What Are the Ingredients in Brach’s Candy Corn?

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The main ingredients in Brach’s candy corn are sugar, corn syrup, confectioner’s glaze, salt, dextrose, gelatin and sesame oil. Brach’s candy corn also contains artificial flavors and the food colorings yellow 6, yellow 5 and red 3.

A single serving of Brach’s candy corn consists of 19 pieces and contains 140 calories, 28 grams of sugar and no fat.

Although it was originally a caramel company, Brach’s is the top producer of candy corn in the United States as of 2015. Brach’s produces additional flavors of candy corn including S’mores and Caramel during the Halloween season.

Brach’s also produces chocolate candy, including malted milk balls, peanut clusters and milk chocolate stars, and fruit candy, including mandarin orange slices, jelly beans and gummy bears. Brach’s produces sugar-free varieties of butterscotch hard candy, cinnamon hard candy, lemon drops and Star Brites. Additionally, Brach’s produces seasonal candies including Conversation Hearts for Valentine’s Day and Jelly Bird Eggs for Easter.

Brach’s was founded in Chicago in 1904 by Emil Brach. By 1948, Brach’s was the world’s largest candy manufacturer, producing over four million pounds of candy each year. The company changed ownership several times; the Ferrera Candy Company owns the Brach’s brand as of 2015.