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Candy Corn- Delicious or Inedible?

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There are many Halloween treats like chocolate and gummies, but here is one in particular that catches lots of peoples’ eyes. There are many different opinions about this sweet white, orange, and yellow candy. Yes, you guessed it! Candy corn is a famous sugary snack that many enjoy or hate. What is it made of? Let’s find out!

 

These small candies may trick you into thinking not a lot goes into making them. Well, there are actually lots of different steps and ingredients that are used when creating them. Of course there are ingredients like sugar, corn syrup, salt, but there are some other ingredients you probably may not have known about. For example, crushed up animal bones are part of the process of making candy corn. 

 

Next, let’s hear the opinions of some of the classes here at TMS!

 

Who likes candy corn?

 

(Mr. Fonseca’s class) Yes 13    No 6 

 

(Mr. Guzman’s class) Yes 18    No 5 

 

(ASB Students) Yes 13   No 8 

 

(Mrs. Vogt’s class) Yes 11  No 4

 

As you can tell, this candy can get opinions from “Wow this is amazing!” to “Yuck I hate this!” Candy corn is sold lots around the world on Halloween! So, do you love or hate this candy? Leave a comment! 

 

Sources

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/candy-corn-ingredients-made-of-gelatin-lac-resin-halloween-sugar-syrup-2017-10#:~:text=It’s%20actually%20made%20up%20of,parts%20like%20hides%20and%20bones.

 

https://www.britannica.com/explore/savingearth/the-processing-of-gelatin#:~:text=Gelatin%20is%20made%20from%20decaying,are%20obtained%20from%20slaughter%20houses.

 

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    Mia PanekDec 4, 2023 at 9:14 pm

    I have mixed feelings about candy corn its good but my stomach hurts afterwards if I have to much.

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    Dmitry NikitinOct 30, 2023 at 12:27 pm

    “Candy Corn was modeled after corn in shape, but not taste. The actual flavor of Jelly Belly’s (formerly known by the family name, Goelitz) Candy Corn is a wonderful blend of creamy fondant, rich marshmallow, and warm vanilla notes. When combined, these flavors create the distinct Candy Corn flavor. It’s actually made up of several ingredients, including sugar, corn syrup, confectioner’s glaze, salt, dextrose, gelatin, sesame oil, artificial flavor, honey, yellow 6, yellow 5, and red 3. It also contains gelatin, a protein made from animal parts like hides and bones. The tri-colored confection was designed to look like chicken feed and came out at a time when about half of Americans worked on farms. Whether you like it, hate it or just use it to decorate, you probably think of candy corn as a Halloween treatment candy corn corn is essentially empty calories and added sugar. The American Heart Association recommends limiting added sugars to no more than 6% of the calories you consume each day. For most females, that’s no more than 100 calories per day, or about 25 grams. For males, it’s 150 calories per day, or about 36 grams.

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    briannaOct 27, 2023 at 4:21 pm

    the only time I would eat candy corn is if it is the last thing I have

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    winnieOct 27, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    candy corn is a mouth-watering scrumptios treat for the taste buds. a true blessing

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    Jairus MonteroOct 27, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    They are okay I guess

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    camilla harrisOct 27, 2023 at 3:41 pm

    i loveee candy corn!!

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    Siena SemnarOct 27, 2023 at 11:31 am

    I love candy corn!!

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    Kaitlyn SchepeOct 27, 2023 at 11:25 am

    I like candy corn with all my heart, but hearing that it has animal bones in it makes me mad. I’m going to stop eating candy corn. Poor animals. I also don’t eat cows and this could have cow bones in it!

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    Muni GargOct 27, 2023 at 11:22 am

    I’m vegetarian and I can’t eat gelatin, which is made of crushed bones of cows and horses. Candy corn has gelatin, so I can’t eat it. Finally someone else knows what else goes into making candy!

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    maksim dodonovOct 27, 2023 at 11:21 am

    I like candy corn a lot, it’s probably one of my favorite candies!

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    Drake SuttonOct 27, 2023 at 10:28 am

    First of all, candy corn is absolutely terrible.
    Secondly, why would they use crushed-up animal bones in candy.

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    Olivia HuffmireOct 26, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    I can’t believe that there are animal bones in Candy corn! (I googled it to be sure) I still like them though

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