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Video Extra: National Candy Corn Day

Posted at 8:13 AM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:51:15-04

October 30th is the day to celebrate this delicious Halloween icon.

Candy corn has been around since the 1800s, and Tuesday is the day to celebrate it.

Now you have an excuse to enjoy the traffic cone looking candies before handing them out to eager trick-or-treaters.

If you’ve ever wondered where candy corn gets its name, it’s not because it’s supposed to taste like corn or even because it’s made using corn syrup.

It’s because the yellow, orange and white colors were used to represent the colors of corn kernels.

The rather simple confection is made with little more than sugar, water, marshmallows and wax.

It’s also one of the most divisive candies out there.

There aren’t many people who could take or leave candy corn – most people seem to love it or hate it.