Really? That can’t be true!

It’s true! Today’s surprising Fun Fact is that these little tri-colored nibbles were originally called “chicken feed” because back in the day corn was thought of as chicken feed; and corn was not something that the people would have chosen to eat.

It was considered a “seasonal candy due to the tedious nature of the work” (not associated with Halloween or the Fall season) and it was only available between the months of March and November.

For me candy corn was never one of my favorite’s, but for some odd reason if I have one or two I find myself reaching for more.

What about you?

Is Candy Corn one of your Halloween favorite sweet treats to eat?







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