Countries around the world will celebrate Halloween on October 31st. Candy is an inevitable part of that celebration in many locations, including the United States and Canada, where a sugary, tri-colored confection called candy corn is a favorite. And though many claim that the sweet treat is one that people either love or hate, with nothing in between, it's at the top of the list of favorite Halloween candies in the U.S. in 2015. What else can you do with a candy corn? Read on to find out how brands and bloggers are using these sweet kernels for inspiration.
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News Drill Down
- According to The Daily Meal, candy corn was introduced by Goelitz Confectionary Company in 1898. The company, which is now called Jelly Belly, still uses the same recipe, including sugar, fondant, corn syrup, vanilla flavor, marshmallow creme and food coloring.
- Mashable's article on a recent Influenster survey says the states of Oregon, Wyoming, Texas, Tennessee and South Carolina in the U.S. chose candy corn as the confection of choice for Halloween.
- Candy corn made news in space last year when astronaut Don Pettit used it to do a demonstration of how surfactants work. Watch the video on FWX.
- Candy corn has also been used as a flavor for oreos, bagels, martinis and more, says The Daily Meal. And Consumerist notes that Hostess has created a special edition candy corn cupcake "for some reason."
- Ever thought about popping a whole bag of candy corn (sans the plastic bag, of course) into your oven and seeing what happens? Cakespy did just that, and the experiment yielded a festive fall table decoration that is edible to boot.
The Daily Meal: "11 Things You Didn’t Know About Candy Corn"
Mashable: "Proof that candy corn isn't the most-hated Halloween candy ever"
FWX: "Watch the First Candy Corn Experiment in Outer Space"
Consumerist: "Hostess Makes Candy Corn-Themed Cupcakes For Some Reason"