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Fun Facts About Candy Corn -- Plus Tips For How To Use Leftovers

10/21/2015 02:08 EDT | Updated 10/21/2015 02:59 EDT

Like the Pumpkin Spice Latte, candy corn has a reputation for being one of the most loved and hated autumn treats around.

In the infographic below by Trillion Creative, we learn a few fun facts about controversial candy — like the fact that its recipe is 135 years old! Or that the original candy corn kernels (which were gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and vegetarian) were once called "chicken feed".

These days, the many candy corn makers still follow the same recipe from the 1880s, but it's always a good idea to check the package, since some manufacturers use recipes that contain gelatin.

Oh, and if you can't stand eating candy corn on its own, you're in luck. In the slideshow below, we share some of our favourite candy corn recipes to help put those unwanted candies to good use.

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