By: Dillon Myers
‘Tis that time of the season once again, where candy flows from the stores to baskets to your mouth. Candy corn was originally invented in the 1880s by George Renninger, who worked for Wunderlee Candy Company at the time. However, it was the Jelly Belly Company who popularized the treat, naming it “chicken feed” in 1898. This absurd title was due to society’s belief that corn was a food not for humans, but for chickens’ consumption. Here at PHS, we conducted a survey to see what people like you thought about candy corn. The results are below:
Fun Fact: October 30th, the day before Halloween, was dubbed National Candy Corn Day.