Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Candy Corn Delight

Candy corn was created in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Philadelphia, PA-based Wunderle Candy Company. The three colors of the candy – a broad yellow end, a tapered orange center, and a pointed white tip – mimic the appearance of kernels of corn.

Fun Facts About Candy Corn  (from BHG.com)
  • When the Goelitz Confectionery Company first produced candy corn, it was called "Chicken Feed." The boxes were illustrated with a colorful rooster logo and a tag line that read "Something worth crowing for."
  • You don't have to wait for Halloween to indulge in the mellow creme candies -- celebrate National Candy Corn Day on October 30.
  • According to the National Confectioners Association, more than 35 million pounds (or nine billion pieces) of candy corn will be produced this year.
  • Candy corn is one of the healthier candies of the Halloween season. It contains roughly 28 grams of sugar and only 140 calories per heaping handful -- and it's fat free!
  • In 1950, the price of candy corn was just 25 cents per pound.
  • In honor of their Goelitz roots, Jelly Belly developed a candy corn-flavor jelly bean.
  • Once opened, store candy corn covered and away from heat and light at room temperature; it should last approximately three to six months. If unopened, the packaged candy corn will last about nine months.

Here is my latest finish - Needlepoint Candy Corn:

 
Love these Gimmies candy corn canvases!  At this moment, I can't remember the name of it, but I used the new Silk & Ivory with the sparkly thread running through it.  I don't often get to use threads like this because I usually stitch on 18-count and silk & Ivory is too thick for that.  I used this new sparkly thread for the white top and also in the orange middle part along with a strand of orange flair.   Used yellow flair for the mouth with a Fyre Works for the teeth...so much fun. 
 
On the left is the 18-count version that I stitched a couple years ago using a stitch guide (or most of it - you know how I am) from Pocket Full of Stitches....
 
 
Aren't these just the cutest?   Can't wait to get them all done up some day so that I can display them together.  Happy Halloween stitching!

XOXO,
Suzanne