Matthew Parker's Decoder #2016-10

Can you crack October’s candy code? Here it is again:

Matthew Parker's Decoder -- Oct '16

How It Works

First match the color at the base of the candy corn with the base in the key below. (The colors in the key are arranged reverse alphabetically: yellow, red, purple, green and blue.)

Matthew Parker's Decoder -- Oct '16

Then match the position of the top colored line with the letter on that color of candy corn. When you do, you’ll know what that letter is. Got it?


In the 1880s, candymaker George Renninger created the first candy corns while working for the Wunderlee Candy Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He made them by hand-molding three separately colored sections of sugar, corn syrup, marshmallows, fondant (cake icing) and wax. Then he melted them together. This new type of candy that looked like a kernel of corn was sold under the name Chicken Feed by the Goelitz Confectionery Company.

Eventually, the name of the candy changed and so did the name of the candy company. In 2001, Goelitz Confectionery Company became Jelly Belly Candy Company.

Look for a new code in the next issue of Clubhouse magazine.

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