As a big guy, I’m constantly struggling with trying to keep my weight under control. It’s like a fat shaming roller coaster carrying fad diets, good times, bad times, and the need to actually eat to stay alive. Normally I’m not a sweets guy as I prefer to have another helping of the good stuff like the mashed potatoes, the meats, the cheeses, the breads, etc., rather than saving room for dessert. Then, right about the time October rolls around, or maybe more accurately, right after Back-to-School season ends and Walmart officially starts Halloween, something magical happens. One of my favorite foods becomes one of my favorite desserts. Enter the candy corn!
Trending Search Data
Exploring within Google Trends for candy corn, you can see that searches for candy corn slowly starts to creep up around the middle of August until reaching a peak right around the last week of October. Then, by the second week of November, people forget about the candy corn like they forgot about Dre, and it goes away again until after the next school supply rush week.
“So what!” you say. Why do we care about this? Because candy corn gets a bad wrap, and I’m bringing it back! Just look at the first three ingredients on this bag.
- Corn Syrup (sugar)
- Confectioner’s Glaze (sugar)
See the pattern? How could something with three forms of sugar in it not be the best candy ever? But wait, that’s not all. Let’s look at a couple more ingredients.
- Salt (replenish electrolytes while binge eating sugar)
- Dextrose (they wanted to get all sciency here instead of just saying… sugar)
And then, finally, as if 4 different kinds of sugar wasn’t enough, for all of you health nuts, they throw in HONEY! Holy crap! Nature’s delicious, sweet, apian nectar is in this wonderful treat! How could it not be anything short of THE BEST CANDY EVER?!
Go Help Make Candy Corn Great Again!
There. I’ve said my piece on candy corn. I hope it has at least swayed you to give it another shot. It’s not too late to get in on this fun while it’s peaking! Amazon has this same bag here. Pick one up before the sad Walmart Halloween train rolls away as it passes the great Thanksgiving/Christmas express!