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....