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Holiday Candy Spotlight: All About Candy Corn

Holiday Candy Spotlight: All About Candy Corn

Although candy corn is a relatively simple confection, opinions on this holiday candy vary. Read on and take a closer look at candy corn!

As the seasons change, many of us are rediscovering our favorite fall pastimes and treats. Stores are chock-full of Halloween candy, and eagle-eyed shoppers may also find some early Thanksgiving and Christmas offerings thrown in for good measure. In a sea of Halloween favorites, which treats do you find yourself reaching for year after year? For some, nothing beats the nostalgia and simplicity of candy corn. Although candy corn is a relatively simple confection, opinions on this holiday candy can be extremely varied. Let’s take a closer look at candy corn, its popularity, and the types available from Wockenfuss this season.

How Candy Corn is Made

Candy corn has been around for over a century. While the ingredients, flavors, and appearance of classic candy corn have remained relatively constant, much of the manufacturing process has been streamlined and automated for greater efficiency. Most modern candy corn is made by pouring different layers of a colorful syrup base into molds filled with corn starch. Once the syrup has cooled and solidified, the individual kernels are shaken loose, dusted off, and covered in a shiny glaze. This process (which typically utilizes specialized machinery at every step) stands in sharp contrast to some of the older methods of candy corn production, wherein workers would have to mix and pour the different layers of candy corn syrup by hand into molds.

Why is Candy Corn Such a Popular Holiday Candy?

While some brands do their best to stay at the forefront of the public’s consciousness ahead of the Halloween season, few confections are as effortlessly ubiquitous as candy corn. Candy corn can be seen everywhere, from store shelves and TV commercials to seasonal decorations and clothing, seemingly irrespective of branding. Candy corn is cute, easy to draw or photograph, inextricably linked to Halloween, and mellow enough in flavor that it appeals to a wide audience. All of these factors have contributed to candy corn’s popularity, making it a go-to choice for all kinds of folks looking to celebrate the holiday.

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Candy Corn from Wockenfuss

Herald the beginning of fall by stocking up on our classic candy corn. Each striped kernel features the traditional creamy taste and melt-in-your-mouth texture you expect from candy corn. These morsels are perfect for snacking, gifting, or as an ingredient in holiday crafts and recipes. Wockenfuss also offers a festive Harvest Mix featuring classic candy corn, colorful harvest corn, and pumpkins.  

A Wide Selection of Delicious Treats from Wockenfuss Candies

Head to and browse our wide selection of chocolates and candies; we promise you won’t be disappointed! Wockenfuss Candies is one of the oldest candy makers in Baltimore. We opened our doors in 1915 and have proudly served the people of Baltimore ever since. If you have any questions about our wide selection of chocolates, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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