Livermore Patch Facebook readers chimed in and agreed that Candy Corn rules their Halloween list. Out of 44 votes, 19 named the corn the best while 15 claimed Tootsie Rolls the better candy. Seven readers said neither was any good, some even adding a "Yuck."
Pleasanton Patch Facebook readers also agreed that Candy Corn is the better Halloween candy. Out of 12 votes, seven named the corn the best while only four said Tootsie Rolls were better.
Dublin Patch Facebook readers disagree with Pleasanton and Livermore, naming Tootsie Rolls the better candy. Out of 14 votes, six named the Tootsie Roll the winner, with Candy Corn close behind with five votes.
Danville Patch Facebook readers agreed with Pleasanton and Livermore readers and named Candy Corn the winner, with two votes, leaving a single vote for the Tootsie Roll.
San Ramon Patch Facebook readers agreed with Dublin readers and named Tootsie Rolls the winner, with four votes. Candy Corn received three votes.
Candy Corn and Tootsie Rolls have gone head to head before.
Real Simple Magazine compared the two for their health benefits.
*Candy Corn Facts:
- Candy corn has been made with the same recipe by the Jelly Belly Candy Company since around 1900. What’s in that recipe? Sugar, corn syrup and marshmallow.
- Chocolate is the clear winner when it comes to Americans’ favorite Halloween candy, with candy corn taking second place.
- October 30th is National Candy Corn Day
- One serving of candy corn contains only about 140 calories
- More than 35 million pounds of candy corn will be produced this year. That equates to nearly 9 billion pieces—enough to circle the moon nearly 21 times if laid end-to-end.
- There is a right way to eat candy corn. NCA’s survey revealed that adults have an opinion about the right way to eat this perennial Halloween treat. Forty-seven percent think it’s popping the whole piece at once, followed by forty three percent who believe starting with the narrow white end is best. Only ten percent prefer to start with the wider yellow end.
*Tootsie Roll facts:
- An Austrian immigrant, Leo Hirshfield, produced the candy in a small store in New York City.
- He ended up naming the candy after his five-year-old daughter Clara, whose nickname was "Tootsie."
- 64 million Tootsie Rolls are produced a day.
What's your favorite Halloween candy: Candy Corn or Tootsie Rolls?