I hope Gracie likes to read as much as I do. I always tell her that books can take you anywhere you want to go.
Just found this on Wikipedia:
Candy corn is a confection in the United States and Canada, popular primarily 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 3 times 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 end, a tapered orange center, and a pointed white tip. A popular variation called “Indian corn” features a chocolate brown wide end, orange center and pointed white tip. In recent years confectioners have introduced additional color variations suited to other holidays, including Christmas and Easter. The Christmas variant is marketed as “reindeer corn”, reflecting the myth about Santa’s reindeer getting their flying ability from magic corn.
I guess this is my “very late or very early” Halloween candy lesson. Gotta love Junie B. Jones :o)