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October 30th is National Candy Corn Day!

No matter how you feel about CANDY CORN, these buttery-flavored tri-colored nuggets are the unofficial candy of Halloween. Some of us can’t get enough, and some of us think they taste like chalk, or worse.

Candy corn has been around for over a hundred years, and was designed to look like chicken feed. Each piece has about 7 calories. Comedian Lewis Black once joked that “All the candy corn that’s ever been made was made in 1911.” (Okay, he must be saying no one eats it so there’s a never ending supply. Haha. We get it. He is NOT on Team Candy Corn.)

For those of you who aren’t repulsed by these polarizing kernels, check out a couple of ways your family could use these buttery little gems to celebrate National Candy Corn Day. And for those of you who don’t like them, you could always keep one in your pocket to use as a shim for leveling a restaurant table…?

Candy Corn Math for Little Ones:
Candy corn is great for counting and pattern matching and practicing basic facts.

Candy Corn as Homework Incentive for Bigger Kids:
Here is the daughter of one of our employees, who gave herself a little reward after reading each paragraph in her BOO-ring AP History textbook.

Recipe:
You’ve probably had this at a party before, but all you do is mix equal parts candy corn with roasted salted peanuts. People say this combination tastes like a Payday candy bar. Yum?!

Home Decor:
Maybe you don’t like their taste, but you can always use these little sugar nuggets for decorating. Something easy to do is to fill any glass receptacle you have with candy corn and then place a candle in the middle. It’s a fun and festive way to create a Halloween glow.

We’d love to see YOUR uses for candy corn!:
If YOU have a fun way to use candy corn…in a recipe or in an activity or game, or in some other way, we invite you to attach a photo in the comments section below. We can’t wait to see your CORNY ideas!

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