My little girl can't get enough of this candy right now - mostly because her mom, me, can't seem to stop buying bags and bags of it. While I still may feel guilty when she's stuffing her little mouth, I can now at least inform her of some interesting facts about the candy. And maybe together we'll reconsider how much one more handful is really worth it.
Candy corn has been made with the same recipe — containing sugar, corn syrup, and marshmallow — by the Jelly Belly Candy Company since around 1900. One serving (about 30 pieces) has 140 calories, the equivalent of three miniature Hershey bars. The National Confectioners Association reports that more than 35 million pounds were manufactured in 2005, amounting to almost 9 billion kernels.
*facts from Real Simple.