My Undying Love for Candy Corn

30 Oct

October 30 is National Candy Corn Day!

I have an abnormal love for candy corn. I was coming to terms with the fact that not many others like this sweet treat until I read more about candy corn. Wikipedia says:

The top branded retailer of candy corn, Brach’s, sells enough candy corn each year to circle the earth 4.25 times if the kernels were laid end to end.

That’s a lot of candy corn! I was in Publix about a month or so back and saw they had this candy in the front of the store. So, as I was nibbling on it (which then made me sick later because I ate too much of it), I saw this on the bag:

In case you can’t read it, it says “Even though October 30 is National Candy Corn Day, and even though this treat is strongly identified with Halloween, you can enjoy it all year long. Like, right now.”

Wait, what?! There is a National Candy Corn Day?! And I didn’t know about it?! But, why is it the day before Halloween? So. Many. Questions. Of course, I went straight to Google to find some answers about candy corn, and this nifty website came up that talks about the 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Candy Corn. Here’s what this website had to say about the national holiday (side note: the author of this website is not a fan of candy corn):

You don’t have to wait until Oct. 31 to get rid of your annual stock of waxy candy horror. There’s another holiday in October that will allow you to unload your stockpile before the trick-or-treaters start roaming the neighborhoods and egging the houses that give out crummy treats. National Candy Corn Day is traditionally held on Oct. 30, a day that mysteriously started appearing on calendars after it became a Halloween staple. Do we detect a worldwide candy corn conspiracy?

This website had other fun facts about candy corn, including how it’s one of the most hated Halloween candies. However, after more candy corn research, I found conflicting information about the candy’s popularity. The Huffington Post came out with this article just a few days ago saying that candy corn is the most talked about Halloween candy. Candy corn must be saying, “You like me, you really like me!”

Courtesy of Huffington Post

And the news for candy corn keeps getting better – we now have options. Oreo just came out with candy corn cookies! I hate to admit it, but I kind of want to try them (and then run like 5 miles afterwards). I found this clip of Ellen talking about how disgusting we’ve become as a nation with offering this type of food. And as a disclaimer, I know this whole post is dedicated to candy corn, but I very scarcely eat it or any kind of junk food and I do wholeheartedly agree with her opinion.

 

Ellen isn’t the only comedian who jokes about candy corn, either. Lewis Black does an awesome stand-up bit on it, and it’s hilarious!

 

Frozen Yogurt Candy Corn

@StudioDIY Takes a new twist on candy corn

Surprisingly, candy corn is deemed as one of the healthier candies (#6 fun fact on 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Candy Corn), but I’m not buying into that foolishness. Sugar is sugar. Since this blog is dedicated to being healthy and enjoying all the good things in life, why not put a healthy twist on my guilty pleasure with candy corn? So, I found this website through the wonderful world of Twitter that shows you how to make frozen yogurt candy corn, which seems like a way healthier alternative. I haven’t tried it yet, but I am definitely going to in the near future. Cheers to a Happy (and healthy) Halloween!

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