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When is National Candy Corn Day?

National Candy Corn Day occurs October 30th.

What is National Candy Corn Day?

That hankering for sweets starting in early October makes for a long wait until Halloween. Well, you don’t have to wait until October 31st to eat candy corn. Practice the post-Halloween candy binge with National Candy Corn Day, the day set aside to celebrate these creamy, corny sweets.

Candy corn is an iconic candy in the shape of dried corn kernels. It doesn’t have many ingredients: sugar, water, corn syrup, marshmallow, and fondant (which itself consists of sugar, water, and corn syrup). In more than 100 years, the recipe hasn’t changed much, and we’re still going back for more.

We eat candy for the sugar, but what about the fat content? Well, candy corn contains no fat, making it one of the healthier—or “less unhealthy”—confectionary options for Halloween.

Fun facts about National Candy Corn Day!

  • Candy Corn appeared in the 1880s by the name “Chicken Feed.” It was originally made by hand.
  • An unopened package of candy corn will last 9 months.
  • Manufacturers produce almost 9 billion pieces of candy corn each year!

How to celebrate National Candy Corn Day:

In preparation for Halloween, host a candy corn game night. Carve some pumpkins for a candy corn toss. Organize a candy corn relay race with straws and a candy-corn-and-marshmallow-cream sculpture event. Or, just make up your own games for these versatile sweets.

What’s the hashtag for National Candy Corn Day?

Use #NationalCandyCornDay on social media to show off your candy corn fondness.