Chicago's contributions to childhood


Candy Corn

The single biggest cause of once-a-year stomachaches (right behind Easter Peeps), candy corn has its bright yellow roots firmly in the Windy City. Emil Brach, the son of German immigrants, opened a candy factory in Chicago in 1904. Brach's Confections' first product was caramels, but it quickly moved on to the orange-and-yellow kernels. The company is now headquartered in Minnesota, but the original Chicago factory was the set for Gotham Hospiatl in the 2008 film The Dark Knight.

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