I just ate a handful of candy corn, a product I hadn't ingested in roughly twelve years. "All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911," Lewis Black once joked. "Since nobody eats that stuff, every year there's a ton of it left over." But to me, it seems like as good a use of government-subsidized corn as any.

A few Halloween-inspired candy corn facts:

1) 20 million pounds of candy corn are sold each year.

2) Brach's estimates two billion kernels are sold each Halloween.

3) There are 5.4 calories in one candy corn.

4) Want to make your own? Ingredients include sugar, corn syrup, honey, and carnauba wax.

5) The recipe has remained unchanged since the early 1900s.

[Adult Candy Corn costume courtesy image of Costume Craze.]