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

Friday, October 23, 2009

Candy corn cookies

Check out these awesome looking cookies..

From Just a little space

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Homemade Candy Corn - Have you made it?

I never have, but many have. I'm tempted.

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

Candy Corn Domo

Candy Corn Domo, originally uploaded by brookelynn16.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ode to a Mellocreme Pumpkin

Ode to a Mellocreme Pumpkin | Candy Dish Blog

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.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Smell like candy corn

This is a new one for me. You like the way candy corn smells? You can now capture the essence of candy corn smell on your body!

i love candy corn | high-foaming shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath

Are you getting your candy corn on twitter?

Follow @iwantcandycorn and see what others are saying.

KISSES Candy Corn Pixies

Have you tried the Hershey Kiss Candy Corn flavor? It's pretty much white chocolate, but still not bad. Don't be confused -- it's no replacement for candy corn! But this looks pretty tasty...

HERSHEY'S Kitchens: Recipes: KISSES Candy Corn Pixies

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Giant Candy Corn

I promise it wasn't me who took the bite out of the giant candy corn.

But I would have tried.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy October! It's Candy Time!

Candy Corn, originally uploaded by orangejack.

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

Where Candy Corn Comes From (Part 4)

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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

Where Candy Corn Comes From (Part 3)

From Mushrooms? That's what @mikeblogslife (Twitter user Mike Geo) says.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Candy Corn on the Cob Cake

Alex @RDtoBe on Twitter shared with me a great looking recipe for a Candy Corn on the Cob Cake from

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

How To Make A Giant Candy Corn

How cool is this?

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

Where Candy Corn Comes From (Part 2)

I hope not, but if that's what helps cause the sweetness, then okay by me!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's Candy Corn Season!

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

Candy Corn Addiction is Hereditary?

It's not just me, it's my whole family that loves the sweet kernels. The other day I posted on Facebook that I was visiting the National Confectioners Association. My sister commented asking if I got any fancy candy corn while I was there. She was curious because she and her family had been chowing down on "the regular stuff" all day.

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

Where Candy Corn Comes From (Part 1)

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

Lunch with the Candy Man

National Confectioners Association

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 hearts Candy Corn

Horray! The CandyDish Blog just told me that there is a superstar who loves candy corn too!

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?