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Friday, October 30, 2015

Pre-Halloween Sugar Rush

Nothing says Halloween better than "candy". And, no candy says Halloween better than Candy Corn! For more than a century, 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. Don't forget to hide a bag for Halloween night!

While snacking on the tiny, fun morsels, check out the History of Candy Corn. There you will find The Story Behind Candy Corn, Fun Facts About Candy Corn, and Creative Ways to Display Candy Corn. Ever eaten a doughnut sprinkled with crushed candy corn? Keep reading for there is more to this day than just the fact that...

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! Crush a bag of candy corn and sprinkle generously over the top of a fresh, warm doughnut!

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

Is your mouth watering yet?