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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small piece of candy shaped like a kernel of corn.

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  • n. A confection of sugar and corn syrup supposed to resemble a kernel of maize.

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  • n. a small yellow and white candy shaped to resemble a kernel of corn


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  • Lewis Black really hates it.

    January 31, 2008

  • Candy corn is a confection popular in the United States, particularly around Halloween. The candy is usually tri-colored with a yellow base, orange center, and white tip, although the color combinations may vary. Candy corn is made primarily from sugar, corn syrup and honey. Carnauba wax is usually added. Although it is most popular at Halloween, it is available year-round.

    January 30, 2008

  • National Candy Corn Day: October 30 (not surprising--see National Caramel Apple Day).

    November 8, 2007