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The mystery of candy corn

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What even is candy corn anyway? The popular sweet has been a staple for Halloween and trick-or-treaters since most people can remember. But when and how were they created?

Candy corn was invented by George Renninger of the Wunderlee Candy Company in the 1880s, and the recipe hasn’t changed much since. It’s made by mixing sugar, water and corn syrup in large kettles with added fondant and marshmallow. Then they pour the mixture into kernel-shaped mold trays three different times to produce the colors seen on typical candy corn.

Interested in learning more? Read all about candy corn’s history here.

Bobby Reed, The OJT 100

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