Saturday, September 14, 2013

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Candy Corn But Were Afraid To Ask

I am going to admit up front that I've never been a huge fan of candy corn.
But it's always there. 

Each time autumn arrives, candy corn is sure to follow! 

My own opinion of candy corn was most likely formed as a child. When Halloween
and Trick or Treat came around, most friends had their favorites that they
hoped to get on Trick or Treat night. Reese's, personal favorite were 
those B-B-Bats of taffy that came in chocolate, strawberry,
peanut butter and my favorite: banana (remember these?)

In any case, I don't think I ever heard any of my friends or classmates exclaim,
"I hope I get a lot of candy corn!" 
It just never happened. 

But candy corn is traditional.

It has become part of our culture and it is expected.
And it doesn't taste bad!

Did you know that October 30th is National Candy Corn Day? 

Now you do. 

According to TLC's article "What is candy corn and how is it made?" by Stephanie Watson,

"Candy corn is a sweet replicate of dried corn kernels. It's considered "mellow cream,"
a name for a type of candy made from corn syrup and sugar that has a marshmallow-like
flavor. although candy corn tastes rich, it's actually fat-free."

Check it out...

Candy corn (on the cob) via Instructables

Check out this Candy Corn fudge recipe by The Pink Elephant

Candy corn painted pumpkins from BHG

Candy Corn cupcakes by The Curvy Carrot

Candy Corn Theme party ideas from Kara's Party Ideas

Candy Corn Pretzel Fudge by Lil' Luna

Candy Corn Door Decoration from Better Homes and Gardens

Primitive fall candy corn bowl fillers by oldgoatprims via Etsy

Candy Corn Cheesecake Mousse from Glorious Treats

Candy Corn Wreath by In Between Laundry

Candy Corn Pretzles from Your Home Based Mom

Candy Corn Sugar Cookies from Martha Stewart

Candy Corn Jello Shots recipe from Just A Pinch

The secret to making homemade Butterfingers candy? You guessed it: candy corn!
Recipe for Homemade Butterfingers from Glue Sticks Blog

Candy corn in mason jars with candles

Candy Corn Martini from Fashionably Bombed

Candy Corn Wreath via Pinterest

Candy Corn Cheesecake from Wilton

Candy corn 

Candy corn Halloween wreath by AvasDesigns via Etsy

Candy Corn Drink from BHG

What do you think? Are you a fan of candy corn? 

I hope you have a great week 
Love, Laura

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  1. As a kid candy corn and jelly beans were my two favorite candies! Now I use the corn for decorations mostly, but I do buy a bag every year:@)

  2. I like candy corn, but I love banana B-B-Bats!

  3. Holy Cow. Yes. I am a HUGE fan of candy corn and this post has made me want to go out and buy some right now! The only reason I never hoped for candy corn in my treat bucket was probably because I had been eating it for weeks before Halloween. I can't wait to try that Martini!

  4. I liked candy corn, but it wasn't my favorite. I had no idea that candy corn had its own day. Now I do! I haven't eaten it in the longest time, but last year I saw the recipe for homemade butterfingers on pinerest - made me want to try to make it this year. So I'll be buying some candy corn soon. =0)
    Fun post!