Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
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.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
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
Saturday, October 24, 2009
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
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Cakespy: Homemade Candy Corn | Serious Eats : Recipes
I also keep a recipe in the sidebar of this blog. If you've made it before, how was it?
Thanks to the Candy Dish Blog (who, BTW, is finishing up 'Candy Corn Week' on their blog) for this recipe.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
You are orange and green
You taste like a dream
And you are manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, sunflower seeds, milk, soy, and wheat
You herald the fall
From the special Halloween candy aisle I hear your call
You contain Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed and/or Soybean Oil, which adds a dietarily insignificant amount of fat
Oh, sweet, sweet mellowcreme pumpkin…let’s get together tonight in front of the Gilmore Girls
Where I will feast upon you until I very nearly hurl
They don’t put nearly enough of you in the Brach’s Autumn Mix.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
i love candy corn | high-foaming shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath
HERSHEY'S Kitchens: Recipes: KISSES Candy Corn Pixies
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
We've officially entered into the month of candy and the season of holidays. There's a great holiday every month now starting with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas (then the Super Bowl about a month later too!)
Celebrate with a handful or two of some candy corn! I know I will!
Monday, September 28, 2009
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Somewhere in the tropical rain forests of the Americas is a flock of these rare Candy Corn Parrots. It's a little known, and kinda gross, rumor but it's believed the droppings of these parrots are quite sweet on the human pallet.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
How cool is that? It's basically a jelly-roll cake with vanilla frosting, candy corn, and green fondant. Sounds like a great weekend cake project to make!
Friday, September 25, 2009
I mean, every time I see a regular construction cone (especially the ones with the reflector band at the top) I salivate for candy corn. Yet this project is so simple according to Zakka Life. All you need are some cones and acrylic paint.
I think instead of putting fake tombstones in the front yard as Halloween decorations, imagine giant candy corn along the walkway!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Candy Corn Altered (This Will Knock Your Socks Off), originally uploaded by KaCey97007.
It happens twice a year -- once in March and once in September -- and each is referred to as an Equinox (from the Latin for 'equal' and 'night' meaning the sun is over the Equator). And today is one of those days.
What does that mean for us? In the Northern Hemisphere it means today is the first day of Autumn or Fall.
And what does Autumn mean for candy corn lovers? It's for sale in abundance!
So eat up before we transition from Candy Corn Season to Left-over Candy Corn Season in December, then to Easter Candy Corn Season in March, then to Candy Corn Pre-Season in June.
The Harvest Is Here!
Monday, September 21, 2009
And it's not even October yet.
And I've already polished off 2 containers: Harvest Mix and regular Candy Corn.
Is addiction to candy corn hereditary?
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Candy corn type plant in secret garden! view Large !, originally uploaded by delitefulimage.
I'm going to try a new series here about the various places Candy Corn comes from. It's not all one source you know. Truth be told, it's probably from a part of all the places I'm going to show you. To get that sweet goodness taste of candy corn, it's gotta come from various sources!
In Part 1, I'll show you a plant called the Candy Corn Plant, or Cuphea micropetala. It's originally from Paraguay but can be grown indoors just about anywhere.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
I had a great lunch yesterday and it wasn't full of Candy Corn -- though that would have just taken the cake!
After I started this blog, I met Carl who works at the National Confectioners Association in DC and one of the bloggers for Candy Dish Blog. Yesterday I got to visit the NCA, get a tour, eat some candy, meet some fine folks, and go to lunch with a couple of them!
I enjoyed my time visiting with them. If you haven't stopped by the Candy Dish Blog, you should - or follow them on Twitter @candyusa. Tell them I said hello - and find me a good supply of Farley's Candy Corn!
Friday, July 3, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Rainn Wilson (The Office) digs candy corn because "you can bite out the colors one at a time." I wonder what end he starts with?
I wonder if he knows about this blog?