Not much is known about the history of candy canes – at least, not much that is backed up by reliable historical records. But we’ll go over what we do know.
It’s interesting how candy corn has become such a Halloween staple considering, A – It’s available year-round, B – many people hate it, and C – candy corn doesn’t come individually wrapped, making it a poor choice to hand out to trick-or-treaters.
Nevertheless, millions of pounds of the sugary treat are sold every year, about three-quarters of which are around Halloween.
I didn’t realize it when I chose this topic for today’s post, but today happens to be National Candy Corn Day.
I associate salt water taffy with Cape Cod, where my parents used to buy it for me in the summer.
But, there’s another touristy East Coast spot where salt water taffy originated: the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
The history of salt water taffy is as small and sweet as the candy itself.
If you’ve been to a county fair or carnival yet this summer, you may have had this sugar-spun sweet.
Four people are said to have invented cotton candy – and two of them are dentists.