Did you know that the Halloween favorite called Candy Corn was originally called “Chicken Feed”? I didn’t. The tricolored treat annually tops the list of beloved Halloween candies and is an unyielding symbol of Halloween.
Where Was Candy Corn Invented?
According to oral tradition, George Renninger, a candymaker at the Wunderlee Candy Company in Philadelphia, invented the revolutionary tricolor candy in the 1880s. The Goelitz Confectionery Company brought candy corn to the masses at the turn of the 20th century. Reference: “The History Of Halloween Candy”
It was originally referred too as “Chicken Feed” to appeal to the largely rural folks of the time.
Trick Or Treat!
Enjoying the Halloween Season? Me, too. Visit my online store for some great Halloween gifts. And you if you are preparing for the upcoming Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead holidays, the store has some unique gifts such as my original design of “Three Skulls” on selected clothing and mugs for men and women.