Candy Corn Candy

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.

“Dia de los Muertos” Men’s Classic Tee


Chickens And Dinosaurs


Way back in ancient times, sometime after the age of dinosaurs and before the invention of the computer and internet, and about the time I received an A+ grade for creative writing in 5th grade, I mean long, long-ago 65+ years ago, I raised chickens—laying hens, to be precise—and sold their eggs. Back then, I don’t remember ever thinking of chickens as being related to dinosaurs, much less the T-Rex. Although my brother did have a rather large and bad-tempered rooster with sharp, three-inch spurs that enjoyed making life miserable for any human who ventured out to the chicken yard and nests to gather eggs. He—the rooster, not my brother—I would have no trouble believing was related to the ancient dinosaur carnivores. No doubt this old rooster could recognize faces. He never attacked my father but came after me and my siblings at every opportunity and then boasted about it with exuberant strutting and crowing.

Enjoy these chicken facts.