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Christopher Columbus and his ship, the Santa Maria. (Wikimedia Commons)

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VOTED THE ‘’WORST’’ HALLOWEEN CANDY!

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(FoxNews) – Before it was known as “candy corn” — and more than a
hundred years before it was crowned the
“worst” Halloween candy in
a 2019 poll — the triangular, tri-colored treat went by a much different,
less-alliterative name.

The original recipe for what’s now known as “candy corn” is said to
have been invented sometime in the 1880s, according to popular belief,
by an employee of the Wunderle
Candy Company. (The Wunderle Candy
Company puts the exact date at 1888, and says an employee named
George Renninger came up with the idea.)

Wunderle wasn’t the only company to hop on the candy corn craze. The
Goelitz Candy Company — which later became Jelly Belly — began
producing the treats by the turn of the 20th century, marketing them 
under the name “Chicken Feed,” according to a 2015 report published
in
National Geographic.

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George Renninger

The 1898 packaging design for Goelitz Candy Corn.
The 1898 packaging design for Goelitz Candy Corn.  (Jelly Bean)

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National Voter Registration Day is a national holiday celebrating our
democracy. It was first observed in 2012 and has been growing in
popularity every year since. Held on the fourth Tuesday of September,
National Voter Registration Day has been endorsed by the National
Association of Secretaries of State (
NASS). It is further supported by
the National Association of State Election Directors (
NASED), the U.S.
Election Assistance Commission (
EAC), and the National Association
of Election Officials (
The Election Center).

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