6. Big Business
The National Confectioner’s Association reports that over 35 million pounds of candy corn are produced in a year.
7. Chicken Feed
Vintage Goelitz packages of candy corn feature a rooster and the tag line, Something worth crowing for, which earned it the not so sweet nickname “Chicken Feed”.
8. Midland Park Confectionary Fire
On September 9, 1950 a fire at the Midland Park confectionary plant in New Jersey nearly ruined Halloween for many in the ti-state area when 2,000 pounds of candy corn were lost and production halted.