I Hate Candy Corn.

Last updated on October 21, 2011 by Liza Hawkins

I have a confession to make.
I hate candy corn. And candy pumpkins. And every other Halloween candy made out of the same corn syrup, powdered sugar concoction. And I’ve always hated it – even as a child. Don’t judge.

I realized this because everyone around me seems obsessed with candy corn. It’s an October craving like no other – they can’t just have one or five or twenty. Co-workers down them by the handful, saying things mid-chew like, “Why do you have these at your desk???
Sweet and sugary in a toothache kinda way, candy corn just doesn’t do it for me. Crunchy, chewy and always stale, it’s amazing how much of a devoted following this orange and white classic candy maintains.

Side note: My 2-year old just walked over as I was writing this post, noticed the photo, and said, “I like those. What ARE those? I wanna have some. I wanna eat those.” Incidentally, 2-year olds don’t easily accept the fact that you can’t eat candy off a computer screen. Interesting thought on his part, however.

Today a friend of mine posted a link on Facebook to a recipe for a “fresher tastier Halloween treat.” HOMEMADE CANDY CORN. Meh.
“Perhaps I just haven’t tried the right kind of candy corn,” I thought. “Maybe, just maybe, I’m a candy corn snob that needs to eat the fresh stuff because the pre-made junk in a bag isn’t good enough.”
Nah. I may be a foodie, but I’m no food snob.
So, I just might have to try this recipe. So she can prove me wrong, and I can show her (and her Facebook friends AND Plum District DC Fans (the page where she called me out as knowing how to make them)) just how awesome I am in the candy corn making arena.
Yup. Just sayin’.

Hi, I'm Liza — a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting lost in whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life and am always on the hunt for good eats, easy recipes, binge-worthy shows, relaxing road trip destinations, the perfect fizzy gin cocktail, and time to finish my novel!

6 Comments on “I Hate Candy Corn.

  1. I had two fillings to show for my love of candy corn. Let’s just say that I stay away from them as much as possible now. Dentists have made a lot of money off candy corn cavities. =)

  2. I’ve heard from a few more non-candy-corn-lovers since writing this post. Glad to see I’m not the only one! 🙂 Still have not tried the homemade version yet….

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