Happy frickin’ National Candy Corn Day.
Some of this nonsense has even been perpetrated by this very Web site: here, here, and here. People call it “waxy” and “garish.” They say it's “not real food.” The former complaints are more simply matters of (bad, wrong) taste; the latter is nonsensical snobbery. It is real food. I know that because I've eaten probably three bags of it this month — plus one smaller bag of the candy corn's elegant older sister, the pumpkin mellowcreme — and I am still alive today, typing my feelings about candy corn.
“ACTUALLY, candy corn is disgusting.” — this guy
Candy corn is a very real food. A very real GREAT food.
If you don't like candy corn, you're a dumb idiot.
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Its design is an homage to actual corn on the cob, which is delightful.
Every meal side should have a candy version of itself, but only corn is chill enough to not be threatened by a sugary counterpart. Can you imagine a candy broccoli? Candy brussels sprouts? No. Too uptight.
According to this picture's owner that is cookie dough in the middle. Which I can't personally vouch for. But candy corn is about dreaming big.
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Its ombré color scheme is both on trend and pleasing to the eye.
Many candies are just a single color, or a variety of separate colors placed together in one bag. How many challenge themselves to present a range of colors within a single piece?
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