- Candy corn dates to the 1880s, before the automobile and the commercial telephone
- Many people believe candy corn, like Oreos, should be eaten in a certain way
Each kernel has three colors, about 7 calories
and a lot of sugar. Many people, including comedian Lewis Black
, can't stand it.
And yet every October, it fills candy bowls, trick-or-treat bags and the mouths of sweet-toothed snackers everywhere. For millions, it wouldn't be Halloween without candy corn.
Each year, manufacturers produce more than 35 million pounds of the humble tricolored candy - almost 9 billion pieces. And now, one brewery has introduced - in a chilling Halloween twist - candy corn beer.
Here are some things you may not know about the polarizing confection.
It actually looks like corn
When candy corn first came out, roughly half of Am