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 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. 

So what exactly is candy corn?

"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? 

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