Halloween is the first extravaganza of the big three candy holidays, the others being Christmas and Easter. I have a favorite for each one, but my Halloween favorite is one of the simple ones.

For Christmas, I enjoy ribbon candy. At Easter, it's marshmallow Peeps. And even though I really don't eat candy anymore, I still have a soft spot in my sweet tooth for this old-fashioned treat at Halloween.

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Good old candy corn.

It doesn't matter what brand, or whether it's in a bag or in bulk. I love the stuff. Of course, after having successful bariatric surgery, candy is pretty much off of my list now, but I'll sneak a piece or two of candy corn just to savor the flavor. I love the taste, the colors, the smell.

Where did candy corn originate? According to Better Homes and Gardens Magazine:

George Renninger, a candymaker at the Wunderlee Candy Company in Philadelphia, invented the revolutionary tri-color candy in the 1880s. The Goelitz Confectionery Company brought the candy to the masses at the turn of the 20th century. The company, now called Jelly Belly Candy Co., has the longest history in the industry of making candy corn -- although the method has changed, it still uses the original recipe.


So now you know the origin of my favorite Halloween candy. Tell us what your favorite candy is this Halloween season!

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