Who Actually Eats Candy Corn?

By
Real Estate Agent with TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE

I was visiting a home last night and they had a bowl of Candy Corn on the table and when I was alone I just had to grab a handful why?  Candy Corn is Halloween’s most disliked candy and I ask why?  What is the story on Candy Corn and where did it come from?  Let’s discuss!

“Candy corn has existed for more than 100 years. According to legend, a Wunderlee Candy Company employee named George Renninger invented the confection in the 1880s. The Goelitz Candy Company (now Jelly Belly Candy Company) started producing candy corn around the turn of the century and continues the tradition today” this according to alwaysatreat.com.

So, what about you?  Will you or do you have a bowl of Candy Corn in your home?  I’m doing an Open House today should I pick up a bag of Candy Corn?

Dick Betts, REALTOR®

The Betts Team

Touchstone Real Estate

The Villages, Florida

717-860-3107 cell

Dick@DickBetts.com

www.DickBetts.com

Comments (22)

Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Dick,
Gosh, I haven't had any candy corn since I was knee-high to a golf club. I wouldn't turn it down, though, if I saw some... just for old time's sake.

Oct 07, 2022 04:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Dick... I don't keep bowls of candy in my house as I would have to eat what's in them. But that being said, I don't understand the bad rap candy corn has... I quite like it and always have. Not that I eat a lot of it... but I do indulge now and then. Go ahead...  bring some to your open house.

Oct 07, 2022 04:55 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dick - while I am sure it is available more often (maybe year-round), I associate candy corn solely with Halloween.   And come to think of it, the preparation and proliferation of stuff related to this holiday seems to "linger" and "last" a lot longer than my memory.  

Oct 07, 2022 04:57 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Michael Jacobs Since 1880 so yes been around a long time.  I can't remember a bowl of candy corn out any other time than October.

Oct 07, 2022 05:12 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Nina Hollander, Broker you win a bowl of candy corn at my open house, problem every time I walk past I'll eat a handful!

Oct 07, 2022 05:13 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Carol Williams go for it, stop by a store and pick some up, let me know!

Oct 07, 2022 05:14 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Sham Reddy CRS so do you have a desire now for Candy Corn?

Oct 07, 2022 05:15 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Wayne Martin like putting a block of sugar in your mouth!  But you can't eat just one!

Oct 07, 2022 05:16 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Dick,

I only associate candy corn with Halloween and I'd say grab a bag and take it to your open house! Its not my favorite..I'd be more inclined to have a bowl of chocolate candy but personally don't do it as I know I'd end up eating it!

Oct 07, 2022 06:26 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Personally I like the traditional Candy Corn as does my husband. We enjoy it in October.

Oct 07, 2022 06:39 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

I like Candy Corn, but I also like Peeps and fruitcakes.  Yes, I am peculiar.  😋

Oct 07, 2022 07:13 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Dorie Dillard Austin TX oh yes I have the same problem, I get the bag of small mixed candy bars and end up eating all the 3 musketeers and leaving the rest behind!

Oct 07, 2022 07:55 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Ray Henson you are not alone my friend, I bought the small fruits every year!

Oct 07, 2022 07:57 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Leanne Smith but can you eat just one?

Oct 07, 2022 07:58 AM
Leanne Smith

Unfortunately not 😉, but I do eat a few because eating too many is just too sweet much like M&Ms.

Oct 07, 2022 08:35 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have eaten candy corn but I have never been a big fan of it, haha.  It would certainly not be my first choice.

Oct 07, 2022 02:58 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dick-  like Nina Hollander, Broker I like Candy Corn and have a few pieces each Halloween!!!  I often eat it by biting off the colors one by one!  I'd still prefer chocolate but hey...it's Halloween!!!

Oct 07, 2022 07:30 PM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Kathy Streib yep that is exactly how I eat candy corn.

Oct 08, 2022 04:26 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Brian England I am not a big fan either but I do eat a handful every year!

Oct 08, 2022 04:28 AM
Miriam Odegard
United Real Estate Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN
Real Estate Broker Serving Greater Indianapolis

Just wanted to thank you, Dick, for asking the real questions!!!! I ain't know no one who actually eats them. 😂🤣 Best, Miriam 

Oct 11, 2022 04:59 AM
Dick Betts
TOUCHSTONE REAL ESTATE - The Villages, FL
REALTOR® The Villages, Florida

Miriam Odegard turns out many people do but there is a twist they eat them with assorted nuts including peanuts which then taste like a PayDay candy bar!

Oct 11, 2022 05:22 AM
Miriam Odegard

Good to know, Dick! :)

Oct 12, 2022 05:44 AM