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

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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!