Posts tagged ‘autumn’

October 30, 2014

National Candy Corn Day


35 million pounds of candy corn are produced each year.  That’s enough candy corn to circle the moon 21 times.


October 24, 2013


The first candy apple was created in 1908 by William Kolb of Newark, New Jersey.   Kolb a candy maker was looking for ways to expand sales of his red cinnamon candy during the Christmas season and used an apple on a stick as a way to display the brightly colored candy in the shop window.  It didn’t take long for the new treat to take off and soon he was selling thousands of them each year.


October 15, 2013


Candy Corn was developed in 1898 by a small candy company now known as the Jelly Belly Candy Company.


October 10, 2013


Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival in honor of Pomona, the goddess of fruit trees.


October 9, 2013


It is estimated that each gray squirrel buries at least 1,000 nuts every fall,  possibly as many as 10,000 nuts in one season. The squirrels can bury the nuts several inches deep. They locate their stash of nuts by smell, and are able to find nuts hidden under a foot or more of snow. Because they sometimes forget where they have put them, it is believed that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels.