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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pre-Halloween Sugar Rush

Nothing says Halloween better than "candy". And, no candy says Halloween better than Candy Corn! Its creamy taste is unmatched. Countless parties and Halloween trick-or-treaters will be loaded up, laden down with oodles and oodles of the deliciously sweet yellow, orange and white tiny candy morsels. It is tradition when gearing up for Halloween! Therefore, let's take a day to celebrate these mellow candies for a pre-Halloween sugar rush. Be sure to hide a bag for Halloween night!

October 30 is...

National Candy Corn Day

Ick or treat? 5 strange facts about candy corn

Did you know candy corn has been around for more than a century? In more than 100 years, its look, taste or design has never changed!

According to oral tradition, George Renninger, a candymaker at the Wunderlee Candy Company in Philadelphia, invented the revolutionary tri-color candy in the 1880s.  It was made to mimic a kernel of corn and became instantly popular because of its innovative design. It was one of the first candies to feature three different colors! The Goelitz Confectionery Company brought the candy to the masses at the turn of the 20th century. The company, now called Jelly Belly Candy Co., has the longest history in the industry of making candy corn -- although the method has changed, it still uses the original recipe.

Today, candy corn is a favorite American treat to enjoy during the Halloween season. The National Confectioners Association estimates that 20 million pounds of candy corn are sold annually. Grab a handful to celebrate National Candy Corn Day!

Recipe of the Day...


You may even want to make your own candy corn...


October 30 is...Buy a Doughnut Day! 

To continue the pre-Halloween sugar rush, October 30 is also Buy a Doughnut Day! Buy a dozen and take it to the office for mid-morning break! Or, even better bake or deep fry your own ring-styled or cream-filled. 

Step back in time, revisit National Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day (Not your plain donut!) and National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day (Sandwich & Dessert) for ideas and recipes. Any of these can be decorated with Halloween flair!

Check with your local Krispy Kreme and/or Dunkin' Donuts in your area. There is the chance either or both of these franchises will be celebrating the holiday. A trip to their websites doesn't cost a thing to see if there are any "specials" going on.

Is your mouth watering yet?

Next on the Calendar...Stay tuned!