Friday, October 30, 2009

Canadian Corn?

TV Squad has a list of Eight TV character-inspired Halloween candies. One of them is from "How I Met Your Mother", Robin Scherbatsky's Canadian corn:
Oh, Canada. Slutty pumpkins aside, Robin had to convince her American friends that Canada not only celebrates Halloween, but Canadian corn is the best Halloween candy ever. That's right, Canadian corn. It's like candy corn, only it's orange on the top and white on the bottom. It also tastes like pancakes because it isn't made with corn syrup; it's made with maple syrup.

I'd try it! Sounds like a great idea.

Help Yourself to some Candy Corn!

October 30 is National Candy Corn Day! Help yourself to some sweet, sweet goodness!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Candy Corn Street Art In DC

Wooster Collective: In Celebration Of Halloween: Candy Corn Street Art In DC

Candy Corn Nutrition Facts

Candy Corn Nutrition Facts, originally uploaded by orangejack.

No fat!

Tomorrow it National Candy Corn Day! How will you celebrate?

Candy Corn, originally uploaded by h3ather.

I plan to munch early, munch often!

Candy Corn Shark Teeth

Candy Corn Shark Teeth, originally uploaded by orangejack.

When I got to the bottom of my container of candy corn, it looked like I had a collection of shark teeth. There must be a Candy Corn Shark out there somewhere swimming toothless.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Candy Corn Face Paint

I got my option of what sort of Fall icon to get painted on my face.
Getting Face Painted

Guess what I got?
Candy Corn Face Paint

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Candy Corn is mostly Fondant

Candy corn is made with fondant, a special confectionery ingredient consisting of about 20% sugar and 80% corn syrup. Fondant is solid at room temperature but becomes a nice smooth fluid as it is heated because sugars are more soluble at higher temperatures. This liquidy syrup is deposited in molds as it was around the turn of the century, but the process is slightly more efficient.

Rather than using solid molds to shape candy corn into its distinctive form, the syrupy slurry is poured into indentations in a tray of corn starch.

Candy Science Tuesday: Candy Corn and Starch Molding | Candy Dish Blog