I can remember my sister and I, pouring out our candy to survey our treasure, discarding any candy that was not worthy of being consumed, and building various piles of worthy candy. First were the coveted candy bars, the best pile. Then came the lollipops, bubble gum, and licorice. Then lastly the candy that nobody wants or likes. For me it was the Tootsie Rolls, Smarties and the Candy corn, which by the way is the King of Halloween candy. No Halloween is complete without candy corn...but what is it? We all recognize it as the sugary little spikes that ushers in the fall season.
Candy corn was invented in the 1880's, by the Wunderlee Candy Company of Philadelphia, but it was Gustav Goelitz, founder of the Goelitz Confectionery Company that perfected the candy and production started in 1898 in Cincinnati, and still to this day are the oldest manufacturers of this Halloween icon.
We are living in a world today where lemonade is made with artificial flavors and furniture polish is made with real lemons.~Alfred E. Neuman