The History of Candy Corn: Despite its rural roots, this sweet treat is not a sweet deal for sugar farmers!

While candy corn may have the reputation of being one of trick-or-treaters’ least favorite Halloween candies... It’s a uniquely American treat with a rural background!

While candy corn may have the reputation of being one of trick-or-treaters’ least favorite Halloween candies... It’s a uniquely American treat with a rural background!

The American Sugar Alliance took a look at several different treats and the amount of sugar within them compared to what they cost consumers. The group found that while a bag of candy corn costs consumers around $3.49, the sugar content of the candy in it only costs the candy manufacturer about 31 cents! That is just three cents a serving.

But what about the farmer’s payoff from that serving? Less than a penny! Not a very sweet deal for our sugar farmers out there...

Rural Lifestyle & Entertainment Shows
Dailey & Vincent are BACK ON RFD-TV for another great season, brought to you by Gus Arrendale & Springer Mountain Farms. Join them as they welcome scores of fabulous bluegrass, country, and gospel music acts as special guests!
Join popular polka performer Mollie Busta as she hosts the weekly “Mollie B Polka Party” on RFD-TV! The one-hour program features the nation’s top polka bands and a wide variety of ethnic styles produced on location at music festivals from around the country.
Starring award-winning artist Perley Curtis, anyone who enjoys the classic sound of real Country music will love “Perley’s Place.” Filmed live at the iconic Nashville Palace, near Opryland in Nashville, TN, with a live audience, it’s one classic County hit after another.
RFD-TV’s newest music series, “On the Record,” presented by John Deere, takes viewers on a journey through the heart of country music. Hosted by renowned broadcaster, Suzanne Alexander, the show features long-form interviews with today’s biggest artists and the veterans who inspired them. “On the Record” also gives viewers a front row seat to intimate performances and exclusive music video releases, highlighting the broad scope of Nashville’s talent.
The affable and unassuming international singing star Daniel O’Donnell is one of Ireland’s best known performers – from Australia to Alaska.