The Top Ten Things You Probably Don't Know About Candy Corn
(Numbers 5 through 1)
Number 5: Recently the Food Network released the results from a survey on America’s “Top Ten Favorite Foods,” and guess what landed in the top spot? Yep. Candy Corn! Interestingly, though, candy corn is also on at least two other “Top Ten” lists.
To read about the Food Network's survey on America's favorite foods, click HERE.
3. Candy Corn
4. Sexual Addiction
5. Playing Jenga
6. The Internet
10. Singing Garth Brooks' “Friends in Low Places”
The APA also lists candy corn on its list of Top Ten Fears and Phobias:
1. Public Speaking
2. Creepy Clowns
4. Candy Corn
5. Paintings of "Big-Eyed" Children
6. Presidential Primary and Election Campaigns
7. Sad Clowns
9. Bumping into Co-Workers You Don’t Want to See at the Grocery Store
10. Hearing Disney’s “It’s A Small World After All”
Number 4: Candy Corn is the candy most often painted by artists. Famous works of art featuring candy corn have been painted by Georgia O’Keeffe (for information, click HERE), Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein, Edward Hopper, and many, many more.
Pictured at the left: Andy Warhol's "Candy Corn Chowder" hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Number 3: Do you know what the top selling costume for Halloween is? Candy Corn. Every year since 1953, Candy Corn has topped the list as America’s favorite costume for Halloween except for four years:
1993: Barney the Dinosaur
1999: Jar Jar Binks
2014: Flo the Progressive Insurance Lady
Pictured below: Bags of candy corn either have no expiration date or the expiration date is listed as "When Bag Is Empty."
Number 1: Not only is candy corn one of if not the favorite candy to receive on Halloween, houses that distribute candy corn on Halloween are egged and vandalized less than houses that give out Mary Jane taffy candies, Jujubes, Nekko Wafers, Good and Plenty, and small boxes of raisins.
Pictured at the right: 57% of the houses burned down on Halloween 2015 were houses that passed out small boxes of raisins as the "treat."