It’s time to get in the spirit of things with Halloween just right around the corner! Candy corn is a very popular candy during Halloween that comes with an interesting background. After the American Civil War, Gustav and Albert Goelitz traveled from Germany to Illinois to join an uncle who had emigrated in 1834.
Following the death of Gustav, his two oldest sons restored the candy business that he and Albert had founded. People say that in the 1880s the Goelitz Confectionery Co. invented the popular Halloween treat known as Candy Corn.
When the Goelitz Confectionery Company first produced candy corn, it was called “Chicken Feed.” The boxes were illustrated with a colorful rooster logo and a tag line that read “Something worth crowing for.”
Fun facts about candy corn:
-National Candy Corn Day is actually on October 30
-In 1950, the price of candy corn was just 25 cents per pound
-In honor of their Goelitz roots, Jelly Belly developed a candy corn-flavor jelly bean