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George Renninger's First Batch of Candy Corn


George Renninger


Candy Corn in a glass bowl


Never goes bad.
Can act as a sealant, stretching to cover endless gaps and able to glue things together.


Advised not to be eaten


Rubbing between hands/heating it up

Collected by

Paul Hammil







Date of Collection

March 29, 1914



Candy corn is a confection in the United States and Canada, popular primarily around Halloween. Candy corn was created in the 1880s by George Renninger of the Wunderle Candy Company; the three colors of the candy - a broad yellow end, a tapered orange center, and a pointed white tip - mimic the appearance of kernels of corn. Each piece is approximately three times the size of a real kernel from a ripe or dried ear.

Candy corn is made primarily from sugar, corn syrup, wax, artificial coloring and binders. Originally the candy was made by hand. Manufacturers first combined sugar, corn syrup, carnauba wax, and water and cooked them to form a slurry. Fondant was added for texture and marshmallows were added to provide a soft bite. The final mixture was then heated and poured into shaped molds. Three passes, one for each colored section, were required during the pouring process.


When George Renninger invented this confection in the 1880's, he most likely didn't imagine that his first batch would end up in a seemingly infinitely large warehouse building in South Dakota, housing all sorts of paranormal, supernatural, mechanical, and any other kind of creation the world has seen that could theoretically destory said world in five seconds flat.

This bowl of candy corn is still as fresh as the day it was created, though eating it is not advised. The corn is a natural sealant - rubbing a piece of the sweet between the hands will render it the same consistency as putty, which can stretch to endless lengths and widths to cover any gap or glue something together. Applying enough heat to the candy, stretched or stuck, will make it snap back to its original shape.