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Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment[edit]

This article was the subject of a Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment, between 17 August 2020 and 23 November 2020. Further details are available on the course page. Student editor(s): Lilian2742.

Above undated message substituted from assignment by PrimeBOT (talk) 16:39, 16 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Older comments[edit]

Sorry, I thought it was clear why I deleted the Thanksgiving link... there is already one right above it. Dante Alighieri 04:09 Dec 3, 2002 (UTC)

Aha! I'm easily confused. I decided to rewrite around it, because candy corn is a classic that is pushed at Hallowe'en but is actually available other times of the year as well, while Indian candy corn is strictly limited to Thanksgiving. I also added a link on candy because to tell the truth I have never heard of confectionery, only that confectioners make candy. Ortolan88
I don't think it's still true that Indian Corn is strictly limited to Thanksgiving. In the middle of September, three grocery stores and one discount store I visited today had Indian Corn as part of Halloween displays right next to the Candy Corn. It's likely that it was originally only for Thanksgiving, but I don't think that's true any longer. I'm nervous about editing the main page as I'm new at this, so I just wanted to leave a note here. 21:12, 22 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Shouldn't those pumpkins be mentioned? They're clearly of the same make as candy corn. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:34, 26 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This page really needs a picture ... candy corn rocks! — Daniel Quinlan 04:51, Aug 23, 2003 (UTC)


I've eat it every year around Halloween but I'm still not sure what flavors are used. --Gbleem 08:25, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Branch's Candy Corn contains: Sugar, Corn Syrup, Salt, Honey, Soy Protein, Gelatin, Confectioner's Glaze, Dextrose, Artificial Flavor, Tatanium Dioxide Color, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Red 3, Blue 1. It has 115mg of sodium per 40g serving, or 0.29%, so there's less than that amount of honey. Still, I think honey is the only noticable flavor after sugar. —BenFrantzDale 03:00, 9 October 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

a candy korn is smaller than a kernel of korn dude —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:45, 12 June 2006

"The process was only possible between the months of March and November." This statement is a little puzzling. Why exactly was or is it only possible to produce candy corn between the months of March and November . As far as my cooking knowledge goes (and I do know a few things) the Fall/Winter months are/were probably better candy making weather, (cool and dry as opposed to warm and humid) at least in the northern climes. Is it because of the availability of corn syrup and sugar ? These are pretty perennial staples, so I was just wondering why March and November?-- Chuxway —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:56, 31 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Anyone else find it intresting that you can get to French Revolution in 3 links from the artical ? Deuxhero 20:47, 5 June 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

that's awesome Kansaikiwi (talk) 21:28, 6 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Well now it's just two ;) *Vendetta* (whois talk edits) 22:29, 8 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vandalism by[edit]

This person did some small vandalism by putting in yum as the second word. The IP has been given a warning and the word has been changed. Just thought I say what happened. --ASDFGHJKL 16:57, 17 August 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Is there not Easter candy corn with pastel colors? Does anyone have information on this?


I've added an expansion tag. If you know a lot about candy corn, please expand this article. --SonicChao 14:15, 29 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Size Matters![edit]

I'm confused, as I have never actually seen candy corn I thought I would look it up, however I'm still lost as to the size of it. When people are saying a corn kernel, do they mean roughly a 1/2 cm square? I think you need to be more specific for all the non american readers who didn't grow up knowing what it is.

--Crydwyn 13:06, 26 Janurary 2007 (UTC)

I haven't eaten the stuff in years, so I don't know if I remember the size exactly, but I would say that, while the width of the candy is about right on the top and sides (Depending on the candy and variety of corn, of course), the candy is actually a bit longer than a kernel of cork. I'd estimate it's somewhere between 1.5 to 2cm in length. --Col.clawhammer 14:42, 16 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you've ever seen "feed corn", the kernels are much larger than those which are usually eaten by people (popcorn, corn-on-the-cob, canned corn, etc.). Not as large as candy corn, but the resemblance is enough that once you see it you'll recognize that this is the corn of which candy corn is a cartoon exaggeration. I assume the general population was more familiar with this kind of corn when candy corn was invented. --Jeff robertson 12:59, 26 October 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Lewis Black on Candy Corn[edit]

Lewis Black has made some jokes about candy corn. Is this worth mentioning in the article?

Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that's never been advertised. And there's a reason. All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. And so, since nobody eats that stuff, every year there's a ton of it left over. And the candy corn company sends the guys out into the villages, to collect out of the dumpsters all the candy corn we've thrown away. They wash it! They wash it! I'll never forget the first time my mother gave me candy corn. She said, 'Here Lewis! This is corn that tastes like candy!' (takes it, eats it) ... 'This tastes like crap!' And every year since then, Halloween is returned and I, like an Alzheimer's patient, find myself in a room, and the room has a table in it, and on the table, is a bowl of candy corn. And I look at it, as if I've never seen it before. 'Candy corn,' I think. 'Corn that tastes like candy. I can't wait.' (takes it, takes a bite) 'SON OF A BITCH!' - Comedy Central Presents

--Amanojyaku 23:19, 28 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's funny, but I'm not sure if it's relevant. --JD79 19:04, 21 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Of course it's relevant -- candy corn is awful! --Deuxsonic (talk) 06:58, 1 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Only to some people. I for one enjoy it. (talk) 23:07, 6 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
as do i. Kansaikiwi (talk) 21:31, 6 September 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It might be relevant in a cultural references section if other references can be drawn up. (talk) 00:26, 4 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If one was justified, and I am not convinced one is, a mention would have to be made of The Onion's classic "Generic Candy Corn Will Give You AIDS" by the CEO of Brach's. WWB (talk) 05:43, 16 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's nor relevant, and the claim that it's a popular misconception in the South is not supported by any facts or citation. It's just a fan-boy plug for Lewis. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:00, 3 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

But what is it??[edit]

i'm from the uk and have no idea what candy corn is other than an orangy sweet made from sugar. i looked up the page and now i know what it's made from. what it looks like but not what it tastes like or even what texture it is.... little clarification plz! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:26, 31 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Imagine biting a sugar cube wrapped in wax paper. Thats what it tastes like. The outside is a little leathery and waxy (since its wax) and the inside is all soft sugar. If you like it, you love it and if you hate it you HATE it. There is no middle ground. (talk) 18:07, 31 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ah thank you! Think that makes it kind of like the none liquorice squares you get in liquorice allsorts then. Always wondered what it was like :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:02, 1 November 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Not wax, as far as I can tell. The shell is just the sugar that has dried out. (yes, I realize I'm responding to a year old post... lol) -- (talk) 01:38, 1 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes... but does it have any flavour? What sort of texture? Is it vegetarian? Stub Mandrel (talk) 20:12, 15 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's basically like really bad marzipan that's gone stale. Glossy on the outside and somewhat grainy on the inside. It lacks the pleasant taste of marzipan, however, and just tastes like vegetable shortening and granulated sugar milled hard. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:30, 9 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Candy corn jokes[edit]

I know it's hilarious to joke about how candy corn is ageless and was all produced decades ago, but it's not encyclopedic. Provide sources, or drop it. --ShadowRangerRIT (talk) 18:10, 23 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"The National Confectioners Association estimates that 20 million pounds (over 9000 tons) of candy corn are sold annually." IT'S OVER NINE THOUSAND!!! ;) -- (talk) 07:23, 11 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Nutrition Facts"[edit]

"Serving Size 22 pieces (40.0 g)

Calories 140

Sodium 115 mg 5% Daily Value*

Total Carbohydrates 36.0g (Sugars 28.0g) 12% Daily Value*

  • Based on a 2000 Calorie diet"

This section is a mess. Badly formatted, unreferenced, relies on some unspecified precise recipe, and "Serving Size 22 pieces" certainly isn't a nutrition fact. As such, I'm removing it.

If we can find a source, we can do it properly, using {{nutritional value}}. But meanwhile.... -- Smjg (talk) 10:57, 23 October 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The opening sentence doesn't really make sense[edit]

"Candy corn is a confection in the United States and Canada, popular primarily in autumn around Halloween (though available year-round in most places)."

By "a confection in the United States and Canada", is it meant that all specimens of the stuff are within the boundaries of those two nations, or what? Moreover, how is this meant to be compatible with the final parenthesised bit? Most places aren't in the United States or Canada. — Smjg (talk) 16:12, 11 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I assumed that the content in parentheses referred back to the sentence, ie. "most places [within the United States and Canada]". If so perhaps something like "(though also widely available year-round within those countries)" would be clearer. I have made this change.Anonymous watcher (talk) 15:17, 26 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see that another editor has now entirely removed the note about year-round availability. Perhaps this is the best option?Anonymous watcher (talk) 00:04, 30 October 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Probably. But that still doesn't answer my first question. Meanwhile, I've put a clarification request. — Smjg (talk) 17:25, 22 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Serving size ??!!??[edit]

wtf? who "serves" candy corn? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 00:41, 14 January 2013‎

Survey: Nation hates candy corn[edit]

Most often found in the US and Canada?[edit]

"Found in" makes it sound like an animal or mineral. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:10, 5 August 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chicken Feed[edit]

This name was certainly still in use when I was a child in the 1950s. I don't know if it was still a trademark or not. Perhaps I got the name from my parents' generation. Anyone still call it that? Kostaki mou (talk) 21:10, 31 October 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I'm confused how candy corn has five sides, and why it's so notable as to be in the opening description?

None of the sources mention that. If the idea is that there are five sides to the three dimensional shape, pentagonal is the wrong word, as that describes a two dimensional five sided polygon.

Planned Changes[edit]

Hartel R.W., Hartel A. (2014) National Candy Corn Day. In: Candy Bites. Copernicus, New York, NY.

I plan to add more information on the history and sales of candy corn. The sources lister above are some preliminary sources that I have picked out and they describe the history/invention of candy corn and include information on the popularity, and sales of candy corn. My primary goal is just to explain what candy corn is and to provide some background information on its invention. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lilian2742 (talkcontribs) 16:30, 25 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sell it all year! (Read this!!!)[edit]

We must act on this concern. They only seem to sell candy corn around Halloween in stores. But candy corn is so good. Why don’t they sell it year round? We must act. We must make the brands sell it throughout the year. We must. 2001:5B0:48E1:9148:78ED:3C62:912C:65FF (talk) 21:27, 21 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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