Candy Corn: The History of Fall’s Most Divisive Treat

Illustration by the author

These days, all the cool kids rag on pumpkin spice every fall. But, the tradition of yucking another’s yum has a long and storied history in the iconic candy corn.

The butter cream candy that was molded into candy corn wasn’t a new thing. Candies were molded into a huge range of botanical shapes that included clover leaves…