Candy corn is a confection popular in the United States and Canada, particularly in autumn around Halloween. Candy corn was created in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Wunderlee Candy Company, the three colors of the candy mimic the appearance of kernels of corn. Each piece is approximately the size of a whole kernel from a ripe or dried ear.
Candy corn is made primarily from sugar, corn syrup, artificial coloring and binders. A serving size of 22 pieces contains 140 calories and no fat.
Candy corn pieces are traditionally cast in three colors: a broad yellow bottom, a tapered orange center, and a pointed white top. A popular variation called “Indian corn” features a chocolate brown bottom, orange center and pointed white top. In recent years confectioners have introduced additional color variations suited to other holidays, including Christmas and Easter.